The delicious jerk marinade in this recipe elevates the humble chicken drumstick into a lip-smacking feast. Serve with a fresh garden salad and your favorite dipping sauce. Perfect for a lazy weekend gathering around the pool or at the beach.
Courtesy of The Best Dressed Chicken.
- 10 chicken drumsticks
- 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
- 2 Scotch bonnet peppers, seeded
- 1 lime, juiced
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons thyme
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 small onion, cut into chunks
Combine all the ingredients (except the chicken legs) into a blender to create the marinade. Pulse until the mixture is liquefied.
Put the chicken legs in a resealable bag and pour the marinade over the drumsticks, coating them thoroughly. Refrigerate for 6 hours, or overnight.
Fire up the grill and allow flames to establish for 4-5 minutes. Arrange drumsticks on grill grate and then smoke for 30 minutes.