Grilled Buffalo Chicken Drummies
“Very, very good!” were the first words that my husband used after tasting the chicken drumsticks that I prepared tonight using a marinade recipe from Jessica of Kitchen Belleicious for Buffalo Chicken Skewers.
These words are not spoken every day, peeps! Mr. M and P (meat and potatoes) is a hard one to please when it comes to trying new recipes!
Last week we made the oh-so-scrumptious Grilled Thai Chicken, so this weekend we felt it was time to try a twist on a beloved American flavored-chicken: BUFFALO!
Although I much prefer white chicken meat, all I had on hand in the freezer were dark meat drumsticks/drummies that I was saving to make buffalo drummies (I’m just not crazy about the greasiness of dark chicken meat). But I’m a firm believer in using up what is on hand!
I made a few personal adjustments to Jessica’s excellent recipe, simply from wanting a more fiery hot taste. To enjoy Buffalo chicken, we like to have steam coming out of our mouths and ears, along with tears streaming from our eyes! That level of heat is the only change that was made to her great marinade!
As I was mixing up the marinade, the aroma was drifting through the kitchen and family room, just teasing us for what flavor was to come! This is a winning recipe!
Bellecious” Buffalo Chicken on the Hot Side
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- 8 chicken drummies / drumsticks (skin removed)
- 1 stick of butter
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 5 Tbsp. tomato paste
- 2 Tbsp. brown sugar (decreased from 5 Tbsp. in original recipe)
- 2 Tbsp. Worchetshire sauce (increased from 1 Tbsp. in original recipe)
- 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 1 Tbsp. spicy brown mustard
- 1 – 2 Tbsp. Texas Pete hot sauce (increased from 1 dash in original recipe)
- 2 Tbsp. beer
- 1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- 3 garlic cloves, minced (increased from 1 clove in original recipe)
- 1/2 tsp. paprika
- 1/2 tsp. chili powder
- 1 tsp. cayenne pepper (increased from 1/4 tsp. in original recipe)
- Place the chicken in a sea salt brine bath for 30 minutes or more.
- Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
- Melt the butter on medium heat in a medium-sized saucepan.
- Add the brown sugar and blend well.
- Add the remaining ingredients and adding the beer at the very last.
- Blend all ingredients well.
- Place the chicken drummies/drumsticks in a shallow or deep narrow baking pan.
- Pour 3/4ths of the marinade sauce over the chicken.
- Set aside the remaining 1/4 of the sauce to use for basting the chicken on the grill.
- Marinate for at least 2 hours.
- Grill for approximately 8 minutes on each side or until completely cooked (our drumsticks were quite large and needed the extra cooking time).
- Baste the chicken again during the last 2 to 3 minutes of grilling.
- Serve warm!
This is how I alwqays picture grilled chicken.Absolutely gorgeous;)
Hi Roz! Hope things are going well! My son would suck these up in no time!
Buffalo Wings are my hubbies favorite and I love how you grill them here, a lot less calories to consume.
this is mouthwatering,Roz!
The chicken looks super good Roz – just the right amount of heavy caramelization and the marinade sounds delicious – we’ll have to try it. Bev is in to smoke from her ears hot, but I’d probably stop at 1 tbsp of hot sauce. Great shot of your plate.
Hot and spicy chicken – looks delicious Roz. Sometimes I crave hot food and don’t know why. Great shot of the chicken grilling.
Thanks for the shot out on the Thai chicken. It’s a great time of the year to cook outside. We’re blessed we don’t have many bugs here.
Oh Roz! First of all thank you for the sweetest shout out EVER! Secondly, this sauce and those wings look AMAZING! I love the extra heat you added to it (my hubby would probably agree with you on needing the heat) and I am in awe of the pictures! They are breathtaking! Excellent job and love the grilling method
Yummmm! I wish I had a grill because I really want this now haha great recipe!
ok now I know what for dinner tomorrow night. Oh yea I need to get to store to get some stuff tonight is meatless Monday night so we are having fired green tomatoes and no sure what else… right now…
Hi U.S. Roz! This has been added to my “must try” list. Hope you are doing well!! From, the Canadian Roz.
On the hot side, just the way I like my chicken. Yum Roz!!
YUM…this looks so good. My mouth is watering!
If your husband commented in this way, must be good 🙂
YUM! I love buffalo anything… this looks great, my mouth is watering!!
Oh my, this sounds delicious! Buffalo chicken wings are one of my favorite foods and I love the idea of the same flavor in grilled drumsticks. Thanks for sharing this!
These look delicious and truly mouthwatering.
Grilled, sizzling and spiced. You dish up some mighty fine chicken! I want that! Don’t know if you felt the quake down there – it seems to have tendrils that covered the east coast!
Oh, these look so beautifully lacquered! Another yummy chicken recipe of yours to try 🙂
PS…thanks for sharing my post on Facebook. I also posted on my personal page, tagging Kelly and Mary. I have a feeling it will be weeks (or never…LOL) before they see it.
I love breast meat and my husband likes dark meat. I’ll make this delicious sounding recipe with all your heat and just take the breast meat off a little before so that it doesn’t dry out. We love spicy food. Thanks for sharing.
Oh, these are fabulous! I love drumsticks…done right they are a thing of wonder! I’m so glad Mr. M&P liked them (LOVE the name!) Great flavors! Grilled+Buffalo=YUMMY!
YUM! This looks so good! I’d love it if you came over to Cast Party Wednesday and shared this recipe with us.
I hope to see you there!
These look especially delicious!
OMG…you are like Food-God to me….every single time you manage to come up with new wonderful delicious and sooooooooo simple recipes!! Hats of to you!!
I really love your blog and also the way you present the recipes.
Keep up the good work and god bless you…And as always ENJOY!!
WOWZA. Will cook this tonight for my husband and am sure it will be a HIT!. So good, so easy. That sauce is just awesome
Oh Roz you are right this is truly delicious! This Belleicious Buffalo Chicken looks awesome! Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
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