Saucy Barbecue Drumsticks Recipe
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Saucy Barbecue Drumsticks Recipe

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After searching for an out-of-this-world bottled barbecue sauce, I threw in the towel and stirred up my own with ketchup, honey, brown mustard—the works. —Kathleen Criddle, Lake Worth, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Grill: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Grill: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped sweet onion
  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 16 chicken drumsticks

Nutritional Facts

2 chicken drumsticks with 1/4 cup sauce: 422 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 95mg cholesterol, 909mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (48g sugars, 0 fiber), 29g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, mix the first eight ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 15-20 minutes to allow flavors to blend, stirring occasionally. Reserve 2 cups sauce for serving.
  2. On a lightly greased grill rack, grill chicken, covered, over medium heat 15-20 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°-175°, turning occasionally and brushing generously with remaining sauce during the last 5 minutes. Serve with reserved sauce. Yield: 8 servings (2 cups sauce).
Originally published as Saucy Barbecue Drumsticks in Simple & Delicious June/July 2016

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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BeckyJCarver User ID: 59111 252575
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2016

"This sauce is very sticky & sweet & very good. The recipe was easy to make. I don't have a grill so i baked mine in the oven. Watch the sauce carefully so that it doesn't burn while cooking."

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 248715
Reviewed May. 28, 2016

"I really enjoyed these. The barbecue glaze was very tasty."

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