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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.

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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.

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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.

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Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Then, flip your drumsticks and bake them for another 20 minutes.

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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.

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After the drumsticks are broiled, they will be so flavorful, juicy and sticky that you’ll want to eat all 14 yourself! Β Alex scarfed his down and loved them. Looks like I’ll be making these again. πŸ™‚

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