Smokey BBQ Chicken Drumsticks

A budget friendly family meal that’s not only simple but delicious as well. You can cook this meal no matter what the weather is like, if its cooler serve with a creamy mashed potato and steamed greens if its hot this chicken is amazing with grilled corn and coleslaw.

Submitted by Jarrah King

Smokey BBQ Chicken Drumsticks

A budget friendly family meal that's not only simple but delicious as well. You can cook this meal no matter what the weather is like, if its cooler serve with a creamy mashed potato and steamed greens if its hot this chicken is amazing with grilled corn and coleslaw.
5 from 3 votes
Serving: 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 1kg of chicken drumsticks

Marinade

  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 2tbs tomato paste
  • 1tsp smoked paprika
  • 1tsp parsley
  • 2tsp garlic
  • 1tsp onion salt
  • 1tbs black strap molasses (brown sugar or maple syrup can be used as an alternative)
  • 2tbs liquid smoke (see notes this can be left out)
  • Season with salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • *If you have the time leave the chicken to marinate for as long as possible. *
  • Cover drumsticks in marinade and place in a slow cooker
  • Cook on low for 5/6 hours on on high for 2/3 hours.
  • A budget friendly family meal that's not only simple but delicious as well. You can cook this meal no matter what the weather is like, if its cooler serve with a creamy mashed potato and steamed greens if its hot this chicken is amazing with grilled corn and coleslaw.
  • If you don't have liquid smoke use extra smoked paprika or buy a BBQ sauce that has a smokey flavour.

10 thoughts on “Smokey BBQ Chicken Drumsticks”

  1. Beautiful, tasty and cheap meal. I used smokey BBQ sauce, as I don’t have liquid smoke.
    Turned out great!

  2. This. With corn and coleslaw. A-MAZING! The flavours are incredible and a very budget friendly meal for a crowd, especially when COLES or Woolies drumsticks go on sale for $2-$4kg! We love this. So good.

  3. 5 stars
    Making again on Sunday . Marinating chicken after it gets delivered today then refrigerate until Sunday morning . This is my brothers all time favourite meal and who can blame him . The flavour is amazing and so easy to prepare . So glad I sourced liquid smoke . The smell of that on its own is divine .

  4. 5 stars
    This recipe was a win, absolutely delicious! I used chicken Maryland’s in lieu of drumsticks. Followed the recipe otherwise, marinated the morning before and the flavour was well absorbed. I finished chicken off in the oven to avoid sloppy skin

  5. 5 stars
    Love this bbq chook. I used 6 chicken drumsticks, took the skin off, used half a cup of Smokey bbq marinade from Aldi, followed the rest of the recipe. It was sooo delicious. Served it with mash and veggies.

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