Honey Thyme Grilled Chicken

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: May. 21, 2023
For grilling chicken, I wanted a marinade different from barbecue sauce, so I pulled out some honey and thyme. If you have time, let the chicken marinate awhile to boost flavor. —Noel Bigelow, Alexandria, Virginia
Honey Thyme Grilled Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 8 chicken drumsticks (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. In a small bowl, whisk oil, honey and garlic until blended. Sprinkle drumsticks with seasonings.
  2. Lightly oil grill rack with cooking oil. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat 15-20 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°-175°, turning occasionally and brushing generously with honey mixture during the last 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

2 chicken drumsticks: 418 calories, 26g fat (5g saturated fat), 95mg cholesterol, 531mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0 fiber), 29g protein.