Tested till perfect Old-Fashioned Barbecued Drumsticks
Old-Fashioned Barbecued Drumsticks
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Old-Fashioned Barbecued Drumsticks

Drumsticks are very inexpensive and a favourite with kids, especially when the chicken is smothered in homemade Cajun barbecue sauce.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: June 2003

Recipe3 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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  • Portion size 4


  • 1 cup 1cuptomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cuptomato paste
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cuppacked brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupcider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupDijon mustard
  • 1 1oniononions, chopped
  • 3 3garlic clovegarlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspfancy molasses
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspCajun seasoning or chili powder
  • 1 tsp 1tspWorcestershire sauce
  • 8 8chicken drumstickchicken drumsticks, skinned
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In saucepan, bring tomato sauce, tomato paste, sugar, vinegar, mustard, onion, garlic, molasses, Cajun seasoning and Worcestershire sauce to boil, stirring often. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer for 10 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes. Pour into blender; purée until smooth. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 1 month.) Set aside 2/3 cup (150 mL) to serve with drumsticks. Transfer remaining sauce to large bowl.

Place chicken on greased grill over medium heat. Close lid and grill, turning once, until juices run clear when chicken is pierced, about 30 minutes. Add to bowl of barbecue sauce; toss to coat. Return chicken to grill; grill until slightly crusty but still saucy, about 5 minutes. Serve with reserved sauce.

Additional information :

Micro-Grilled Drumsticks: Follow first paragraph. Place drumsticks in 11- x 7-inch (2 L) microwaveable baking dish; cover and microwave at High, turning halfway through, until juices are still slightly pink when chicken is pierced, about 6 minutes. Add to bowl of sauce; toss to coat. Place on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until juices run clear when chicken is pierced, about 10 minutes.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 294 pro 25g total fat 7g sat. fat 2g
carb 35g fibre 2g chol 87mg sodium 785mg

% RDI:

calcium 9 iron 27 vit A 18 vit C 32
folate 8
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