Brined Chicken Drumsticks
  • 1 “family package” of  chicken drumsticks (about 10-15)
For the Brine:
  • 1 ¼  cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 3 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke (optional)
  1. Place chicken in a large Ziploc bag. Place the bag inside a container (to catch any eventual spills). Combine all brine ingredients in a bowl and pour over the chicken. Seal the bag and let marinate for 6 hours or overnight (at this point you can freeze it too, for later use).
  2. When you are ready to grill the drumsticks: Preheat your grill on high for about 15 minutes.
  3. Remove chicken from the brine and grill one side for about 12 minutes on medium heat. Turn to the other side and lower the flame to low. Close the grill lid and continue cooking for another 15 minutes or so, until juices run clear. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe by Between Carpools at