Home > Recipes > Oven Baked BBQ Chicken Drumsticks Easy Dinner Recipe
  • Dairy Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Nut Free

Oven Baked BBQ Chicken Drumsticks Easy Dinner Recipe

Beautifully charred. Perfectly dipped in bbq sauce. And so easy to devour. These BBQ chicken drumsticks are so, so good!


I think your grill is looking for an upgrade. Burgers and hot dogs are great, but sometimes you want something different. Something that is grilled to perfection but doesn’t need to be wrapped inside of buns.

That’s where these BBQ chicken drumsticks come in.

This easy recipe is the solution. It’s a family favorite and is among my favorite simple recipes. It uses simple grocery store ingredients that add so much flavor. The whole family enjoys these whether it’s game night, a regular weekday, or if we have guests over.

Whether you’re watching your carbs or you just need a break from the same old grilled recipes, this barbecue chicken should be your next grilling adventure.

Sure you could use wings, or even thighs. But these bbq chicken legs just hit right. They’re the perfect friendly finger food, especially for the tiny hands in your house. Easy to hold, easier to absolutely devour.

They’re really easy to make, too. Even if you decided to have a completely spontaneous barbecue and you’re not really prepared, these drumsticks have your back. Just grab some skin-on chicken legs, your favorite bottle of bbq sauce, and some EVOO. Has barbecuing ever been this easy? You’ll love this tender chicken with layers of bbq sauce. I don’t know about you, but I love some extra sauce on my flavorful chicken.


We don’t eat chicken alone, though. Let’s pair it up with some classic BBQ sides!

This easy-to-make dish comes together so quickly that you’ll have plenty of time to whip up some sides that will go great with these drumsticks. I personally love to serve these drumsticks with an easy mixed green salad, complete with boiled eggs.

Or for the perfect summer treat, a side of easy crab salad. Mmm. 

Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Let’s fire up that grill because these bbq cravings have started to hit pretty hard. These drumsticks will quickly become a grilling favorite.

And if you’re looking for a recipe that you can bake in your oven, these baked chicken wings are divine!

Now, let’s talk about recipes.

Of course, this bbq chicken recipe is the centerpiece and main dish of the table. There’s no other way to go! I’ve put together a couple options for side dishes that definitely make this family dinner one to remember:

An easy peasy coleslaw recipe is sure to fly off the table and not leave leftovers, right?

Irresistible, creamy, and delicious scalloped potatoes pair perfectly with juicy drumsticks. Sometimes, I like to put out some extra bbq sauce for side dippings, too.

Last but not least, one of my favorite sides that makes this friendly meal even more friendly: a fruit and veggie salsa!

This combination is a great way to enjoy your favorite bbq sauce with juicy chicken. If you enjoy your meal in a different way, let me know! I’d love to see your pairings.

Oven Baked BBQ Chicken Drumsticks Easy Dinner Recipe 586x1000

I love family BBQ days! Here are some more recipes I make for cookouts:

This Easy Smoky Summer Fresh Corn Salad with Cilantro is loaded with flavor and fresh ingredients!

A Mexican Cobb Salad with Chicken and BBQ Ranch Dressing contains so many benefits!


Oven Baked BBQ Chicken Drumsticks Easy Dinner Recipe

Your next backyard bbq won't be complete without these amazon BBQ chicken drumsticks! Easy to make and so yummy!
No ratings yet
Rate Print Save Pin
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Meat Dishes
Allergy: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free
Total Time: 1 hour
Calories: 440kcal


  • Cooking brush
  • Grill
  • Foil
  • tongs
  • bowl


  • 4 drumsticks, chicken legs
  • 1 bottle BBQ sauce, of your choice
  • 4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper


  • In a bowl combine extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, and ground black pepper; mix well.
    4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, 1 tsp sea salt, 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • Rinse chicken drumsticks and add to the oil mix. Let stand for at least 30 minutes.
    4 drumsticks,
  • Preheat the grill.
  • Make a little boat-like shape with foil paper (curl the edges in each side), this is so you don’t get bbq all over the grill. (however, if you wish, you could grill without the foil).
  • Brush on bbq sauce.
    1 bottle BBQ sauce,
  • Grill on low heat, covered. Flip chicken around occasionally, brushing with bbq sauce.
  • BBQ chicken drumsticks are done when they are darkened.


Calories: 440kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 1827mg | Potassium: 438mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 291IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg
Tried this recipe?Mention @allweeat_com or tag #allweeat!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating