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BBQ Chicken Drumsticks

BBQ Chicken Drumsticks

By Traeger Kitchen

Celebrate touchdowns and trick plays with these Traeger drumsticks. Smoked and saucy, Seton O’Connor from The Dan Patrick Show knows this barbecue meat treat is ready for game day action. Use the chicken leg hanger for even roasting and smoke penetration.

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

2 Hours




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Units of Measurement:
8 chicken drumsticks
2 Tablespoon Traeger Chicken Rub
1/2 Cup Traeger 'Que BBQ Sauce


  • 1

    Season the drumstick with Traeger Chicken Rub, then let sit for 20 minutes.

    • 8  chicken drumsticks

    • 2 Tablespoon Traeger Chicken Rub

  • 2

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 275°F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

    275 ˚F / 135 ˚C

  • 3

    Hang the drumsticks on the chicken leg hanger and set on the grill (alternatively, place directly on the grill grates). Close the lid and cook for 1 hour, flipping halfway through if the drumsticks are not hanging.

    275 ˚F / 135 ˚C

  • 4

    Transfer the drumsticks to a pan. Cover the pan with foil and place on the grill grates. Close the lid and cook until the internal temperature reaches 190°F, about 45 minutes more.

    275 ˚F / 135 ˚C

    190 ˚F / 88 ˚C

  • 5

    Remove the foil and pour the Traeger 'Que BBQ Sauce over the drumsticks, turning to coat. Close the grill lid and cook until the sauce sets, about 15 minutes.

    275 ˚F / 135 ˚C

    • 1/2 Cup Traeger 'Que BBQ Sauce

  • 6

    Remove the drumsticks from the grill and let rest for 15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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