Blueberry Balsamic Grilled Chicken

Blueberry Balsamic BBQ Grilled Chicken

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Author A Bachelor & His Grill


  • 3 Pounds Chicken Drumsticks trimmed
  • A Bachelor & His Grill's Blueberry Balsamic BBQ Sauce see recipe below
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Chicken Dry Rub
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Thyme finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Rosemary finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Granulated Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Fresh Ground Peppercorn
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper


  • Combine all Rub Ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Rub spices into Chicken, liberally coating all portions of the meat.
  • Place Chicken in air-tight sealed container & marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour or up to overnight.
  • Meanwhile, prepare Blueberry Balsamic BBQ Sauce (see recipe below).
  • Pre-heat grill to medium (300-350F) & remove chicken from refrigerator at least 20 minutes prior to grilling, bringing back near room temperature.
  • Place chicken on grill over indirect heat for 20-25 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 150F, turning chicken once after 10 minutes and basting intermittently with olive oil.
  • When chicken reaches internal temp of 150F, turn the grill to high, place a layer of tinfoil over the grill grates, lay chicken upon tinfoil & begin liberally brushing chicken with the Blueberry Balsamic BBQ Sauce (see recipe below).
  • Grill for an additional 5-10 minutes, rotating & brushing every few minutes as sauce caramelizes around the chicken.
  • Remove chicken from the grill once internal temp reaches 160F.
  • Brush again with heavy coating of sauce & place under tin foil tent for 3-5 minutes.
  • Plate. Serve. Enjoy!