Orange Glazed BBQ Chicken Drumsticks

Marinated and grilled in a scotch bonnet and orange glaze, these chicken drumsticks are perfectly sweet and spicy. This is one grilled chicken recipe you’ll be craving all summer long!

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So somehow May is here. Not sure when that happened, but April definitely breezed right by. Of course that means summer will be here before we know it (and probably gone just as fast,) so it’s time to make the best of the warmer weather by pulling out the grill!

This recipe features a boldly citrus, sweet and spicy glaze slathered over grilled chicken drumsticks.

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Orange Glazed BBQ Chicken Drumsticks

Ingredients:

4 Cups Orange Juice
1 Scotch bonnet Pepper, halved and seeded
1 Tbsp honey
12 Chicken Drumsticks
salt
pepper

Directions:

 In a large saucepan, combine the orange juice, scotch bonnet, honey, and a pinch of salt and pepper.

Bring the orange juice mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, then lower to medium and allow to simmer for 30 minutes or until the orange juice mixture has reduced and thickened. It should be as thick as syrup when done.

Remove from the heat and remove the scotch bonnet peppers. Set aside.

Preheat your grill to medium-high, and brush with a little oil.

Season your chicken with salt and pepper then toss in 1/4 cup of the glaze, and toss to coat in a bowl.

Transfer chicken to the grill, and grill chicken until cooked through, about 30 minutes, turning every 5-7 minutes and brushing with the rest of the glaze after each rotation.

Remove from grill and transfer to plate.

If desired, slice an orange and grill slices about 2-3 minutes per side to serve with chicken.

 

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Orange Glazed BBQ Chicken Drumsticks
Ingredients
  • 4 Cups Orange Juice
  • 1 Scotch bonnet Pepper halved and seeded
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 12 Chicken Drumsticks
  • salt
  • pepper
Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan, combine the orange juice, scotch bonnet, honey, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  2. Bring the orange juice mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, then lower to medium and allow to simmer for 30 minutes or until the orange juice mixture has reduced and thickened. It should be as thick as syrup when done.
  3. Remove from the heat and remove the scotch bonnet peppers. Set aside.
  4. Preheat your grill to medium-high, and brush with a little oil.
  5. Season your chicken with salt and pepper then toss in 1/4 cup of the glaze, and toss to coat in a bowl.
  6. Transfer chicken to the grill, and grill chicken until cooked through, about 30 minutes, turning every 5-7 minutes and brushing with the rest of the glaze after each rotation.
  7. Remove from grill and transfer to plate.
  8. If desired, slice an orange and grill slices about 2-3 minutes per side to serve with chicken.

 

  Marinated and grilled in a scotch bonnet and orange glaze, these chicken drumsticks are perfectly sweet and spicy. This is one grilled chicken recipe you'll be craving all summer long!

 

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Disclosure: I am participating in the Chicken Farmers of Canada campaign managed by SJ Consulting. I received compensation in exchange for my participation in this campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own.

 

26 thoughts on “Orange Glazed BBQ Chicken Drumsticks

  1. I am all about sweet and savory recipes. Chicken is my go to protein so this is just amazing and yummy!

  2. Wow this looks so delicious. I haven’t had orange chicken in so long would love to make it myself, this looks just devine.

  3. Wow, this recipe looks and sounds amazing. It looks like it is one of those finger-licking recipes 🙂 But, what are Scotch bonnet Peppers? I have never heard of them?

    1. They are a small hot pepper, they pack a lot of heat – I can find them with the other hot peppers literally any store I go to but that might not be the case where you live.

  4. These look so amazing! I need to make them soon. I bet my husband and I would really love them too. Yum!

  5. I would love a backyard makeover. I have a lot of space i could make into something great. This looks like a delicious recipe.

  6. This recipe looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to give it a try on the weekend. Chicken is my favorite meat to cook.

  7. This looks so good. I will have to get the ingredients i need to make this for dinner this week. My family is going to love it.

  8. This chicken looks so delicious. Even the name of it sounds pleasing in the ears. I would like to try this for my family.

  9. This recipe sounds super delicious,i will have to try it on the weekend.Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  10. This sounds and looks delicious. I looked up what Scotch bonnet Peppers are as I’ve not heard that name before and I’d have to substitute with a normal pepper as I read that the Scotch bonnet Peppers pack a punch. 🙂

    1. Yeah Habanero’s or any other hot pepper would work if you like heat. If you prefer no heat, leave it out! It’s actually not very spicy in the end since you cook them in the sauce without the seeds (which hold most of the heat). I found the glaze mellowed out quite a bit after being on the grill. They ended up being mild enough that my kids could eat them.

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