My kids love chicken drumsticks, like LOVE them. I wanted to create a marinade that the whole family would enjoy and would give the chicken that just right salty, sweet, sticky taste that grilled chicken is known for. I'm feeling pretty proud of the results. We will be grilling up these yummy drumsticks all summer long.
What you need:
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
juice of one whole orange
1 small sweet onion or 1/2 a large one
1 tsp dried rosemary
1 tsp salt
dash of black pepper
8-10 chicken drumsticks or combo of drumsticks and thighs
Purée all of the ingredients (minus the chicken) in a blender. Pat chicken dry and sprinkle all over with salt, pour marinade over the top of the chicken in a shallow dish. Marinate for a few hours before grilling. Grill on the top rack of the grill or the opposite side from your coals to avoid flare ups at around 350° for roughly 35-40 minutes turning and basting two times during the process (will vary depending on the grill so keep an eye on them). When finished the chicken should be nicely browned and the internal temperature should be 165°. Thighs and drumsticks are very juicy and forgiving so they will still be delicious if you overcook them slightly.