Moink in the Wild: Easy Grilled Chicken Drumsticks

We were happy to partner with Emily Dingmann at My Everyday Table for this delicious Easy Grilled Chicken Drumsticks recipe!

This recipe for easy grilled chicken drumsticks uses a delicious 4-ingredient marinade and I’ll show you just how easy it is to grill! (It’s not just for the guys!)

This post is brought to you by Moink, a regular partner of mine. Moink is a farmer-owned and operated community that ships humanely-raised, ethically-sourced meat right to your door (shipping is always free)! It’s an amazing service and company that I’m thrilled to partner with and share with you. They are offering you $20 off your first order, just use code ‘myeverydaytable’! If you want to see just how the boxes come, click here to watch me unpack a box!

I’ve learned a new skill! And I’m pretty proud. (And shhhhh, it’s pretty easy to grill – especially these easy grilled chicken drumsticks!) And you know what? I think YOU should learn how to grill too.

If you’re anything like me, grilling has always been a bit intimidating. Mostly because I’ve never really done it myself. We haven’t had our own grill in many, many years but even when we did, I always just sent Richie outside to grill whatever was on the menu.

And I get it! You might want some help with dinner. But can I let you in on a little grilling secret? You get to go outside (probably by yourself) and sip a beverage while dinner cooks. WHAT?! That literally sounds like vacation. So I decided to jump into the grilling world with one of my favorite cuts of meat – chicken drumsticks! I’ve found that when you buy high-quality meat, you can keep things really simple, which truly is my favorite way to cook – and eat. So buy the highest-quality you can afford, it really makes a difference. This is where Moink comes in really handy, because then you’ve always got a nice variety in your freezer, ready to eat! 🙂 Their chicken is totally natural, which means it’s free of everything but flavorful chicken: antibiotics, hormones, GMOs, colors, solutions, nitrates, etc.

Best of all, I feel totally empowered to grill now, so bring it on!

The marinade for easy grilled chicken drumsticks is great because it’s super-easy to make, and while the addition of soy sauce might make you think that it’s going in an Asian chicken direction, it really just imparts a salty, umami flavor and gives the skin great color. The oil helps ensure that your meat won’t stick to the grill.

Here are my three tips for grilling:

  1. Let the meat come to temperature. Remove meat from the fridge about a half-hour before you plan on grilling. This ensures that it cooks at the proper rate.
  2. Don’t futz with the food! (Futz may not be a technical term, but…)You don’t want to be constantly flipping and turning, put the meat on the grill, and flip it when it’s about half-way done. This will also help make sure the meat doesn’t stick to the grill.
  3. Use a meat thermometer. Seriously, it’s hard to know when food on the grill is done, and often times we over-cook because we don’t want foods to be under-cooked. Using a meat thermometer will ensure your grilled meats and fish are done, but not OVER done. (By the way, Moink sends a digital one your way with your first order. Just sayin!)

Easy Grilled Chicken Drumsticks

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 4 servings


This recipe for easy grilled chicken drumsticks uses a delicious 4-ingredient marinade and I’ll show you just how easy it is to grill! (It’s not just for the guys!)


  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1.5 lbs chicken drumsticks


  1. Mince garlic and add all ingredients except for chicken to a plastic zip-topped bag.
  2. Add chicken to bag and marinate for at least 20 minutes, or overnight. Flip bag to distribute marinade occasionally.
  3. Remove chicken from refrigerator and preheat grill to medium-high, about 375 degrees.
  4. Place chicken legs on hot grill and cook for 10 minutes, flip over and cook for another 10 minutes or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of at least 175 degrees.
  5. Let rest for at least 5-10 minutes and dig in!


Serve chicken with grilled bread and a veggie slaw.

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What do I get in my Moink box? I usually start with the beef, chicken, salmon box and then go in and make a few swaps based on what I feel like or what sounds especially good. The salmon is fantastic (wild-caught from Alaska), ground lamb makes perfect burgers, and the grass-fed steaks make for a delicious and affordable date-night in, so we’re usually sure to include those!

We can’t wait to see what sorts of recipes you make with your Moink Box! Be sure to tag us @moinkbox or #GetMoinked so we can see your yummy creations. Enjoy!


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