Barbecue chicken Drumsticks

Hey lovelies

Did you feel that little bit of sunshine today?

it’s something we haven’t felt in ages,

Jes doesn’t it really do you the world of good

ah I’m sick of it, sick of the snow, the cold, the dark and dreary days of the longest winter of all time.

So today I ran with the little bit of sunshine and made a batch of my barbeque chicken drumsticks.

Drumsticks are really economical, you can pick them up for around €3 in any supermarket.

(But sometimes when you pick them up you can be a bit baffled on what to do with them)

I’ve got the answer right here

My homemade barbeque rub and glaze are really easy to throw together and by cutting all the skin off your cutting the fat too.

By baking them in the oven your finished drumstick is succulent, juicy  with a distinctive  smokey and sweet barbecue flavour

when I’m serving younger kids I usually cut the chicken off the bone, but any school goers will love picking it up and chomping it off the bone caveman style

These are delicious served with wedges, corn on the cob and salad

I can’t wait to hear how your gang gets on with this one, get in touch via the Facebook page or even join in the crac over in the home cooks Ireland group 

Jolene x


8 chicken Drumsticks

For the dry rub

  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon  paprika
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

Homemade barbeque glaze

  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika

Method (serves 4)

You will need 2 mixing bowls and a large lined  baking tray

preheat over to 180c

with sharp scissors cut all the skin off your Drumsticks and any fatty bits

in a bowl mix all your dried spices for your  rub

cover each drumstick with the dry spice rub

place onto your baking tray and oven bake for 40 mins turning each drumstick after 20 minutes

in another mixing bowl combine the honey, soy, ketchup and smoked paprika to make your glaze

after 40 mins brush each drumstick with the barbecue glaze

place back into the oven to bake for a further 10 minutes

check that the chicken is cooked through, with no pink showing (it should be cooked through after the 50 mins and really juicy)

serve  and demolish


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