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Crusted Grilled Chicken Drumsticks
Makes Serves 4. Photo by Sobey's
By Sobey's


  1. Preheat barbecue to medium. Season drumsticks with salt and pepper. Grill with lid closed, turning occasionally until cooked through, about 22 min.
  2. Spread breadcrumbs evenly over a baking sheet and toast on top rack of barbecue until golden brown, 3 to 4 min. Remove sheet from grill, sprinkle evenly with cheese and herbs, then set aside to cool.
  3. Toss drumsticks in a bowl with barbecue sauce until coated evenly. Roll in breadcrumb mixture, covering completely. Transfer to a platter and serve.



These drumsticks get even crunchier when reheated, so double the recipe for delicious leftovers.

NO barbecue? Preheat oven to 375 °F (190 °C). Spread drumsticks evenly on a parchment paper-lined roasting pan. Roast, turning occasionally, about 30 min. Meanwhile, spread breadcrumbs evenly over a baking sheet and toast until golden brown, 8 to 10 min. Sprinkle with cheese and herbs, transfer to a large mixing bowl and set aside to cool. Brush drumsticks with barbecue sauce. Roast to lightly caramelize sauce, 2 to 3 min. toss drumsticks in breadcrumb mixture.

  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) each chopped fresh chives and parsley
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) honey garlic barbecue sauce