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How to Grill Chicken Drumsticks

There are many ways to learn how to grill chicken drumsticks. Follow these tips and you will have delicious grilled chicken drumsticks every time.

Children and adults alike enjoy grilling chicken drumsticks. Serve up a delicious grilled chicken drumsticks recipe at your next outdoor bbq and you will be a hit with everyone.

How to Grill Chicken Drumsticks: The Key is Good Marinade

The marinade for the best chicken legs usually has a Teriyaki base. The main flavors are soy, ginger and garlic. A popular method is to put the chicken legs in a large plastic zip bag with the marinade, though any bowl or container will do as long as the legs can marinade for an hour or two or until they are ready to use.How to Grill Chicken Drumsticks

How to Grill Chicken Drumsticks: Getting the Grill Ready

Just a note: Free range chicken has a better taste than industrial produced chicken; organically produced chicken has a better taste than free range chickens. Granted, organically produced chicken is too expensive for many budgets, but if you can manage free range.

Be sure to start with a good clean grill, because you do not want any flareups with chicken drumsticks. Go ahead and fire up the grill, it can be either gas or charcoal. If you have a gas grill, set the temperature to medium.chicken, it is highly recommended over industrial produced chicken.
For charcoal make a well-distributed flat bed of coals. The chicken will go directly over the coals. With gas, close the grill and allow it to heat up. With charcoal, make sure the coals are thoroughly heated through.

How to Grill Chicken Drumsticks: Tips on Grilling Your Chicken Drumsticks

Using tongs, place the chicken drumsticks on the grill. Close the lid on your grill. After five minutes, turn the chicken drumsticks over, close the lid and cook for another ten minutes. Chicken, unlike beef, must be cooked thoroughly because of the potential for harmful bacteria. To test to see if the chicken is done, peal back the meat on a chicken drumstick to the bone.

If you see any pink in the meat, you need to return the chicken to the grill for a few more minutes. If you are using a thermometer, the inner temperature should be 160 F degrees. Like most meats, you should allow to set a few minutes to allow the juices to return to center of the meat. Hope you enjoyed learning how to grill chicken drumsticks!

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