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Grilled Huli Huli Turkey Drumsticks

I'm never one to do things traditionally, so when it came time to hosting Thanksgiving, I went in a completely tropical direction. Borrowing my favorite Hawaiian chicken recipe, I substituted turkey legs and have never looked back. —Jacyn Siebert, San Francisco, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 40 min. + standing
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 3/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup sherry or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 6 turkey drumsticks (1-1/2 pounds each)
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped


  • Mix the first 6 ingredients. Reserve 1-1/3 cups for basting; cover and refrigerate. Pour remaining marinade into a large baking dish. Add drumsticks and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  • Drain turkey, discarding marinade. Place turkey on greased grill rack. Grill, covered, over indirect medium heat, 40-45 minutes or until a thermometer reads 175°,. Turn drumsticks occasionally throughout cooking. Baste often with reserved marinade during the last 10 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes; garnish with green onions.
Nutrition Facts
8 ounces cooked turkey: 486 calories, 20g fat (6g saturated fat), 171mg cholesterol, 671mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0 fiber), 57g protein.

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  • Kymberly
    Oct 20, 2018

    My husband and I tried these last night and LOVED them!!! They did take about double the listed grilled time but it was worth the wait. We loved the flavor so much that we want to try the sauce on some chicken thighs, too! Great recipe. Happy to add a new recipe for turkey meats.