BBQ Chicken Drumsticks
A spicy homemade barbecue sauce glazes these drumsticks.
Grilling chicken adds a marvelous smoky flavor that complements the sweet and spicy barbecue sauce. It’s easy to make
your own sauce and control the ingredients, or if you have a favorite barbecue sauce, just use that. Dress up a purchased barbecue sauce by adding your favorite ingredients. Mustard, hot peppers, honey, and herbs and spices are great additions to bottled barbecue sauce. To use the sauce as a marinade and to serve it with the cooked chicken, you can either use separate quantities for the two uses, or simmer the marinade for a few minutes after you’ve finished basting the chicken as it grills. Serve this delicious chicken with potato salad, chips, and cold beer.
Yield: Serves 4-6
- 1 onion, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, winced
- 1 jalapeno pepper; minced
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons Pijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Cook onion, garlic, and jalapeno in olive oil 6-7 minutes. Remove to bowl; add vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, soy sauce, celery salt, and pepper.
Add drumsticks; turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate 8-24 hours. Drain drum sticks, reserving marinade.
Prepare grill; place marinade in saucepan. Simmer.
Grill chicken, covered, over medium coals for 15 minutes. Turn and start brushing with simmering marinade; grill 15-20 minutes longer until done. Serve with remaining marinade.