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Today, I’m sharing these peri peri chicken drumsticks that are the PERFECT tasty companion to all your summer grill plans! They’ve got so much flavor thanks to the fresh chicken. They will 100% be a crowd-pleaser.

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Why these grilled peri peri chicken drumsticks need to be on your summer grilling menu!

The flavor! They have the best spice mixture rubbed all over these chicken drumsticks! The chicken is so fresh and has a clean flavor which only helps the spices pop when you take that first and last bite.

They’re easy! It takes virtually no work on your end. The marinade is super easy to put together and you let this marinade in the refrigerator for 2-6 hours; however long. The longer the better but if you’re short on time, they will taste just as great.

If you use high quality chicken like SVO’s chicken drumsticks, I promise you that these will be the tastiest, juiciest, and most delectable grilled chicken dinner this summer!

Grilled peri peri chicken drumsticks are the perfect addition to your summer grilling menu! They're easy to prepare and they are packed with flavor! #chicken #chickendinner #svorganic #periperi #drumsticks #chickenrecipes #grilling #grilledchicken #grillrecipes

Grilled peri peri chicken drumsticks are the perfect addition to your summer grilling menu! They're easy to prepare and they are packed with flavor! #chicken #chickendinner #svorganic #periperi #drumsticks #chickenrecipes #grilling #grilledchicken #grillrecipes

I came up with this recipe because one of our favorite restaurants is a Portuguese chicken restaurant and they serve this chicken. I have always wanted to recreate it at home and I think I have finally done it justice!

Although, I’m sure the authentic Portuguese version is still better and since I can’t travel to Portugal any time soon, these grilled peri peri chicken drumsticks will have to do!

Grilled peri peri chicken drumsticks are the perfect addition to your summer grilling menu! They're easy to prepare and they are packed with flavor! #chicken #chickendinner #svorganic #periperi #drumsticks #chickenrecipes #grilling #grilledchicken #grillrecipes
Grilled peri peri chicken drumsticks are the perfect addition to your summer grilling menu! They're easy to prepare and they are packed with flavor! #chicken #chickendinner #svorganic #periperi #drumsticks #chickenrecipes #grilling #grilledchicken #grillrecipes
Grilled peri peri chicken drumsticks are the perfect addition to your summer grilling menu! They're easy to prepare and they are packed with flavor! #chicken #chickendinner #svorganic #periperi #drumsticks #chickenrecipes #grilling #grilledchicken #grillrecipes
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Grilled Peri Peri Chicken Drumsticks

These peri peri drumsticks that are the PERFECT tasty companion to all your summer grill plans!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Chill time: 2 hours
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 2

Equipment

Ingredients 

  • 1 package of Farmer Focus Chicken Drumsticks, about 4 large drumsticks
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions 

  • In a large plastic bag, add the chicken, olive oil, and lemon juice. Sprinkle all the seasonings on top then close the plastic bag and massage the chicken to distribute the liquid and spices. Make sure the chicken is well-coated.
  • Place the plastic bag in the refrigerator and allow the chicken to marinade for at least two hours.
  • Once you’re ready to cook the chicken, heat your outdoor grill on high then place your chicken on the grill and cook thoroughly, about 12-17 minutes. The time it takes to cook will be dependent on how thick your drumsticks are. Drumsticks usually take a bit longer to cook because of the bone. Use a meat thermometer to ensure doneness.

Video

Notes

If you don’t have an outdoor grill, you can easily make this on an indoor griddle, skillet, or even in the oven. For the oven, I would bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 2drumsticks, Calories: 490kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 50g, Fat: 30g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g

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17 Comments

  1. I’ve been making this for a couple of years now. Usually on a week night where I can prep the night before or the morning of and then it’s ready to grill in the evening. Just enough spice to keep everyone’s palate interested.

  2. Without the use of African bird’s eye chillies, how can you call this Peri-Peri? MY FEELINGS are hurt for the true fans of this flavor/spice variety.

    1. same thing as drumsticks but just cook a little longer or shorter depending on how thick your chicken breasts are.

  3. Julie, I don’t have an outdoor grill, can I use the broiler on my oven, and if I can, for how long do I cook the dumstick and how far from the heating element should I place the chicken?.

    1. i wouldn’t use the broiler to cook it. i would bake it for 25-30 minutes at 375 degrees. should be middle of baking rack

  4. Looks yummy, I’m going to try it tonight. You mentioned how long to cook it in the oven…how long in a skillet? I’m so happy I found your site!

    1. drumsticks are thiiiick because of the bone, too, so i don’t really recommend cooking it in the skillet. it’d take too long, especially since you want to sear the outside for that gorgeous brown color and flavor. if you cook it in the skillet after searing, i just feel it’d end up burning the exterior because of how long you’d have to cook it for. however, if you really do want to cook it in the skillet, i would say at least 30 minutes, if not longer, depending on how thick/large your drumsticks are!

  5. If I want to brown the drumsticks over the stove and finish them off in the oven, what temp do you recommend? And how long should I leave them in for?

  6. Go Dukes! I hated seeing all those chicken trucks on the highway by campus. But it sounds like this company is doing it right!

    1. Yes, they really are! I’m 100% support SVO and their business model. It’s just so different from larger corporations out there and it’s really refreshing to see.