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Honey Barbecue Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

Honey Barbecue Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

No better time of the year to turn on the grill and make these delicious Honey Barbecue Chicken Drumsticks.


For sauce:

  • 2 cups ketchup
  • cup water
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

For chicken:

  • several pounds chicken drumsticks thawed, patted dry, salt & peppered


  • Combine all sauce ingredients in a saucepan and let come to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook uncovered for approximately 2 hours, stirring occasionally. The mixture will thicken and reduce a bit. Store in the fridge until ready to use.
  • Prepare your grill to about medium-high (About 450-f degrees surface temperature). Grill the chicken for approx. 30-35 minutes, flipping every 10 minutes. Wait to add the barbecue sauce until it has only about 10 minutes left to grill. Slather on the sauce to all sides of the drumstick, close the lid on the grill and finish cooking.