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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.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 50 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings

Ingredients

  • 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)

Directions

  • 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 15x10x1-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°.
Nutrition Facts
2 drumsticks: 157 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 398mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 15g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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