Barbecue Chicken Drumsticks

    yield: 4 servings
    prep time: 5 minutes
    Cooking time: 1 hour

    My family thinks these drumsticks are finger-licking good! You can use store-bought sugar-free barbecue sauce, but they’re really yummy when made with my homemade barbecue sauce.

    • 10 to 12 large chicken drumsticks (about 1 pound)
    • Salt
    • 1 cup Easy BBQ Sauce (here), divided

    1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.

    2. Place the drumsticks in a single layer on the lined sheet pan. Lightly sprinkle both sides of the chicken with salt, then brush both sides with ½ cup of the BBQ sauce.

    3. Bake for 30 minutes, then remove from the oven, turn the chicken over, and brush the chicken with the remaining ½ cup of BBQ sauce. Return to the oven and bake for 30 more minutes or until cooked through. To determine doneness, pierce the meat to the bone; if the juices run clear, it’s done.

    4. For crispier skin, turn the oven to broil and broil the chicken for 1 to 2 minutes, watching carefully so that it doesn’t burn. Serve immediately. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.