Grilled Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

This grilled chicken drumsticks recipe is perfect for a summer barbecue or a quick weeknight meal. Juicy and flavorful, these drumsticks are sure to be a hit with family and friends.


  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Optional: lemon wedges for serving


  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat, around 375-400°F (190-200°C).
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, minced garlic, paprika, oregano, thyme, salt, and black pepper to create a marinade.
  3. Pat the chicken drumsticks dry with paper towels. Place them in a large bowl or a resealable plastic bag.
  4. Pour the marinade over the chicken drumsticks, ensuring they are evenly coated. If time allows, marinate the chicken in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, or up to 4 hours for maximum flavor.
  5. Once the grill is preheated, lightly oil the grill grates to prevent sticking. Place the marinated chicken drumsticks on the grill.
  6. Grill the drumsticks for about 25-30 minutes, turning occasionally, until they are cooked through and reach an internal temperature of 165°F (75°C). The skin should be crispy and golden brown.
  7. Once cooked, remove the drumsticks from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes before serving.
  8. Optionally, serve the grilled chicken drumsticks with lemon wedges for a burst of freshness.
  9. Enjoy your delicious grilled chicken drumsticks hot off the grill!

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