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Dr Pepper Drumsticks

If you love Dr Pepper as much as I do, try it in my barbecue sauce for grilled chicken. It adds zip to the ketchup, bourbon and barbecue seasoning. —Shannon Holle-Funk, Venedy, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Grill: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2/3 cup Dr Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 4 teaspoons barbecue seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt, optional
  • 12 chicken drumsticks


  • In a small saucepan, combine the first 8 ingredients; if desired, stir in celery salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 8-10 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring frequently.
  • On an oiled grill, cook chicken, covered, over medium-low heat 15 minutes. Turn; grill 15-20 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 170°-175°, brushing occasionally with sauce mixture.
Nutrition Facts
2 drumsticks: 316 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 95mg cholesterol, 1289mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 0 fiber), 29g protein.

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  • Dara
    Jun 28, 2020

    This was a hit! Chicken was tender and tasty!! Used Diet Dr Pepper and no celery salt. Marinated overnight.

  • Rahnee64
    Jun 27, 2018

    I am making for the holidays, but will use thighs instead as family prefers.

  • johnt53
    Aug 26, 2017

    Where are the directions

  • justmbeth
    Oct 20, 2016

    The family raved about these! I think one of the boys ate 6 of them for dinner.

  • aug2295
    Aug 8, 2015

    Fun ,sweet flavor. This was both easy and fun to put together.