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Oven BBQ Chicken Drumsticks
These baked BBQ chicken legs are tender and juicy with a deliciously crispy skin. An easy homemade BBQ sauce adds sticky goodness to these drumsticks that are baked in the oven instead of grilled. Serve with mashed potatoes or seasoned rice and drizzle the BBQ sauce over top.
Did you know it’s possible to make tender, juicy baked BBQ chicken legs at home? These drumsticks are coated in a barbecue sauce and baked in the oven for the perfect crispy skin (that doesn’t require a deep fryer or grill).
These drumsticks will rival your favorite chicken restaurant — and the best part is they only require five minutes of active hands-on time!
What you need for perfect Oven Baked BBQ CHICKEN
How to Make Baked BBQ Drumsticks?
Homemade baked drumsticks are super easy to make with chicken drumsticks and a homemade barbecue sauce. You’ll find the full step-by-step recipe below, but here’s what you can expect:
Start by making the barbecue sauce, with ketchup, vinegar, water, brown sugar, butter, salt, Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, and chili powder. Coat the drumsticks with the sauce, then bake them until the juices run clear and the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
Baked BBQ Chicken Tips
- I like to cook the chicken on a metal rack over a baking sheet to allow even heat and continuous airflow on all sides. This helps prevent soggy skin. (Note that while the chicken picks up a nice “grilled” flavor from the broiler, the skin probably won’t get quite as crispy.)
- I usually make this recipe with chicken drumsticks, but you could also make it with a mix of drumsticks and thighs. For optimum baked BBQ chicken flavor, I recommend you stick with these dark meat cuts and avoid breast meat.
- You can use any variety of thick, tomato, or mustard-based sauce with this method, so use your favorite! For this baked BBQ chicken recipe, I used a spicy store-bought tomato barbecue sauce made with vinegar and sugar.
Marinate the chicken:
Set the chicken legs in a shallow dish and sprinkle both sides with salt. If you’re using liquid smoke, mix it into the barbecue sauce. Brush the legs all over with 1/4 cup of the barbecue sauce, reserving the rest.
Cover, and set in fridge to marinate at least 30 minutes or as long as 8 hours.
Prepare the chicken for cooking:
Set the broiler to high with a rack positioned a few inches below. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and set a metal cooling rack (like the ones used for baking) inside (or use a broiler pan).
Arrange the marinated chicken legs on the wire rack with a little space between each leg.
Sear the chicken:
Slide the pan under broiler, and broil chicken on one side until you begin to see dark brown charred spots, 5 to 7 minutes. Flip, and sear the second side until also browned, another 3 to 5 minutes or so.
Preheat the oven and adjust the rack:
Preheat the oven to 350°F and reposition the rack in the middle of the oven.
Finish cooking the chicken:
Brush chicken all over with all but a tablespoon of the remaining sauce. Slide into the oven and bake 15 minutes. Flip chicken, and brush with the remaining sauce anywhere it’s needed.
Continue baking until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F when testing with a meat thermometer, another 15 to 20 minutes.
Serve the chicken right away while hot with extra barbecue sauce on the side.
How to Store Baked BBQ Chicken Legs
Store leftover drumsticks in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days. Reheat in the oven until warmed through — or eat them cold!
How to Freeze Baked BBQ Chicken Legs
Freeze cooked chicken legs in a zip-top freezer bag labeled with the date for up to three months. Thaw in the fridge overnight.
KEY STEPS for the BEST BBQ Chicken in the OVEN
- Line that baking sheet with foil! Don’t nobody want a big mess to clean up. This one gets sticky and you will be glad you don’t have to scrub this pan.
- Season the chicken and roast it first. By getting those spices in first you add so much more flavor to the chicken. It gets all roasted and delicious. This spice rub is a perfect compliment to the BBQ sauce.
- Crank the heat up at the end! This will allow the sauce to get nice and sticky and caramelized. This means extra flavor too!
Baked BBQ Chicken Drumsticks Recipe
Baked BBQ Chicken Drumsticksare super easy to make, and entirely gluten free. They bake in the oven with your favorite bbq sauce for a dinner that only takes 2 ingredients and is ready in only 45 minutes!
Chicken Drumsticks Oven Recipes vs Grill Recipes
If it were up to me, there would be 3 golden ways to make chicken drumsticks: Oven, grill, and slow cooker. But to be completely honest, when I’m looking for a fast and easy recipe, I don’t want to fire up the grill. And I don’t always get home in time to have the slow cooker going all day. Which is why the oven comes in handy.
Here is why I prefer the oven as my drumstick cooking method:
- You don’t need propane or charcoal to light the oven. The grill might be a mighty, mighty tasty cooking vessel. But it’s also high maintenance.
- You don’t need to clean the oven afterwards. I’ll admit, I turn the heat up and burn off whatever’s leftover on the grill. It makes the scrubbing so much faster. But still, not something I want to do on a Monday.
- I don’t worry about anything burning. Now, I’ll admit, I’m not the most savvy grill master out there. So I have a healthy fear of my food burning to a crisp whenever I light it up. Which is why the oven, with its nice pre-set temperature and trustworthy baking sheet, causes me 10x less anxiety than the grill.
How to Bake Chicken Drumsticks
Heres a few tips for your next chicken drumsticks oven recipe
- It really doesn’t take long to cook in the oven. 40-45 minutes, tops, so don’t go too far. A lot of times I’ll put my bbq drumsticks in the oven and immediately start preparing my side dishes. By the time they’re done, so is the rest of dinner. Or, you know, cocktails. Whatever.
- Flip them over! You only want them to cook for about 20 minutes on each side, that’s how you get the real BBQ look. It’s the side on the bottom that starts to crisp up first, so if you want it even, set a timer and flip it over.
- Save some sauce for later. If you’re wondering how to bake chicken drumsticks so they turn out super amazing, the sauce reserve is key. The sauce will dry up in the oven, so you want to save a bit of the BBQ sauce. I put extra sauce on as soon as they come out of the oven. The already hot bbq chicken drumsticks will warm up the sauce, too.
5 More Chicken Drumstick Recipes, and Bonus Wings!
- Sweet & Sticky Oven Baked Chicken Drumsticks – Here’s an Asian twist on chicken drumstick recipes using a lot of sweet and savory flavors.
- Garlic & Herb Baked Chicken Drumsticks – One of my most popular chicken drumstick recipes, using herbs you probably already have in your cabinet!
- Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Wings – I love this one for parties! It’s super simple and everyone already loves the buffalo sauce.
- Bacon Wrapped Chicken Wings & Tequila Chipotle Dipping Sauce – This one takes a little bit of time, and a whole lotta’ love. But the end is the most amazing wings you have ever tasted!
- Crispy Oven Baked Garlic Parmesan Wings – This is my personal, all-time favorite wings recipe. It’s not spicy, so the entire party will love them not just the spice lovers! I bring a tray of these and they’re gone before half time.