Oven Baked BBQ Chicken Drumsticks Easy Dinner Recipe

Beautifully charred. Perfectly dipped in bbq sauce. And so easy to devour. These BBQ chicken drumsticks are so, so good!

bbq chicken drumsticks

I think your grill is looking for an upgrade. Burgers and hot dogs are great, but sometimes you want something different. Something that is grilled to perfection but doesn’t need to be wrapped inside of buns. 

That’s where these BBQ chicken drumsticks come in. 

Whether you’re watching your carbs or you just need a break from the same old grilled recipes, this should be your next grilling adventure. 

Sure you could use wings, or even thighs. But these drumsticks just hit right. They’re the perfect friendly finger food, especially for the tiny hands in your house. Easy to hold, easier to absolutely devour.

They’re really easy to make, too. Even if you decided to have a completely spontaneous barbeque and you’re not really prepared, these drumsticks have your back. Just grab some skin-on chicken legs, your favorite bottle of bbq sauce, and some EVOO. Has barbequing ever been this easy? 

This easy-to-make dish comes together so quickly that you’ll have plenty of time to whip up some sides that will go great with these drumsticks. I personally love to serve these drumsticks with an easy mixed green salad, complete with boiled eggs. Or for the perfect summer treat, a side of easy crab salad. Mmm. 

Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Let’s fire up that grill because these bbq cravings have started to hit pretty hard. These drumsticks will quickly become a grilling favorite. 

And if you’re looking for a recipe that you can bake in your oven, these baked chicken wings are divine! 

Ingredients

  • 4 drumsticks (chicken legs)
  • A bottle of bbq sauce of your choice
  • 4 Tbsp of extra- virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper

bbq chicken drumsticks

How to Make BBQ Chicken Drumsticks

  • In a bowl combine 4 Tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil, 1 teaspoon of sea salt, and 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper; mix well.
  • Rinse chicken drumsticks and add to the oil mix. Let stand for at least 30 minutes.

bbq chicken drumsticks

  • Preheat grill.
  • Make a little boat like shape with foil paper (curl the edges in each side), this is so you don’t get bbq all over the grill. (however, if you wish, you could grill without the foil).
  • Brush on bbq sauce.
  • Grill on low heat, covered. Flip chicken around occasionally, brushing with bbq sauce.

bbq chicken

  • BBQ chicken drumsticks are done when the they are darkened.

bbq chicken drumsticks

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bbq chicken drumsticks

BBQ Chicken Drumsticks

Course dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 440 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 drumsticks (chicken legs)
  • 1 bottle bbq sauce of your choice
  • 4 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl combine 4 Tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil, 1 teaspoon of sea salt, and 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper; mix well.
  • Rinse chicken drumsticks and add to the oil mix. Let stand for at least 30 minutes.
    bbq chicken drumsticks
  • Preheat grill.
  • Make a little boat like shape with foil paper (curl the edges in each side), this is so you don’t get bbq all over the grill. (however, if you wish, you could grill without the foil).
  • Brush on bbq sauce.
  • Grill on low heat, covered. Flip chicken around occasionally, brushing with bbq sauce.
    BBQ Chicken Drumsticks
  • BBQ chicken drumsticks are done when the they are darkened.
    bbq chicken drumsticks

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
BBQ Chicken Drumsticks
Amount Per Serving
Calories 440 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 1824mg79%
Potassium 432mg12%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 38g42%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 289IU6%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword bbq, chicken, drumsticks, olive oil
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