BBQ Chicken Drumsticks



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 bottle barbecue sauce
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 24 chicken drumsticks
  • Salt & pepper


  1. In a saucepan, heat the olive oil over high heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until cooked through, about 4-5 minutes.
  2. Add the barbecue sauce, mustard, molasses and bourbon to the onion mixture. Bring to a simmer and let simmer until sauce thickens, about 10 – 15 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Season the chicken drumsticks liberally with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  4. Prepare grill for medium heat. Grill drumsticks until skin is crisp and juices run clear, turning to cook on all sides, about 20 – 30 minutes.
  5. Transfer about 1/2 of bbq sauce to a bowl and reserve. Brush drumsticks with remaining sauce and cook until glaze forms, about another 3-4 minutes longer.
  6. Remove from grill and serve immediately or at room temperature along with the reserved sauce.