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Sweet & Spicy Chicken Drummies

 Sweet & Spicy Chicken Drummies
We were on a camping trip, and a young bachelor brought these chicken legs for dinner. They were fabulous! I was so impressed, I asked him for the recipe.
10 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 50 min.


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 20 chicken drumsticks (about 5 pounds)


  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the sugar, paprika, salt,
  • pepper, garlic powder, chili powder and cayenne. Add drumsticks, a
  • few at a time; seal bag and shake to coat.
  • Place chicken in two greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. (A small amount of
  • meat juices will form in the pan.)
  • Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 50-60 minutes or until chicken
  • juices run clear and a thermometer reads 170°-175°. Yield:
  • 10 servings.