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Frugal Fridays: No Fail Grilled Chicken Drumsticks

Grilled Chicken Drumsticks


12 Chicken drumsticks – $1.20 ($.99lb. @ Costco)
2 T kosher salt – $.04
2 t black pepper – $.02
2 t garlic powder – $.04
1 t cayenne pepper $.02

Total Cost – $1.32
Cost Per Serving – $.20

Prep Day: Mix spices. 1 T kosher salt, 1 t pepper and garlic powder and 1/2 t cayenne pepper. Place in spice shaker and store for later. Freeze chicken drummies till needed.

Serve Day: Thaw.

You must wash the drummies under running water and pat dry if you want crispy skin. Trim of excess skin and any loose bones/tissue especially in the joint area.

Now preheat grill to get a surface temp of about 450. That is medium high on a standard gas grill and medium on a hot gas grill. Clean and oil.

Sprinkle chicken on all sides with spice mix. Let rest at room temperature until grill is ready.

Check grill temp if possible and place chicken on grill.

Flip every 7-8 minutes until internal temp of 190 degrees. About 30-35 minutes.

Let rest for 10 minutes before serving. They are way too hot anyways.



I’m a married mother of 3. Who loves living in Minnesota, prep ahead cooking, and couldn’t live without them now. No more worries about the age old question “What’s for Dinner?”. I am also transitioning my family into the slow food and clean eating movement. I believe it’s best if we can eat food in it’s most natural state. I love to share the information I have been gaining through this whole experience. I’m also a trained personal chef. Cooking is a passion and hobby of mine. Hope your are enjoying the content of my blog.

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