dry rub drumsticks

BBQ Dry Rubbed Drumsticks

Last Updated on July 14, 2020

These drumsticks feature a dry rub made with a few pantry-staple spices.  They’re low maintenance and can be dressed up with barbecue sauce or enjoyed as-is!

BBQ Dry Rubbed Drumsticks

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Protein: Poultry
Cut: Drumsticks
Diet: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Keto, Paleo, Whole30
Course: Main Course, Meal Prep
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 3 pkg ButcherBox Drumsticks any chicken cut works great

BBQ Dry Rub

  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 3 Tbsp paprika
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp black pepper


  • Mix dry rub ingredients together in mixing bowl. Then toss drumsticks in mix, massage rub into drumsticks. Place on a greased baking sheet in single layer. At this time they can go directly into the oven or cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 400℉. Roast drumsticks for 20 minutes, then flip drumsticks and roast for 20 additional minutes.
  • At this point the drumsticks are ready to serve as is. An alternative procedure is to brush the drumsticks with your favorite bbq sauce and pop them on the grill or back in the oven to caramelize the BBQ sauce!
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Emilie Abijanac is a graduate of New England Culinary Institute with over 20 years of catering experience in Boston. Emilie was the Sous Chef for East Meets West Catering and has worked with Kate’s Table and La Fête. Emilie was also the culinary director of ButcherBox.