Maple-barbecued Chicken Drumsticks

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

From a Southern Living cookbooklet. Super tasty. Super easy, and super addicting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring first 7 ingredients to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, stirring often, 6 minutes. Remove 1/4 cup chili sauce mixture; brush evenly on drumsticks. Reserve remaining mixture for basting.
  2. Prepare a hot fire by piling up charcoal on one side of grill, leaving other side empty. (For gas grills, light only one side, heating to 400° to 500°.) Arrange drumsticks on food grate on unlit side.
  3. Grill drumsticks, covered with grill lid, 1 hour or until chicken is done, turning once and basting with remaining chili sauce mixture every 15 minutes.
Most Helpful

4 5

Made these for my hubby, I'm not fond of wings or drumsticks. He liked them a lot, said he would like a little more heat next time. I made mine in the oven, covered tight with foil in a rectangular roasting pan. I also added sliced yellow onions on top which were a nice addition, basting halfway through cooking time. Uncovered and baked about 10 minutes longer so they would get a little sticky, thanks for sharing!

5 5

These were really good and easy to make. I made these for freezer tag 2008. I put the first 7 ingredients in a freezer bag, closed and swished everything together. I then added the drumsticks, sealed and froze. The day before making, I pulled and let them thaw in the fridge. I dumped all in a pan and cooked them on the grill for an hour. They were so good. Loved the sauce. Will be making again.

5 5

AWSOME!!! Tried it on the grill and in the oven and both turned out perfect. The Fam loved it!!!