If you haven't had the chance to meet, let me introduce you to Traeger's Texas BBQ Spicy Sauce. A rich, tangy sauce with a Texas kick, this sauce goes well with anything you pull off your Traeger. Use it as a glaze for your favorite ribs, a dipping sauce for your latest brisket success, or in this case use it as a basting sauce for some out of this world chicken drumsticks.
Drumsticks often seem like the neglected cousin of wings (sad!). For the life of me, I can't understand why. They are affordable, meaty, flavorful, and just plain fun to eat. Serve drumsticks with Texas Spicy BBQ Sauce instead of wings at your next get-together. Your guests will thank you.
Spicy Texas Drumsticks
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 1/2 hours
Recommended Pellets: Hickory, Oak, or Mesquite
8 chicken drumsticks
1 cup Texas Spicy BBQ Sauce
Salt and Pepper
Pat drumsticks dry with a paper towel and season generously with salt and pepper.
Start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes).
Arrange the chicken legs on the grill grate and smoke for 30 minutes.
Increase the temperature to 350 degrees and cook for 30 minutes. Brush the Texas Spicy BBQ Sauce on each of the wings and cook for an additional 15 to 30 minutes, or until an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the leg (but not touching bone) reaches 165 degrees F.