Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken Drumsticks

Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken Drumsticks are the main entree you need in your life. Not only does this recipe pack a flavorful punch, but it’s very simple and easy to make for a few or a crowd. The crisp yet tender chicken marinated in a sweet tangy sauce will quickly become a favorite for any occasion.

Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken Drumsticks served on a white dish

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If you are looking for a meal that doesn’t sacrifice flavor or convenience, then look no further than our delectable grilled honey mustard chicken drumsticks. There is very little prep involved, and the majority of it can be done earlier in the day or the evening before. This is the perfect recipe to pull out of the fridge after a long day at work and put right onto a sizzling grill!

Something about honey and mustard together just makes sense. The sweet and spicy flavors provide an irresistible combo that are magnified by the yummy crunch from a grill or grill pan. Add some Classic Broccoli Salad or Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes and you have the perfect dinner for any time of the year!

Ingredients to Make Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken Drumsticks

  • chicken drumsticks
  • shallot
  • honey
  • ground mustard
  • dijon mustard
  • heavy whipping cream
  • fresh rosemary
  • lemon juice
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper
ingredients for grilled honey mustard chicken drumsticks

How to Make Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken Drumsticks

In a medium bowl, whisk together the shallot, honey, stone-ground mustard, Dijon, heavy whipping cream, fresh rosemary, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper. Set aside half of the marinade in a separate bowl in the fridge to use later for basting.

Add the other half of the marinade to a gallon-size Ziploc bag or large bowl. Add the chicken drumsticks and toss to coat the chicken in the marinade. Cover with plastic wrap, and place in the fridge for at least 1 hour to marinate. Pull chicken out of the fridge 10-15 minutes before you’re ready to grill and remove the excess marinade from the drumsticks.

Heat a grill pan to high heat for 2 minutes. Lower the heat to medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon of olive or avocado oil to the hot pan. Brush with a silicone basting brush. Add the chicken drumsticks to the hot grill pan and cook for 8 minutes, flip and cook for another 8 minutes, and then flip one last time and cook for 8-10 minutes.

Brush the reserved marinade over the chicken drumsticks, and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until an internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Remove from the grill pan and serve with lemon wedges and fresh rosemary.

Notes & Tips

  • If the marinade is too thick, add 1-2 tablespoons of olive or avocado oil.
  • The chicken needs at least an hour to marinate, but this step can easily be done the night before as well.
  • This recipe is using a cast iron grill pan.
  • Outdoor grill instructions: preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Place the marinated chicken drumsticks on the preheated grill and cook for 30-35 minutes, flipping every 5-10 minutes. Baste with the reserved marinade as you go. Cook until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees F.
  • We recommend purchasing an instant-read thermometer to ensure the drumsticks are fully cooked. A good indicator that the chicken is cooked is if the juices run clear.
  • Leftovers will stay fresh in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Enjoy hot or cold. An air fryer works great to reheat the drumsticks for crispy skin.

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Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken Drumsticks

Course: DinnerDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

1

hour 

15

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Total time

1

hour 

45

minutes

These crisp yet tender Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken Drumsticks marinated in a sweet tangy sauce will quickly become a favorite for any occasion.

Ingredients

  • 12 chicken drumsticks, bone-in, skin on

  • 1 small shallot, minced

  • 3 tablespoons honey

  • ¼ cup stone-ground mustard

  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard

  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the shallot, honey, stone-ground mustard, Dijon, heavy whipping cream, fresh rosemary, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper. Set aside half of the marinade in a separate bowl in the fridge to use later for basting.
  • Add the other half of the marinade to a gallon-size Ziploc bag or large bowl. Add the chicken drumsticks and toss to coat the chicken in the marinade. Cover with plastic wrap, and place in the fridge for at least 1 hour to marinate. Pull chicken out of the fridge 10-15 minutes before you’re ready to grill and remove the excess marinade from the drumsticks.
  • Heat a grill pan to high heat for 2 minutes. Lower the heat to medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon of olive or avocado oil to the hot pan. Brush with a silicone basting brush.
  • Add the chicken drumsticks to the hot grill pan and cook for 8 minutes, flip and cook for another 8 minutes, and then flip one last time and cook for 8-10 minutes.
  • Brush the reserved marinade over the chicken drumsticks, and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until an internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
  • Remove from the grill pan and serve with lemon wedges and fresh rosemary.

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