Cinnamon's subtle flavor complements the basil and paprika's aromas in this original marinade. The apple cider vinegar adds its special touch and ties everything together in a mouthwatering experience. A must try! Basting brings out the flavors so be sure not to omit these steps!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Whisk olive oil, cider vinegar, paprika, basil, celery salt, mustard powder, cinnamon, and red pepper flakes together in a bowl; pour into a resealable plastic bag. Add drumsticks, coat with the marinade, squeeze excess air from bag, and seal. Marinate in the refrigerator, 8 hours to overnight.

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  • Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

  • Remove drumsticks from marinade and shake to remove excess moisture.

  • Pour marinade into a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes; set aside.

  • Cook drumsticks on preheated grill, basting frequently with heated marinade and turning 1/4 turn every 12 minutes, until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 48 minutes total. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

438 calories; 29.8 g total fat; 128 mg cholesterol; 499 mg sodium. 1.9 g carbohydrates; 38.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (22)

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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2015
Marinated 24 hours then threw in the oven for 60 mins at 400F. It was amazing! I paired it with honey and biscuits! Yum Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/26/2018
Weird tangy taste. Shouldn t use Apple cider vinegar. Read More
28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2015
Marinated 24 hours then threw in the oven for 60 mins at 400F. It was amazing! I paired it with honey and biscuits! Yum Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2015
Marinated 24 hours then threw in the oven for 60 mins at 400F. It was amazing! I paired it with honey and biscuits! Yum Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2013
Great flavor.. i was looking for something quick. I only marinated for one hour. There wasn't enough left over marinade so i made another batch of the marinade for basting. I will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2014
this was so tasty.. i don't know if marinating did it but the basting is absolutely necessary.. i cut the oil in half and added 2 tablespoons of water to make up for the lost liquid.. didn't have celery salt so used 1/4 tsp celery seed and a little more than 1/2 tsp of regular salt.. should have done 3/4 tsp.. will try that next time.. thinned out the leftover marinade with some water to ensure there was enough to be able to baste.. ty so much for the recipe.. UPDATE: made this again and realized i was pretty much out of paprika so i subbed chili powder and it was still delicious.. i upped the salt to 3/4 tsp this time and ended up salting my basting liquid to taste.. this has to be one of my favorite ways to make drumsticks.. ty again Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2016
I don't have a grill so I put the chicken on a broiler pan and took the advise of another reviewer and baked it for 1 hour at 400 degrees on the middle rack. I turned the drumsticks every 15 min and basted them with a brush. I made another batch of the marinade as there was none left over after the chicken marinaded. I didn't boil the extra marinade I just brushed it on every 15 minutes. The chicken came out perfectly baked juicy and tender. Boys kids loved it too. Will make this again for sure! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2014
I couldn't find my matches so I couldn't BBQ the chicken. Instead I put it in the oven at 400 F on a raised rack for the same out of time turning and basting occasionally. I did add a little bit of sugar as one user recommended. It was a hit with everyone. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2014
Excellent! My whole family loved these. And I only marinated for 2 hrs. This will become a regular meal at our house. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2015
Definitely double the marinade recipe to allow for basting. Fantastic!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2014
This is so easy to make and it's a big hit with my husband every time I buy drumsticks now he asks me to make these! The only thing I do differently sometimes is add a little bit of sugar (like a pinch) to the heated marinade. Wonderful recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2014
The BEST marinade ever! I will never eat plain chicken again! So simple to do. If you do chicken beast I recommend that you slice it in half to make sure you get the flavor all the way through it. This is a definite must try! You won't regret it! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/26/2018
Weird tangy taste. Shouldn t use Apple cider vinegar. Read More