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How long to grill chicken legs? Best internal temp of chicken drumsticks? Great questions.

If you’re wondering how to grill drumsticks you’ve come to the right place.

Today we’re cooking fall off the bone drumsticks on the BBQ and showing you how to make your own!

Firing up the BBQ grill and don’t know what temperature or how long to grill chicken legs, more affectionately known as drumsticks? You’re in luck!

Here you’ll learn exactly how long to grill drumsticks, without a fancy recipe.

How to grill drumsticks! How long to grill drumsticks - grilling chicken on a BBQ.

Grilling chicken legs to the right temperature will make them fall off the bone delicious!

Don’t forget to check out how to grill beer can chicken, and how to grill thighs too.

As I said, this is not a recipe but a simple outline of how to make grilling drumsticks.

How to Grill Drumsticks

Your ingredients are whatever you want them to be.

We like serving ours with asparagus, but you can serve them with any side you wish. Most importantly, what’s the chicken drumstick grill time?

You can spice your drummies with salt and pepper, or get creative with garlic salt, cayenne pepper or one of our favorites, Stubb’s Rub.

Let’s get to it. How long do you grill chicken drumsticks? What’s a good internal temp of chicken drumsticks? How long to grill chicken legs?

How Long To Grill Chicken Drumsticks

Ingredients

  • Drumsticks
  • Optional: Spices (salt, pepper etc…), BBQ Sauce



Instructions

Preheat grill to about 400 degrees on your grill dome thermometer. While your grill preheats, prepare your drummies.

Pat your bird legs dry with paper towels. This will help you get the crispiest skin possible. I love the crispy skin, don’t you?

Okay, so make sure to do this step – don’t forget!

How to BBQ chicken drumsticks

Drumstick Seasoning or Not

Season your legs if you wish. I usually add a little salt and pepper, or a store bought dry rub nothing fancy here!

How To Oil Grill Grates

Oil your grill grates as usual. I like to use a half onion on a fork.

Dipping the onion into vegetable oil and rub it on the hot grill grates before placing the chicken on.

Note that the first couple of flips, the chicken still may stick a little bit – this is normal.

How To Grill Chicken Legs – Drummies

How long to cook drumsticks? Place your chicken on the preheated grill and cook with the lid closed for 30 to 35 minutes, flipping every 5 minutes.

Maintain your grill temp around 400 degrees throughout the entire cook. It’s fine if it fluctuates, they always do.

Internal temp of the meat is the most important thing.

Internal Temp of Chicken Drumsticks

The most important part of getting a nice juicy, fall off the bone chicken is the internal temperature!

You need to reach an internal temp of 185 degrees F for drumsticks. Use a meat thermometer for this to get it right! I have one of these.


 

Optional: Add BBQ sauce and continue grilling chicken an additional few minutes.

Now that you know how long to grill chicken legs it’s time to serve up and chow down! #yum!

Click here for Beer Can Chicken!


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Learn How To Grill Chicken Drumsticks

How to BBQ chicken drumsticks
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How To Grill Chicken Drumsticks

Learn how to grill chicken drumsticks. How long to grill drumsticks, chicken legs internal temp, what temperature to grill them at, and how to make fall off the bone chicken drumsticks.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner, Main, Main Course, Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Author: Scrappy Geek
Cost: $10

Equipment

  • Gas Grill

Ingredients

  • 10 Chicken legs - drumsticks
  • Optional: Seasoning BBQ Sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat grill to medium-high, 400 degrees on your grill lid thermometer
  • Dry drumsticks with paper towels
  • Optional: Season w/salt, pepper or other dry seasoning
  • Cook on preheated grill w/lid closed for 30 to 35 minutes, flipping every 5 minutes.
  • Optional: Once chicken internal temp reaches 185 degrees F. w/meat thermometer, add BBQ sauce and continue grilling a few minutes more.

Video

Notes

Be patient and keep grilling, when you've reached internal temperature of 185, you have the perfect grilled chicken drumsticks.

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