Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins

My family loves these. Spicy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, mix together the first 4 ingredients.
  2. Sprinkle mixture over the drumsticks; rub into the drumsticks with your fingers.
  3. Place turkey drumsticks in a large roasting pan.
  4. Cover and roast at 350 degrees for 50 minutes to 2 hours or until done.
  5. Mix together BBQ sauce and lime peel.
  6. Brush turkey drumsticks with BBQ sauce and continue baking for about 15-20 minutes, uncovered, or until heated through.


Most Helpful

First and foremost, I have to say that the flavor turned out excellent. However, I was disappointed to find that after 1 hr. 20 min. even the *smallest* drumstick wasn't cooked through. We were hungry so I ended up finishing them in the microwave. Although the recipe states "until done," I think the longer cooking time might be more typical, and it would be nice to know up front. Also, I am fairly sure I had 4 lb. of meat, but I halved the seasoning amounts and it was still far too much. Finally, the recipe doesn't say whether to cook covered or uncovered after brushing with sauce. I went for uncovered, basting several times, since I wanted them to be "finger food." I won't be making them again, because the kids didn't think they were as much fun as I thought they would - but I still urge other people to try them, keeping in mind that they might take longer to cook. (3 *, March 20, 2003) Update: I think might be kind of glitchy/inconsistent in posting my reviews to the top, since I had no clue I had made this before until I started to post a review. Let's just say that things went much more smoothly this time. I used my probe thermometer set for 175 and ignored it. I got distracted and forgot to start my potato wedges, so I ended up taking the legs out when they were cooked through then putting them back in with the sauce for 20 more minutes. They were perfect. I also think the lime zest is a real revelation; such a great flavor. I am sure I will be making this again.

evewitch December 10, 2011

This was really savory. Fall off the bone good. We seared ours in some olive oil for a couple min.s and then oven baked for an hour and 20 mins. Do try this as it is inexpensive and great left overs!!

BakerMamma November 16, 2008

Nice spicy flavour.

CheekyC July 16, 2007

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