Grilled Spicy Drumsticks

Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 20 mins

Lots of flavor in these. Need to marinate for 20 minutes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place all ingredients in plastic bag, seal and shake well.
  2. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  3. Remove from bag, reserve the marinade.
  4. Cook over medium heat for 20 minutes, turning and basting with reserved marinade as needed.


Most Helpful

Inez this is a great recipe for a picnic. So simple to make Just enough spice to make you tastebuds say WOW!!! We all loved it. Instead of using drumsticks we used chicken breasts. My family only eats white meat ; ) I grilled them for about 45 to 50 minutes. This was delicious! Thanks so much Inez ; )

RecipeNut September 20, 2002

I wasn't sure if I was supposed to use 8 chicken drumsticks or whole chicken legs. I happened to have a package of five chicken legs, so I used these. I marinated for a couple hours and then grilled over low heat (any higher and they caught on fire.) They looked and smelled scrumptious and we could not wait to eat them. I finally moved the chicken over to indirect heat so it would not burn but cook through and closed the lid on them for an hour. After cooking this way, they should have been done, but...they were raw inside! So....I ended up puttiong them in the oven for an hour and we finally got to eat them! They were very good, with just the right amount of spice and everyone who had the patience to wait for them loved them! I think next time, I will definitely use just drumsticks instead of the whole leg. Thanks for sprucing up our usually bland chicken on the grill!

Karen=^..^= September 23, 2002

This was an excellent recipe! It was quick and easy to make. We used cider in our marinade. The flavor was slightly sweet with a Middle Eastern character. I highly recommend sqeezing lemon wedges over the meat as it is served. This brings out the flavor to its fullest. Great job, Inez!

Sue Lau September 23, 2002

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