Jerk-Marinated Chicken Drumsticks

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.
Serves 4-5

  • 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.