While the tangerine balsamic vinegar adds another layer of citrus flavor in this sauce, if you don’t have it, substitute regular balsamic vinegar.
When you are ready to make BBQ chicken drumsticks, you just have to decide how you want to prepare them. As noted in this recipe, I made the BBQ chicken drumsticks in the oven on a rack. I bake them at a high temperature without the citrus bbq sauce for the first 4o minutes. This is because there is sugar in the sauce and that can cook faster than the chicken and can burn before the chicken is cooked through. At the 40 minute mark, I’ll baste the chicken drumsticks with the sauce and let bake 5 more minutes. I’ll baste a second time and put them under the broiler to get brown and bubbly. Nothing better than sticky bbq!
However, there are many ways to bbq chicken drumsticks. Besides making these BBQ chicken drumsticks in the oven, you can grill them.
BBQ grilled drumsticks. If you choose this method, here are frequently asked questions and answer on how to do that successfully. When I’m doing a backyard barbeque, I want to be sure my guests get delicious, fully cooked chicken. Here’s what you need to know.