BBQ Chicken Drumsticks
By :Dr. Karen Lee
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Votes: 33
Rating: 3.61
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Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Poultry
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Chicken, Spices
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • 4-10 chicken drumsticks
  • 1/4 cup sweet paprika
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons black pepper freshly ground
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons celery salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Poultry
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Chicken, Spices
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • 4-10 chicken drumsticks
  • 1/4 cup sweet paprika
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons black pepper freshly ground
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons celery salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
Votes: 33
Rating: 3.61
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Instructions
  1. Add 3/4 cup of water in the Instant Pot. Place the trivet inside.
  2. Place the chicken drumsticks on the trivet. Close the lid tightly and close the vent.
  3. Press Poultry function on the Instant Pot and set the time to 20 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to Broil. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  5. When the timer goes off, release pressure naturally. Open the lid and take out the drumsticks.
  6. Coat the drumsticks with the BBQ rub evenly.
  7. Place the drumsticks on the lined cookie sheet. Broil the drumsticks for 2 minutes per side or until the skin is browned. Be careful not to burn them.
  8. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes
32 replies
  1. DanaCyca
    DanaCyca says:

    There are many problems with this recipe. I do not think small drumettes should be cooked in the Insta pot. The meat fell off the bone. You do not want that with a chicken wing. And the instructions to place the chicken wings on parchment then under a broiler is incorrect. The parchment paper just burns immediately causing my smoke detector to go off. If you dare to try this recipe use tinfoil.

  2. IPLover
    IPLover says:

    Loved this recipe! I was worried about what the previous commenter said but then realized she used drummetes and not “drumsticks!” My drumsticks came out “fall off the bone” tender! And with my own BBQ sauce, it came out perfect!

  3. Shannon Hodgins
    Shannon Hodgins says:

    You can just use your manual or pressure cook button with whatever the time it asks you to use.

  4. Kimseanmurphy
    Kimseanmurphy says:

    Love this recipe! Only left out the cayenne because i made them for my kids. They still found the skin spicy, but they loved the meat! Definitely making again!

  5. Hoinschef
    Hoinschef says:

    Loved this recipe! The drumsticks turned out great and was very delicious. Going to leave out the cayenne pepper next time. Was a little too spicy!

  6. Pmcknight
    Pmcknight says:

    Chicken was moist and cooked well spice mix was alright kids thought it was spicy. As a newbie to instant pot though i did not expect the 20mins of pressure release at the end of the recipe.

  7. dacapnstew
    dacapnstew says:

    Really simple and tasty! Only reason for not giving 5 stars, having to use the oven also. Well worth it though.

  8. Busydigits
    Busydigits says:

    Great recipe. Left the cayenne pepper out. Easy and tastes great. Found time for IP to be perfect—Fall off bone perfect! Thank you for posting!

  9. Rick Knudsen
    Rick Knudsen says:

    My wife and I just finished our first batch. What I love most about this recipe is the flexibility. You can use any rub or sauce of your choice. Very moist and so simple.

  10. CWassing
    CWassing says:

    Way too much cayenne! My husband loves spicy food & even he was running to the fridge for milk!

  11. fmvillanueva
    fmvillanueva says:

    I used full size skin-on drumsticks. The rub was SUPER spicy. I followed the recipe (except I had to double the rub recipe as I was making 12 drumsticks) and the rub just made the outside really dry and spicy. The chicken itself was very tender.

  12. Blackcelticrose
    Blackcelticrose says:

    Very tasty. Cut down the pepper and couldnt fathom why youd put 1 tbsp salt in! Wow! So omitted that too. After broiling a while i coated a few in bbq sauce which made it yummier.

  13. GrandmaGeek
    GrandmaGeek says:

    I was looking for a way to pre-cook drumsticks to barbeque. This is perfect. My drumsticks were little ones, so the meat was falling of the bone, which I didn’t want, but I think with larger legs, this would work perfectly. For small legs, I would cook a shorter time.

  14. Jokarski
    Jokarski says:

    It was tasty… But I was not expecting it to be extremely spicy. I made this for my family and I didn’t realize that the cayenne pepper would be overwhelming. Surprisingly my young kids ate it all but I don’t think I would be making this again. Especially since the rub was still super powdery. And I followed the directions…

  15. Jokarski
    Jokarski says:

    I don’t know how to go back and edit my review, but as for people stating that the chicken fell off the bones… That happens when you use the instant pot. Anytime I have any recipe that requires using chicken in instant pot it comes out fall off the bone. But I just wanted to find a rub that would come out delicious.

  16. ALCouple
    ALCouple says:

    Way too salty. I would leave out the celery salt and cut the salt down by at least half or non at all if using celery salt

  17. mcdowelldawn77@yahoo.com
    mcdowelldawn77@yahoo.com says:

    I love this recipe, its a great use of drum sticks and i didnt have to guess if the drumsticks were cooked through for the first time ever.
    Super easy, quick and spices i always have on hand so a great quick throw together dinner!

  18. Jamiec91
    Jamiec91 says:

    I made this tonight and was rather easy. I didnt use every ingredient, so I made it my own a bit. I only used salt, pepper, cumen, paprika, and garlic powder. The drum stick was good and broiled two minutes each side. That is why i didnt give 5 stars. It needs much longer then 2 mins each side. I dont broil often so i followed instructions. Next time im going to broil longer.

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