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Honey Barbecue Chicken

A quick and easy, delicious chicken drumstick recipe smothered in a scrumptious honey barbecue sauce and baked to perfection.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Brine Time2 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Drumsticks, Honey Barbecue Drumsticks, Honey BBQ Chicken
Servings: 12 Drumsticks
Author: Great Grub, Delicious Treats


  • 12 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoon slap ya mama
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • ¼ cup honey


  • In a large bowl, add drumsticks and buttermilk. Stir to coat, cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or can leave in the fridge overnight.
  • Take chicken out of buttermilk, shake off excess liquid and add to a large bowl.
  • Add seasonings and stir to coat.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • Place chicken on a prepared baking sheet.
  • Place in a 400 degree preheated oven and bake for 40 minutes, flip over after 20 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, mix barbecue and honey together until combined.
  • Remove chicken drumsticks from oven and brush with honey barbecue sauce on both sides
  • Return to the oven and bake for 10-15 additional minutes.
  • Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy.