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Barbecue chicken drumsticks

 11 ratings

Prep Time:90 mins

Cooking Time:25 mins

Serves:4 Adults


Barbecue chicken drumsticks

This easy recipe is not just for the BBQ, it can be done in the oven too.


  • 16 Chicken drumsticks

For the Marinade:

  • 1½ tablespoons of tomato ketchup or tomato purée
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1½ tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of wholegrain mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
  • 1 orange, juice and zest
  • Black pepper, to taste


  1. Mix all the marinade ingredients together in a large bowl and season well with pepper
  2. Place the chicken drumsticks into the bowl and stir around until all the drumsticks are coated with the sauce
  3. Cover the bowl with cling film and place on the bottom shelf of the fridge to marinate for at least a couple of hours
  4. Light the barbeque and when it’s hot place chicken pieces on top
  5. Cook the chicken for at least 25 minutes turning regularly making sure that the chicken cooks evenly on all sides
  6. Before serving, check that the chicken is properly cooked by removing it from the heat and cutting into the thickest part of it with a clean knife to ensure that it is piping hot all the way through and there is no pink meat remaining and the juices run clear

What you will need

  • Mixing bowl

Serving suggestions

Serve with baked potatoes and corn-on-the-cob

"Remove the skin before eating to cut down on calorie and fat intake"

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