Tuesday, September 16, 2014

BBQ Drumsticks Grilled to Flavorful Perfection!

The past few weeks, temps in our area have been cooling down quite a bit.  As you recall, this summer I was so hot that I was even cooking Enchiladas inside our air conditioned home instead of grilling on the patio.  All that has changed and I have been enjoying grilling again.

A favorite of ours is BBQ Drums. What takes these over the top is the marinade that these little drums soak in prior to grilling.

After marinating the chicken for a few hours in the refrigerator, I put them on a hot grill.

As they start to cook and get grill marks I brush on BBQ sauce and turn them every few minutes and brush with BBQ sauce again.  I do this until they are done. 

The marinade for the chicken has ginger and garlic in it.  Both of these are powerful anti-inflammatory ingredients.  When paired with a salad such a Spaghetti Salad with Garden Fresh Veggies that is also full of anti-inflammatory ingredients, you can enjoy this delicious meal with the confidence that you are truly fueling your body with whole food goodness that can calm inflammation.

Grilled BBQ Drumsticks

1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons minced ginger
2 teaspoons minced garlic
12 drumsticks
BBQ sauce

Mix brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger and garlic together in a bowl.  Place chicken drums in glass dish and pour the marinade over all the drums.  Cover and place in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.  Turn the drums occasionally to ensure that all the chicken gets marinated. 

Place the marinated drumsticks on the grill over medium high heat.  As they cook and begin to get grill marks (approximately 5 minutes per side) turn and let the other side cook.  After both sides have cooked and show grill marks begin basting with bbq sauce and turning every 3 minutes. I do this a couple of times on each side.  Total grilling time will be 20-25 minutes.  


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