Dr Pepper Drumsticks

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Grill: 30 min.


6 servings

Updated: Dec. 31, 2022
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


  • 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


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the first 8 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.

Nutrition Facts

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