If you want to use these grilled chicken drumsticks as an Apple Habanero Bar-B-Q sauce delivery system, that's perfectly fine with us. One of our favorite love stories is the one between chicken and this sauce, which packs the sweetness of crisp apples with just a touch of heat on the back of the bite.
Thomas, the creator of Pursuit of Smoke BBQ, is a guy passionate about backyard bbq. From lamb cutlets with apple habanero sauce, to butterfly pork chops with bbq peach glaze, to getting that perfect bark and smoke ring on a brisket, outdoor cooking is something he enjoys doing and sharing with friends, family, and anyone he meets.VISIT PURSUIT OF SMOKE BBQ ON INSTAGRAM
12 chicken drumsticks
Head Country Championship Seasoning, The Original
Head Country Bar-B-Q Sauce, Apple Habanero
Heat a grill or smoker to 275 degrees F. Add chunks of apple wood, if you like.
To prep chicken, cut around the knuckle-end of the drumstick. Remove excess skin and tendons. Avoid cutting the meat on the leg.
Once all drumsticks are trimmed, coat them evenly in mustard and Head Country Championship Seasoning.
Melt butter in a tin tray on the grill or smoker. Arrange the drumsticks in the tin, turning to coat in butter.
Let the chicken cook until internal temp of the meat reaches 165 degrees F. Cook time should be around an hour.
Glaze chicken legs with the Apple Habanero sauce by pouring the sauce directly over the legs, brushing it on, or adding the sauce to a large cup or bowl and dunking the legs in the sauce. Place drumsticks back on the grill, without the tin this time, for another 15-20 minutes, allowing sauce to set.
Serve with your favorite BBQ sides. Enjoy!