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Sweet & Spicy Grilled Chicken Drumsticks

These chicken drumsticks are just the thing your BBQ is craving! Prepare & marinate the chicken the night before your party so it soaks up all the sweet and spicy flavours. Make sure you provide napkins, these should definitely be eaten with your hands!

Sweet & Spicy Grilled Chicken Drumsticks

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  • 12 chicken drumsticks, skin on
  • 2/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup hoisin
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp garlic. minced
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • Chopped green onion, sesame seeds and cilantro for garnish



Add drumsticks to a large ziploc baggy.


In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together soy sauce, hoisin, honey garlic and pepper flakes.Β Reserve 1/2 cup of marinate for later basting. Pour marinade into ziploc bag over chicken. Toss to coat and refrigerate at least 1 hour before grilling (24 hours is ideal!).


Grill chicken over medium heat, basting with reserved marinate as you go. Be care as this recipe includes honey and it can quickly char the outside of your chicken. Cook until internal temperature reaches 165Β°F (75Β°C), about 8-12 minutes. Serve hot with chopped green onions and sesame seeds as garnish!

Britt Stager
Food Director at Love Local Food |

Britt Stager wears many hats including Food Editor for Love Local Food, Director of Social Media Marketing and REES + STAGER, Director of Real Food Creative, and blogger at My Daily Randomness, a personal lifestyle blog. Her true loves in life include her dog Maddy, coffee and dessert.

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