Dr Pepper Drumsticks Recipe
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Dr Pepper Drumsticks Recipe

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If you love Dr Pepper as much as I do, try it in my barbecue sauce for grilled chicken. It adds zip to the ketchup, bourbon and barbecue seasoning. —Shannon Holle-Funk, Venedy, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Grill: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Grill: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2/3 cup Dr Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 4 teaspoons barbecue seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt, optional
  • 12 chicken drumsticks

Nutritional Facts

2 drumsticks: 316 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 95mg cholesterol, 1289mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 0g fiber), 29g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the first eight ingredients; if desired, stir in celery salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 8-10 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring frequently.
  2. On an oiled grill, cook chicken, covered, over medium-low heat 15 minutes. Turn; grill 15-20 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 170°-175°, brushing occasionally with sauce mixture. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Dr Pepper Drumsticks in Simple & Delicious June/July 2015

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 255687
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2016

"The family raved about these! I think one of the boys ate 6 of them for dinner."

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 230911
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2015

"Fun ,sweet flavor. This was both easy and fun to put together."

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