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BBQ Rubbed Drumsticks

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 :6 oz. servings
Calories: 276kcal
Author: Tessa Ludwig


  • Grill


  • 3 lbs. good quality chicken drumsticks
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper *optional more if you like spicy
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp sea salt more if desired
  • 1/2 tsp stevia or monk fruit



  • Mix all seasonings in a bowl.
  • Place ½ the seasoning in the bottom of a zip lock bag
  • Add drumsticks, then add the rest of the seasoning. Seal bag, toss until drumsticks are evenly coated.
  • Place in the fridge and marinate for at least 1 hour or over night.


  • Remove drumsticks from the fridge about 30 minutes before cooking. Preheat grill on high heat.
  • When grill is finished preheating place drumsticks on grill, sear both sides on high heat for 4-5 minutes, watch carefully to avoid flames.
  • After searing turn grill down to low-med heat. Grill drumsticks for an additional 30 minutes rotating several times.
  • Serve with your favorite low-carb sides!


Serving: 6oz. | Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.4g | Protein: 33.3g | Fat: 15.1g | Saturated Fat: 3.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 135mg | Sodium: 161.4mg | Potassium: 28.7mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 0.1g