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Saucy Barbecue Drumsticks

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Grill: 15 min.


8 servings (2 cups sauce)

Updated: Jan. 05, 2022
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
Saucy Barbecue Drumsticks Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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