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

4.88 from 8 votes

Grilled Honey BBQ Drumsticks

By: Layla
Cook30 minutes
Total30 minutes
Servings 8



  • 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.
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  1. This was so great, best homemade BBQ sauce i have come across

  2. Hi..Can i marinade with the sauce and leave overnight?….Obviously when it cools..

  3. 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!

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

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

    1. This recipe is a winner!! The barbque sauce is good enough to eat out of the pan (I won’t mention how I know this). Actually, it is so delicious my husband has asked if I could stop buying bottles of BBQ sauce from the store and start making this recipe.
      So so yummy!!

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

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

  8. I seriously could not pin this fast enough!!!

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

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

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

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

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

    1. Thank you for your sweet comments Medeja, I’m sure you will love them!

  14. These honey bbq drumsticks look the bomb.com. sticky food perfect for Bbq

    1. Nothing better than sweet and sticky chicken! I can eat em all day 😀

    2. Bet you do like fried chicken and watermelon