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BBq drumsticks on a blue plate placed on a wooden countertop
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5 from 4 votes

Baked bbq chicken

A delicious sticky with a hint of sweetness bbq drumsticks right out of your oven. No grill is required. An easy bbq chicken drumsticks recipe for your weeknigh dinners.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Calories: 164.4kcal
Author: Amira


For the marinade:

  • 4 garlic cloves. minced.
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice. about half a lime.
  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil.
  • 2 teaspoon Salt or to taste.
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper.

For the chicken:

  • 10 chicken drumsticks bone-in, skin on.
  • 2 cups Barbecue sauce homemade or store bought.


  • In a bowl, add the garlic, olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper and mix well to combine.
  • Clean the chicken thoroughly, pat dry then cut a slit in each one and place in the bowl.
  • Coat the chicken on all sides and marinate for 30 minutes or overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil then brush with some olive oil. Or line with parchment paper.
  • Arrange drumsticks on your baking sheet. Bake for an hour.
  • Remove chicken from oven and up the heat to 425F.
  • Brush the drumsticks with bbq sauce then flip and brush the other side as well. Bake for 7 minutes.
  • Repeat brushing and baking for another 3 or 4 times or until chicken is crispy, sauce is dark and thick and well layered on your chicken.


Serve with:
A simple green salad, couscous salad, or chickpea salad.
Please check the nutrition disclaimer policy.
Vitamins are in percentage value. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Inspired by : Pioneer woman


Calories: 164.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.9g | Protein: 13.2g | Fat: 6.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.7g | Cholesterol: 47.7mg | Potassium: 194.3mg | Fiber: 4.9g | Sugar: 12.1g | Vitamin A: 0.7IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 3.9mg