Bacon Wrapped and Beer-Honey Glazed Chicken Drumsticks

 

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Bacon Wrapped and Beer-Honey Glazed Chicken Drumsticks

Bacon Wrapped and Beer-Honey Glazed Chicken Drumsticks

 

Sweet Heat Chicken Drumstick Dry Rub

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 1 /2 cup
Author: A Bachelor & His Grill

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients into a food processor. Pulse to combine. Use immediately or pour into an air-tight container. Reserve up to 2 weeks.

 

Bacon Wrapped and Beer-Honey Glazed Chicken Drumsticks

Bacon Wrapped and Beer-Honey Glazed Chicken Drumsticks

 

Bacon Wrapped & Beer-Honey Glazed Chicken Drumsticks

Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Servings: 4 -6
Author: A Bachelor & His Grill

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds chicken legs drumsticks, frenched
  • 20-30 slices cut in half
  • tooth picks
  • Blue cheese crumbled, to garnish
  • Green onion to garnish
  • Wheat Beer and Honey Glaze
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil plus additional for basting chicken
  • 2 cups citrus wheat beer
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • With a sharp knife, trim around the chicken legs, removing the tendons, additional fat and skin. Chop top of the drum stick creating a flat head.
  • Massage prepared dry rub into the chicken, coating liberally. Then tightly wrap 1/2 slice of bacon around the trimmed drumstick, pinning with a toothpick.
  • Place chicken into an air-tight container & marinate in refrigerator for one hour, up to overnight.
  • Meanwhile, make the sauce - Bring the olive oil to a gentle simmer in a sauce pan over medium heat. Add the honey, brown sugar & beer. Then drink any beer not used in sauce. Discard can.
  • Simmer glaze for 3-5 minutes until brown sugar dissolves. Remove from heat when desired consistency achieved. Set aside.
  • Remove the chicken from the refrigerator 20 minutes prior to grilling and let it return to room temperature.
  • Preheat the grill to medium, 300-350 degrees.
  • Place chicken on the grill and close lid, grilling over indirect heat for 20-30 minutes, turning & basting the chicken intermittently with oil until internal temperature reaches 150 degrees.
  • Turn grill to high and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes, liberally brushing on the beer-honey sauce until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  • Remove the chicken from the grill and brush again with sauce.
  • Rest chicken under tin foil tent for 3-5 minutes, allowing the chicken to reabsorb its juices. Serve hot with blue cheese crumble and chopped green onion. Enjoy alongside a big 'ole brewski!

 

Bacon Wrapped and Beer-Honey Glazed Chicken Drumsticks

Bacon Wrapped and Beer-Honey Glazed Chicken Drumsticks

 

 

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