Grilled Honey BBQ Drumsticks

Sweet n tender chicken drumsticks coated in a special homemade honey BBQ sauce and grilled to perfection.

Grilled Honey BBQ Drumsticks Honey BBQ is one of my favorite flavors because it is sweet and savory and I can never get enough of it!

I have a ton of different types of BBQ sauces in my pantry but homemade is always best. This sauce is super easy to put together, just 5 minutes. How much easier can it be! Also, my guess is that you have every single ingredient in your kitchen right now. Plus this honey BBQ sauce can be used to marinated chicken wings, breasts, and even chicken kabobs.

Grilled Honey BBQ Drumsticks

We’ve started firing the grill a few weeks ago and I’ve starting grilling all kinds of meats but drumsticks are still an all time classic.

These drumsticks can be grilled or baked in the oven but during the summer I prefer to grill them to get that nice and smokey flavor that you can’t get with baking. They are perfect for dinner or small gatherings as well because they are cheap and can big grilled or baked in big batches.

I grilled a batch of these honey barbeque drumsticks last night and the family wiped the plates clean.

Grilled Honey BBQ Drumsticks Grilled Honey BBQ Drumsticks

Grilled Honey BBQ Drumsticks

4.34 from 3 votes
Print Rate
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Layla


  • 18 chicken drumsticks
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon style mustard
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  • For the Sauce:

    Heat a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Combine all the ingredients except for the chicken. Bring to boil then reduce heat to low, and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. After 5 minutes the sauce should be thick and bubbly, remove from heat and set aside to cool.

  • Grilled Chicken
  • Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 15 minutes on each side or until done. Baste chicken generously with sauce; turn over, and grill 1 minute. Baste again; turn over, and grill 1 minute. Serve with remaining sauce.

Grilled Honey BBQ Drumsticks


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    We just made these today. They were ahhhhhh-mazing!! Total keeper. We have 11 kids and it’s almost impossible to make something that everyone likes. All 13 of us thought it was finger licking good. Well done!


    OMG!!! Can’t stop staring at these drumsticks. will definitely make on sunday

    Chris @ Shared Appetite

    I’m totally with you…. homemade bbq sauce is always the best! This looks like sweet and sticky perfection!!! Love it!!

    Tiffany @ Triple Crème Decadence

    These look sticky and finger lickin’ good! I love that you added a little bit of favorite.

    Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods

    Layla these look amazing! I too love the sweet and savory flavors. I’m thinking my guys would love these too 😀 Pinning!

    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)

    I seriously could not pin this fast enough!!!

    Helen @ Scrummy Lane

    You have totally captured the deliciousness of these drumsticks in your photos, Layla. I’m drooling!

    Christine @ Cooking with Cakes

    omggg that glaze!!!!!!! seriously trying to lick my screen right now, these look kick ass girrrrl!

    Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    My mouth is watering just looking at these drumsticks! Honey BBQ sauce is my favorite! I will definitely have to try these!

    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps

    So saucy!!!! Just the way I like em’!


    These drumsticks look so delicious! I am sure I would enjoy such dish 🙂

    Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Baker

    These honey bbq drumsticks look the sticky food perfect for Bbq