These Blackstone BBQ Drumsticks are bursting with barbecue flavor. They are easy to make and made with simple ingredients. The perfect weeknight dinner.

BBQ Chicken Drumsticks lined up on a platter

Blackstone BBQ Drumsticks Recipe:

If you have never made Blackstone Drumsticks you are missing out. The Blackstone cooks the chicken legs perfectly and adding the BBQ sauce makes them so delicious.

Blackstone Chicken Legs is a family favorite meal. This chicken comes out juicy and flavorful and always a kid friendly meal.

Blackstone Griddle Recipes make for an easy weeknight meal. It takes less than 30 minutes for these chicken legs to be cooked and you have a delicious recipe. Add your favorite Blackstone Side dish to complete your meal.

Ingredients needed - chicken drumsticks, oil, salt and pepper, garlic powder, chili powder, onion powder, barbecue sauce

BBQ Chicken Leg Ingredients: 

  • Chicken Drumsticks
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • Chili Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Barbecue Sauce 

How to Make BBQ Drumsticks on Blackstone: 

  • Step 1 – Preheat a Blackstone grill over medium high heat to approximately 400 degrees F. 
  • Step 2 – Mix the seasonings together in a small bowl. 
  • Step 3 – Place the drumsticks in a large bowl, pour the oil on top and sprinkle the seasonings over the drumsticks. Toss to make sure that the drumsticks are thoroughly coated in the olive and the seasoning mixture.
Mixing ingredients in a bowl with chicken drumsticks
  • Step 4 – Place the drumsticks on the Blackstone grill.  Cook for approximately 10 minutes, rotating every 2 minutes to brown the skin on the drumsticks.
cooking chicken legs on the griddle
  • Step 5 – Reduce the heat to medium on the Blackstone grill. Then add a small amount of water to the grill and cover the drumsticks with a dome. 
  • Step 6 – Cook for 10-15 minutes flipping them halfway through the cook time until the chicken has an internal temperature of 175-180 degrees F.  
Cooking chicken legs on a griddle
  • Step 7 – Then remove the drumsticks from the grill.  Baste them with the barbecue sauce with a basting brush.  Then allow the chicken to rest for at least 5 minutes and then the chicken is ready to serve and enjoy! 
BBQ Chicken Drumsticks lined up on a platter

How Long to Cook Drumsticks:

After seasoning the chicken drumsticks in a bowl, place them on the Blackstone. Brown the skins of the drumsticks for about 10 minutes. Make sure to rotate them on each side.

Then reduce the heat, cover and cook for additional 15 minutes until chicken drumsticks are cooked. Use an instant-read meat thermometer to make sure that the chicken drumsticks are cooked to a safe temperature before eating. 

Chicken just needs to be cooked to 165 degrees F but we prefer to cook drumsticks longer to prevent any residual blood around the bones in the drumsticks. 

BBQ Chicken Drumsticks lined up on a platter

How to Make BBQ Chicken Legs in the Oven:

Making these BBQ Chicken Legs in the oven is easy to do.

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Place drumsticks on a baking sheet and bake for 30-40 minutes (flipping every 10-15 minutes) until the chicken reaches an internal temperature for 165 degrees F.
  • Then brush the BBQ sauce onto the drumsticks and cook for 4-5 more minutes to caramelize the BBQ sauce.
BBQ Chicken Drumsticks lined up on a platter

Variations Ideas:

  • Use Different Seasoning – Add cayenne pepper to make a spicy chicken drumsticks.
  • Smoked Paprika – We love the flavor that smoked paprika adds to these drumsticks.
  • Make Homemade BBQ Sauce – With a few simple ingredients you can make Homemade BBQ Sauce.
BBQ Chicken Drumsticks lined up on a platter

What to Serve with BBQ Chicken Legs:

We like to serve side dishes that are made on the Blackstone for easy cleanup. These are our favorites:

BBQ Chicken Drumsticks lined up on a platter

How to Store Leftover Blackstone BBQ Chicken Legs:

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.  

BBQ Chicken Drumsticks lined up on a platter

BBQ Drumsticks Recipe Tips:

  • Blackstone Dome – If you do not have a dome, you can cook the drumsticks with the lid closed on medium high to finish cooking the drumsticks.  
  • Cooking Oil – Any oil with a high smoke point will work for this recipe.  We love using avocado oil or coconut oil for this recipe. 
  • Adding BBQ Sauce – We recommend waiting until the chicken done cooking before adding the BBQ sauce. If you add the BBQ sauce to early then it will burn the chicken.

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Blackstone BBQ Drumsticks

5 from 3 votes
These Blackstone BBQ Drumsticks are bursting with barbecue flavor. They are easy to make and made with simple ingredients. The perfect weeknight dinner.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Calories 247
Author Grill on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 2 lb Chicken Drumsticks
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • ½ cup Barbecue Sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat a Blackstone grill over medium high heat to approximately 400 degrees F.
  • Mix the seasonings together in a small bowl.
  • Place the drumsticks in a large bowl, pour the oil on top and sprinkle the seasonings over the drumsticks. Toss to make sure that the drumsticks are thoroughly coated in the olive and the seasoning mixture.
  • Place the drumsticks on the Blackstone grill.  Cook for approximately 10 minutes, rotating every 2 minutes to brown the skin on the drumsticks.
  • Reduce the heat to medium on the Blackstone grill. Then add a small amount of water to the grill and cover the drumsticks with a dome.  Cook for 10-15 minutes flipping them halfway through the cook time until the chicken has an internal temperature of 175-180 degrees F.
  • Then remove the drumsticks from the grill.  Baste them with the barbecue sauce with a basting brush.  Then allow the chicken to rest for at least 5 minutes and then the chicken is ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If you do not have a dome, you can cook the drumsticks with the lid closed on medium high to finish cooking the drumsticks.  
Use an instant-read meat thermometer to make sure that the chicken drumsticks are cooked to a safe temperature before eating.  Chicken just needs to be cooked to 165 degrees F but we prefer to cook drumsticks longer to prevent any residual blood around the bones in the drumsticks. 
Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.  
Any oil with a high smoke point will work for this recipe.  We love using avocado oil or coconut oil for this recipe. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 247kcal, Carbohydrates 11g, Protein 18g, Fat 14g, Saturated Fat 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat 3g, Monounsaturated Fat 7g, Trans Fat 0.1g, Cholesterol 93mg, Sodium 744mg, Potassium 299mg, Fiber 0.5g, Sugar 8g, Vitamin A 200IU, Vitamin C 0.2mg, Calcium 22mg, Iron 1mg

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