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chicken drumstick on a white plate

Easy Grilled Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

  • Author: Emily Dingmann
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 drumsticks 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American


My grilled chicken legs (drumsticks) recipe is SO EASY! Try the BEST 4-ingredient marinade made with pantry staples + learn how long to grill chicken legs.



  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 4 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 6 chicken drumsticks (about 1 1/2 lbs.)


  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 15 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 or one of the recipes above.

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