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.