BBQ Chicken Drumsticks with Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

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Save money by making your own Teriyaki sauce for these delicious Barbeque Teriyaki Chicken Drumsticks! It is easy to make and super yummy! BBQ Teriyaki Chicken Drumsticks


Barbecue Set
Mr. Bar-B-Q 94001X 18-Piece Stainless-Steel Barbecue Set with Storage Case

BBQ Chicken Drumsticks with Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

Super easy recipe to throw together for the grill! Just give yourself an hour to let the chicken marinade (but no more!) and enjoy!
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Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Serves: 6
Adjust Servings: 6


  • 1 package of 12 drum sticks or 1 whole chicken broken into 10 pieces


  • 2 scallions chopped into fourths
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic smashed
  • 2 TBSP salt
  • 2 TBSP brown sugar
  • water until it covers all the meat in the pot

Teriyaki Sauce

  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 TBSP honey
  • 3 TBSP brown sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic smashed
  • 1 inch piece of garlic sliced
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • red pepper flakes to taste


  • Mix brine ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir with a whisk.
  • Cover the chicken with the brine and cover with plastic wrap or use a ziploc.
  • Refrigerate for up to 1 hour (but not longer).
  • Heat up a grill to 350°F/175°C.
  • Drain the chicken and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Season it lightly with salt and pepper then place the chicken on hot grill.
  • Brown the chicken on both sides — about 4-5 minutes per side.
  • Then lower the heat and continue to cook the chicken through for about 10 minutes.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat add sauce ingredients.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes until flavors come together and sauce is slightly thicker.
  • Baste the chicken with a pastry brush and continue cooking chicken on grill for another 5-7 minutes.
  • Baste again when done and serve extra sauce on the side.


Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 19g | Sodium: 4580mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g

Ingredients: Chicken
Meal Type: Main Dish, Summer
Categories: Meat and Poultry, Grill

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