Grillied Chicken Drumsticks- The Art of Drummies

Super easy, never fails, grilled chicken legs for the whole family. Just pat dry, spice and cook over medium-high heat. Then you will have crispy goodness for all.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course, Main dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 161kcal
Author: Dan Mikesell AKA DrDan


  • 6 Chicken drumsticks

Just Salt and Pepper are fine but this is My Seasoning - this makes more than you need - keep for next time. Use only a small amount

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Pat dry the drumsticks. Trim off excess skin and any loose bones/tissue especially in the joint area.
  • Now preheat grill to get a surface temp of about 450. That is medium high on a standard gas grill and medium on a hotter gas grill. Clean and oil.
  • Season to your taste and do not use all the mixed seasoning. A little cayenne is nice. You may want to skip the cayenne if cooking for little ones. Just some salt and pepper will do or use seasoning of your choice.
  • Lightly sprinkle chicken on all side to taste. Let rest at room temperature until grill is ready.
  • Check grill temp if possible and place chicken on the grill.
  • Flip every 5-7 minutes until internal temp of 185-190 degrees. About 30-35 minutes.
  • Let rest for 10 minutes before serving. They are way too hot anyway.


Pro Tips:
1) Pat dry and season to taste
2) Medium grill. Hot is bad.
3) Final internal temperature of 185 plus is the key to this recipe.
A note on the seasoning: Just a light salt and pepper are find but I included a nice mix that I like on these drumsticks but it makes more than you probably need. So DO NOT use all the seasoning. Season to your taste and save the remainder for another time.
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Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.2g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.003g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 557mg | Potassium: 3mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.001g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1.1mg