Spice-Rubbed Drumsticks with White BBQ Sauce

Spice-Rubbed Drumsticks with White BBQ Sauce
Spice-Rubbed Drumsticks with White BBQ Sauce

White barbecue sauce is king in Alabama, and its mayonnaise, vinegar, and horseradish base make it ideal to serve with smoky chicken. The spice rub on the chicken is one you may want to keep on-hand. It’s also great on pork and salmon.

  • Serves 4 to 6
  • Active time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 35 minutes plus marinating time

Ingredients

Spice-Rubbed Drumsticks:

  • 3 Tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 packages MOINK chicken drumsticks (each about 1 ½ lb.)

White BBQ Sauce:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. prepared horseradish
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

Cooking instructions

  1. Stir together 3 tablespoons brown sugar, the smoked paprika, chili powder, cumin, coriander, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, and 1 teaspoon salt. Rub all over the chicken drumsticks. Refrigerate 30 minutes up to 2 hours.
  2. Make the White BBQ Sauce: Stir together the mayonnaise, vinegar, 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper and salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Grill the chicken 25 to 30 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted in the thickest portion registers 165°F, turning occasionally. Remove the chicken to a serving platter and drizzle or serve with the White BBQ Sauce.

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