Place drumsticks in foil or plastic wrap and warm them at room temperature before grilling.
For perfectly succulent chicken drumsticks, a grilling time between 25-30 minutes is ideal for almost any recipe. Overcooking can char and dry your meat, but you want to make sure you don't undercook poultry either. Keep your grill around 300-400°F and make sure the internal temperature of the chicken is at least 165°F.
There are several ways to cook the perfect chicken drumsticks on the grill:
As you preheat your grill, coat the grill grates with oil to prevent your chicken from sticking. Keep that oil handy! You'll need it later.
Turn your grilled chicken over once to keep the skin an even, crispy golden-brown.
Spice up your drumsticks with rubs, marinades, glazes and sauces. Marinate your drumsticks for several hours before cooking. Add spices before they hit the grill and glazes and sauces shortly before they’re finished. Every master griller’s toolbox is incomplete without a Basting Brush to help you spread an even glaze.
Remove your chicken from the grill onto a warm plate and let your drumsticks sit for three to five minutes before serving.
Serve with vegetables and potatoes for a healthy, delicious backyard meal.
Try new flavors and marinades to see where your backyard grilling will take you next!