Sweet and Smoky BBQ Chicken Drumsticks

BBQ Chicken Drumsticks

Sweet and Smoky BBQ Chicken Drumsticks


  • -1 lb chicken drumsticks
  • -1/4 cup olive oil
  • -1/4 cup ketchup
  • -3 tbsp brown sugar
  • -2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • -1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • -1 tsp smoked paprika
  • -1 tsp garlic powder
  • -1 tsp onion powder
  • -Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, ketchup, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Place the chicken drumsticks in a large resealable plastic bag or a shallow dish and pour the marinade over them. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  • Remove the chicken from the marinade, discarding any excess marinade. Grill the drumsticks for 20-25 minutes, turning occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through and the surface is seared with grill marks.
  • Serve hot with your favorite sides and enjoy!


Note: You can also bake or pan-fry the chicken drumsticks if grilling isn’t an option.

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