Grilled Barbecue Drumsticks

June 9, 2019

You might notice a theme this week at Fresh Madison Market.  Everything you need to have a backyard picnic is on special!  Bi-color sweet corn is 5 for $2.  Seedless watermelon are just $3.99 each  Fresh bacon spinach tomato pasta salad is just $3.99/lb.  And you can get refreshing Coke and Coke products in a 6-pack for 3 for just $9.  But the centerpiece of this epic picnic will be your grilled barbecue drumsticks.

Here’s what you’ll need:

•    30 chicken legs (Open Acres fresh chicken drumsticks are just 99 cents a pound in the value pack)

•    1 1⁄2 cups water

•    3 cups apple cider vinegar

•    1⁄2 cup olive oil

•    1⁄4 cup salt or seasoning salt, if you prefer

•    1⁄2 cup sugar

•    1⁄3 cup McCormick's steak seasoning

•    2 tablespoons pepper

•    5 -6 fresh garlic cloves

•    3 -4 sprigs rosemary, stripped from stem

•    Your favorite barbecue sauce


Mix ingredients (minus the chicken) in a large bowl and then separate into plastic zip bags

Add chicken.

Chill and marinate for at least 4 hours, 12 hours for best results.

Grill chicken on a well-oiled grill until browned on all sides, turning only once, about 15 to 20 mins each side.

For best results, grill chicken without the cover.

In the last 5-10 minutes of grilling, liberally spread barbecue sauce on one side of chicken.

Then (if possible) place chicken legs on a top rack for indirect heat with the barbecue side of the leg down.

Spread the other side with barbecue and let caramelize for 5-10 mins on indirect heat. (Note:  If you don’t have a top rack, just reduce this time to 3 to 5mins).