Grilled Chicken Drumsticks with Honey-Chipotle Sauce

grilled chicken drumsticks with honey chipotle sauce
  • Yield: 4
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 60m
  • Ready In: 1:10 h

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Grilled chicken drumsticks with honey-chipotle sauce. Grilled chicken drumsticks with delicious sweet and spicy honey-chipotle sauce. Adapted from


  • 2 pounds (960 g) fresh chicken drumsticks
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • For Honey-Chipotle Sauce:half of red onion,peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup (60 g) melted butter
  • 1 cup (250 g) ketchup
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 cup (125 g) brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup 960 ml) apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup (125 g) clear honey
  • 3 1/2 oz (105 g) chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 28 oz (840 g) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon liquid Barbecue Smoke®
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


Step 1

Heat gas grill over medium-high heat.

Step 2

Pat dry chicken drumsticks with a paper towel. Season with salt and black pepper.

Step 3

Grill chicken drumsticks on low heat. After chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165º F (82 C),brush with honey-chipotle sauce. Continue grilling,turning,for a further 3 minutes.

Step 4

Remove grilled chicken drumsticks from the heat. Arrange on a serving platter. Serve with extra honey-chipotle sauce.

Step 5

To prepare sauce: Preheat sauce pan to medium-high heat. Add melted butter and diced onions. Cook until onion translucent.

Step 6

Add remaining ingredients,reduce the heat to low and simmer until sauce has thickened, for about 1 hour. Remove from the heat ans set aside. Allow to cool completely.

Step 7

Place sauce in a blender or food processor. Process until smooth.

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