September 26, 2021 | Last Updated on December 17, 2021 by Patricia Valbrun
This Sweet and Sticky Chicken Drumsticks recipe is so easy to prepare while being budget-friendly. Covered in a delicious sweet bbq sauce, this makes for the perfect family-pleasing recipe.
During the summer months, using the grill or smoker is always an option. You can pair these alongside Southern Mac and Cheese.
Baked, crispy, succulent Sweet and Sticky Chicken Drumsticks made easy and cooked to perfection.
How to make Sweet and Sticky Chicken Drumsticks
BBQ drumsticks is a crowd-pleaser making it a stable in our home for a good reason.
Daily ingredients you can find in your pantry helps stay within budget and are more manageable to feed a crowd.
Simple ingredients call for an easy recipe, right? You got it!
Prepare Chicken recipe
- Season chicken with seasonings (per recipe below).
- Marinate in refrigerator for 2 hours or overnight.
- Bake for an hour until golden brown. Add bbq sauce then bake for another 15 minutes.
How long to Bake Chicken Drumsticks at 400
Bone-in-skin-on chicken drumsticks take about 60 minutes to cook at 400F. No need to cover or flip the chicken.
To ensure the chicken is cooked at a temp of 165, use a meat thermometer.
You can also check for doneness by using your fork and pulling the meat apart. If there’s no pink inside, then your chicken is all done.
Best Honey BBQ Sauce for this recipe
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with using pre-made bbq sauce. We did say, easy recipe, right?
Our favorite store-bought bbq sauce is Baby Rays that I find at my local grocery store.
When looking for the perfect bbq sauce, my suggestions are smokey, sweet, and tangy.
What to serve with Chicken Drumsticks
BBQ Sauce Substitute
If you don’t like bbq sauce but enjoy baked chicken, you can opt out of using Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce by making your own. Here are some options !
Sweet and Sticky Chicken Drumsticks
- 8 Chicken Drumstick
- 5 Thyme stems
- 1 tsp Mustard
- 1 tsp Alspice
- 1 tsp Nutmeg
- 1 tbsp Garlic
- 1 tsp Ginger
- 1 tbsp Paparika
- 1 1/2 tbsp Slap yo mama
- 1 tbsp Jerk seasoning
- 1 cup Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Mix all seasonings into a small bowl.
- Marinate the chicken for 30 minutes to an hour or overnight.
- Place chicken on a parchment-lined pan. Bake for 1 hour.
- Brush with bbq sauce, then cook on broil for another 15 minutes until sauce is sticky.
- Enjoy !
Recipe NotesNo need to flip the chicken. Allow it cook all the way through for the 1hour. Then, top it off with bbq sauce and broil for the last 15 minutes. Garnish with parsley or green onions if desired. You can substitute bone-in chicken thighs in this recipe.
How did you like this recipe? Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Looking for another chicken recipe ? Try this Peruvian Chicken Recipe recipe next!