Chicken, chicken, chicken. Sometimes I feel like that’s all I make! But, it’s a staple in our diet and I am always coming up with new ways to make poultry. I experimented and came up with a DE-LI-CIOUS smoky dry rub recipe to make your chicken even more tasty!
You can use this method on any cut of chicken, but since I’m always using breasts, I picked up a pack of chicken drumsticks for this recipe. The mixture of spices evokes a “smoked” flavor, and once you add the BBQ sauce, these will tantalize your taste buds for sure.
What you’ll need:
- Drumsticks (my pack had 14)
- 1/2 tsp. thyme
- 1/2 tsp. chili powder
- 1 tsp. paprika
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- 1/2 tsp. oregano
- 1 tbsp. brown sugar
- BBQ sauce (any kind will do!)
Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, throw together all of the spices and mix until combined.
In a large mixing bowl, toss your chicken drumsticks with some EVOO…no measuring here, just a sprinkle to coat them. Then, add your spices and toss until the drumsticks are seasoned evenly.
Spray a baking dish with cooking spray and add your drumsticks. I ended up using an 8×11 and a 8×8 baking dish to fit all 14 drumsticks.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Then, flip your drumsticks and bake them for another 20 minutes.
Next, you’ll want to baste those babies with BBQ sauce! I opted for what I had in the fridge…Hunt’s Hickory & Brown Sugar, but you can use any kind you’d like. I basted and broiled one side at a time for 5 minutes each.
After the drumsticks are broiled, they will be so flavorful, juicy and sticky that you’ll want to eat all 14 yourself! Alex scarfed his down and loved them. Looks like I’ll be making these again. 🙂