15 Juicy Grilled Chicken Drumstick Recipes That’ll Tingle Your Taste Buds

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15 Juicy Grilled Chicken Drumstick Recipes That'll Tingle Your Taste Buds

The white meat you get from chicken is one of the healthiest meats out there, far better for you than red meat. And the leg meat you get in chicken drumsticks is always the most succulent.

When done right you get tender morsels that fall off the bone, wrapped in a crispy flavorful skin that could tempt anybody.

Get ready for your mouth to start watering as I present what I believe are 15 of the best grilled drumstick recipes that you’ll find anywhere on the net!

Let’s not wait around any further – you’re going to want to get your teeth sunk into these!

1) Easy Grilled Chicken Drumsticks Recipe From My Everyday Table

15 Juicy Grilled Chicken Drumstick Recipes That'll Tingle Your Taste Buds

We’re gonna kick things off with something nice and easy. It may be a super simple recipe, but it’s full of delicious flavor…

You only need 4 ingredients (besides the chicken), and prep takes as little as 5 mins tops. You make an easy marinade the night before with olive oil, soy sauce, garlic, and red pepper flakes.

Add the chicken, distribute evenly, and refrigerate. The next day, simply grill for 5-10 mins until the inside reaches 165 degrees, and you’re good to go.

For the full recipe, simply click on this link.

2) Grilled BBQ Chicken Drumstick Recipe From Taste And See

15 Juicy Grilled Chicken Drumstick Recipes That'll Tingle Your Taste Buds

Now, the marinade for this recipe may feature your favorite barbecue sauce, but it sure does feature a lot of other ingredients too, to give it some real va-va-voom! It’s got dry mustard, smoked paprika, garlic, brown sugar, and more.

What’s more, you only really need to marinade it for 2 hours, which means you can make the marinade on the same day, and don’t have to worry about prepping everything the day before. 

Juicy, succulent, and simply to die for!

For the full recipe, simply click on this link.

3) Grilled Chicken Legs Recipe From Fit Foodie Finds

15 Juicy Grilled Chicken Drumstick Recipes That'll Tingle Your Taste Buds

Now, this is a grilled chicken drumstick recipe with a difference! 

Instead of your basic marinade, this recipe involves a dry rub, made with such ingredients as coconut sugar, ground mustard seed, garlic powder, paprika, a pinch of heat from some chili powder, a pinch of delicious ground cinnamon, and more.

The  dry rub gives the chicken a scrumptious crisp coating. And if it’s a tad too dry for you, you can always serve it up with your favorite barbecue sauce on the side.

For the full recipe, simply click on this link.

4) Grilled Barbecue Chicken Legs Recipe From A Southern Soul

15 Juicy Grilled Chicken Drumstick Recipes That'll Tingle Your Taste Buds

With this chicken drumstick recipe, you get to combine your favorite barbecue rub with an absolute mouth watering barbecue sauce…

The barbecue sauce consists of such ingredients as sweet honey, brown sugar, sharp lemon juice, flavorful Dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce, fiery Texas Pete hot sauce, and more. 

You grill the chicken with the barbecue sauce on, basting until the sauce has thoroughly caramelized. Sublime!

For the full recipe, simply click on this link.

5) Grilled Chicken Legs From The Wooden Skillet

15 Juicy Grilled Chicken Drumstick Recipes That'll Tingle Your Taste Buds

Now, this recipe comes complete with the recipe for an amazing dry rub included. What’s more, the recipe is enough to coat a whopping 12 chicken drumsticks, which is enough for everyone at the cookout, and some bonus extras for a lucky few!

It features some very interesting ingredients, including the likes of oregano, turmeric, ground ginger, garlic, coriander, paprika, cumin, and more.

It comes out perfectly crisp on the outside and lovely and tender on the inside!

For the full recipe, simply click on this link.

6) Grilled Chicken Legs Recipe From Dinners, Dishes & Desserts

15 Juicy Grilled Chicken Drumstick Recipes That'll Tingle Your Taste Buds

This is one of the most thorough recipes around for chicken drumsticks, composed of both a spicy dry rub, and an amazing Asian barbecue sauce, and even a stunning garnish to top it all off.

Ingredients for the spice rub include plenty of chili powder, garlic, sweet brown sugar, and more.

And the barbecue sauce is even more interesting, including fresh ginger, honey, sriracha, orange juice, and more. And the garnish of crispy sesame seeds and cilantro makes for an excellent finishing touch.

For the full recipe, simply click on this link.

7) Grilled Barbecue Chicken Drumsticks From Cook At Home Mom

15 Juicy Grilled Chicken Drumstick Recipes That'll Tingle Your Taste Buds

For those of you who want to cut down on your carbs, this could well be the recipe for you – it’s so low in carbs it’s classed as keto-friendly. But, fortunately, it doesn’t skimp on taste. It’s super juicy with perfect caramelization.

The recipe includes a barbecue spice blending consisting of some great spices, including garlic, chili powder, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, and more. 

What’s more, there are instructions provided for both gas grilling and charcoal grilling.

For the full recipe, simply click on this link.

8) Grilled Chicken Legs Recipe From Recipe Teacher

15 Juicy Grilled Chicken Drumstick Recipes That'll Tingle Your Taste Buds

I just love this recipe – it’s both sweet and savory, not to mention seasoned to perfection.

You make up a dry rub, made up of the likes of cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, ground mustard, garlic powder, sweet brown sugar, and more.

Once applied to the chicken legs with a little oil, you then grill over a medium heat and let it gradually cook until tender!

For the full recipe, simply click on this link.

9) Southwest Grilled Chicken Drumsticks Recipe From Gimmie Some Grilling

15 Juicy Grilled Chicken Drumstick Recipes That'll Tingle Your Taste Buds

When you see what the ingredients are for this recipe, you’ll be kicking yourself for not thinking it up yourself already – all that’s needed for this recipe besides the chicken drumsticks is a little olive oil and 2 to 3 tablespoons of store bought taco season.

The recipe is super simple, it’s just a case of brushing the drumsticks with the olive oil, and then rubbing in the taco seasoning to give it some real flavor and heat, before grilling for about 30 minutes or until the internal temperatures reaches that magic mark of 185 degrees Fahrenheit.

For the full recipe, simply click on this link.

10) Grilled Chicken Drumsticks From Fine Dining Lovers

15 Juicy Grilled Chicken Drumstick Recipes That'll Tingle Your Taste Buds

If you find yourself in the mood for international cuisine, you might want to check this recipe out.

It features a unique and moreish sweet and spicy marinade that consists of chopped garlic, chili flakes, fresh rosemary, regular ketchup, honey, lemon juice, crunchy sesame seeds, and sesame oil.

The recipe provides enough marinade to coat a whopping 12 chicken drumsticks, and is ready in no time at all. 

For the full recipe, simply click on this link.

11) Grilled Chicken Drumsticks Recipe From The Mediterranean Dish

Do you like Moroccan food? If so, you’re certainly in for a treat with this recipe – it features a stunning spicy garlic harissa marinade. 

You will need to prep the marinade the day before and have the chicken drumsticks marinate in the refrigerator overnight (or failing that at least 4 hours), but I promise you it’s worth it.

The ingredients include chopped garlic, harissa paste, sumac, thyme, lemon or lime juice, olive oil, and red onion, all blended together.

For the full recipe, simply click on this link.

12) Grilled Sweet & Spicy Lime Chicken Recipe From Foodess

15 Juicy Grilled Chicken Drumstick Recipes That'll Tingle Your Taste Buds

As the name of the recipe suggests, this scrumptious Vietnamese dish is both sweet and spicy, thanks to its interesting mix of marinade ingredients, which include the likes of minced garlic, sweet brown sugar, lime juice, turmeric, cayenne pepper, and more.

You only need to marinade the chicken for 2 hours, but overnight would be better if you can manage it.

For the full recipe, simply click on this link.

13) Grilled Chicken Drumsticks Recipe From Craft Beering

15 Juicy Grilled Chicken Drumstick Recipes That'll Tingle Your Taste Buds

Now, this is a grilled chicken drumstick recipe with a very nice twist, whereby you concoct an alcoholic brine for the drumsticks to soak in ahead of time.

This brine is composed primarily of either porter ale or another dark, malty beer, along with some other flavorful ingredients, such as garlic, bay leaves, peppercorns, mustard seed, clove, and plenty of sweet brown sugar.

You  also get to use a dry run as well. Either your favorite one if you already have one in your kitchen, or you can follow the provided one.

And the recipe can produce 10 to 12 drumsticks for the whole family to enjoy.

For the full recipe, simply click on this link.

14) Grilled Tandoori-Style Chicken Drumsticks From Food And Wine

15 Juicy Grilled Chicken Drumstick Recipes That'll Tingle Your Taste Buds

How about a nice Indian twist on this barbecue favorite?

You can use this recipe to make a delicious tandoori marinade, composed of such flavorful ingredients as garam masala, fresh shredded ginger and garlic, mustard seeds, chili powder, lemon juice, and creamy yogurt.

Once marinated in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, the chicken is ready for the grill, and shortly afterward, you’ll have a moreish set of drumsticks to share, that pair excellently with Indian sides such as naan breads. 

For the full recipe, simply click on this link.

15) Cherry Barbecue Chicken Drumsticks Recipe From Food Network

15 Juicy Grilled Chicken Drumstick Recipes That'll Tingle Your Taste Buds

And now, we’re going out with a bang! This flavorful recipe features a range of different ingredients that go together surprisingly well. 

You season the chicken with a dry rub and marinate for at least an hour, but the real magic comes from the sauce you brush on before the drumsticks hit the grill.

It’s made up of such ingredients as cherries, fresh orange and lemon juice, tomato paste, chili powder, ketchup, and more.

For the full recipe, simply click on this link.

Final Thoughts

So, there we have it, 15 tantalizing grilled chicken drumstick recipes that will have you wanting more. I won’t be surprised if several recipes catch your interest. 

Happy grilling!

Connor Smith