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These honey jalapeno grilled chicken drumsticks are an easy sweet and spicy recipe! Made on the outdoor grill, they come together for a quick meal!

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Farmer Focus. All opinions are my own.

Grilled chicken drumsticks

These grilled honey jalapeño lime chicken drumsticks are my latest installment of grilled chicken drumsticks!

I made these peri peri chicken drumsticks last year in partnership with Farmer Focus and I’m back again with a honey jalapeño lime version!

Grilled chicken drumsticks have become a quick dinner staple in our house with the warm weather.

With a packed schedule, it is very important to me that dinners can be quick and easy, but it has to be flavorful as well and that is definitely what you get with this recipe!

These honey jalapeno grilled chicken drumsticks are an easy sweet and spicy recipe! Made on the outdoor grill, they come together for a quick meal!

Partnering with Farmer Focus

In this Farmer Focus installment of chicken recipes, I chose to use their chicken drumsticks.

My favorite cuts to use are chicken thighs and chicken drumsticks but no matter which cut you choose, all the chicken Farmer Focus produces is USDA Organic, Non-GMO, and Certified Humane.

They work closely with local farmers and as the consumer, you’re able to locate the exact farm that the chicken came from.

On every single package of Farmer Focus chicken, there is a Farm ID and you can go to their website, type it in, and it pulls up the pictures and information about the exact farm and farmer that raised your chicken!

The package I used had Farm ID: TURN, if you want to give it a try!

These honey jalapeno grilled chicken drumsticks are an easy sweet and spicy recipe! Made on the outdoor grill, they come together for a quick meal!

As you can see above, the Farmer Focus packaging allows me to marinate the chicken drumsticks right in the tray and it makes clean up so much easier.

This makes having grilled chicken drumsticks easier than ever to have for dinner any night of the week.

Additionally, it creates less mess, and who doesn’t love that?!

Ingredients to make these grilled chicken drumsticks:

How to make honey lime jalapeño grilled chicken drumsticks

You start off by marinating the chicken drumsticks in its tray packaging (see photos above).

I marinated the chicken for four hours but if you’re in a hurry, you can do a quick marinade, as well.

Once it’s done marinating, the only thing left for you to do is fire up the grill and cook these drumsticks!

These honey jalapeno grilled chicken drumsticks are an easy sweet and spicy recipe! Made on the outdoor grill, they come together for a quick meal!

How spicy are these grilled chicken drumsticks?

It definitely varies on how you can handle spice but I put in half a large jalapeño with the seeds and these weren’t mouth-numbing but they were definitely spicy!

Can I make this on the stovetop?

Yes! In the recipe video, you’ll see that we made it on the stovetop even though this was a grill recipe.

What about the oven?

Yep! 375 degrees for about 25 minutes. Chicken drumsticks take a bit longer because of the bone.

These honey jalapeno grilled chicken drumsticks are an easy sweet and spicy recipe! Made on the outdoor grill, they come together for a quick meal!

Tips for perfectly grilled chicken drumsticks

  • You want the outdoor grill HOT in order to get a nice exterior char.
  • Once you get that initial char on the exterior sides, turn the heat to a medium-low and continue cooking the chicken, turning it occasionally.
  • If you see that the exterior is turning too dark, move the chicken to the cooler side of the grill.
  • Don’t open the grill cover too much during the cooking process as you’re letting out all the heat!

These honey jalapeno grilled chicken drumsticks are an easy sweet and spicy recipe! Made on the outdoor grill, they come together for a quick meal!

Other grilling recipes that you may like:

Grilled peri peri drumsticks

Grilled honey mustard chicken with green beans

Grilled rosemary chicken salad

Grilled chicken thighs with cherry BBQ sauce

Yogurt-marinated grilled chicken kebabs

These honey jalapeno grilled chicken drumsticks are an easy sweet and spicy recipe! Made on the outdoor grill, they come together for a quick meal!

These honey jalapeno grilled chicken drumsticks are an easy sweet and spicy recipe! Made on the outdoor grill, they come together for a quick meal!
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Honey Jalapeño Grilled Chicken Drumsticks

These chicken drumsticks are sweet, spicy, and easy to throw on the grill for a summer night dinner! No outdoor grill? No problem. Stovetop works just as well!
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Marinating time: 4 hrs
Total Time: 4 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American

Servings are adjustable but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings.

Calories: 490kcal
Author: Julie Chiou

Ingredients

For the marinade:

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil (or another high-temperature safe oil)
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 large jalapeno, halved and finely chopped, seeds included
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  • Mix marinade ingredients in a small bowl. Open Farmer Focus chicken tray (don't pull off the plastic covering completely) and hold the drumsticks in as you pour out the extra liquid in the tray.
  • Pour the marinade into the tray and flip the drumsticks so that the tops of the drumsticks are face down in the liquid.
  • Let marinate in fridge at least 4 hours.
  • Once done marinating, remove chicken from marinade and drain off excess liquid. You can choose to use the extra liquid to baste the chicken as it's cooking or discard.
  • Cook on outdoor grill or indoor stove/grill pan until cooked through.

Video

Notes

If you don't have an outdoor grill, you can do this in a skillet on the stovetop or bake it in the oven. If you choose to bake it in the oven, I suggest 375 degrees Fahrenheit for at least 30 minutes. Drumsticks take a bit longer to cook because of the bone.
Servings: 2 
Nutrition Facts
Honey Jalapeño Grilled Chicken Drumsticks
Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
Calories 490 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Sugar 35g39%
Protein 42g84%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. 
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Recipe Rating




Marcia

Saturday 8th of February 2020

We didn’t Ike this much. The marinade really didn’t soak into the chicken meat. I marinated half with skin on and half with skin removed then baked it in the oven. There was no difference between the meat with skin on and skin off. We don’t eat the skin, but I did taste it and it had a bit more flavor than the meat, so it might be better if you are eating the skin.

Blossom Smith

Friday 20th of September 2019

This is exactly what my weakend needs. Fresh, delicious, and something to get me at least headed in the right direction after an indulgent weekend! Love this!