Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Chicken Drumsticks

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet

Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Chicken Drumsticks are sweet and spicy and full of flavor, crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside.

Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Chicken Drumsticks

Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Chicken Drumsticks

Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Chicken Drumsticks will blow your mind and taste buds! These little guys are a keeper, once you try this recipe, you will go back to it over and over again. These drumsticks combine everything that is good in this world! A dash of spiciness that is met with a caramelized taste of brown sugar on top of crispy, perfectly cooked bacon. WOW!

Now, this is such an easy an amazing and budget friendly dinner. Truly, juts a few ingredients will make you fell in love with this amazing recipe. Similarly, you can also use the same recipe on chicken tights or even chicken breasts. I have tried both with great success. I can tell you one thing, these Bacon Wrapped Chicken Drumsticks are pure perfection! Spicy, sweet, crispy and BACON should I say more, bacon and brown sugar were meant to be paired, they taste divine when combined!

Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Chicken Drumsticks

Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Chicken Drumsticks Recipe Tips:

  • Use room temperature bacon. This is an important one, because when you try to roll cold bacon, it just doesn’t mold that well as the fat is all cold.
  • Also, don’t save calories on bacon. I recommend using two slices per drumstick to cover it entirely.
  • Similarly, don’t skip the spices. Having the extra spices will add a ton more of flavor. However, if you don’t want them too spicy, just add less chili powder.
  • If you want the drumsticks extra crispy, turn on the broiler for 3 minutes at the end of baking.

Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Chicken Drumsticks

Tools/Ingredients I used to make the Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Chicken Drumsticks Recipe:

  • Broiler Rack – this one is great as it will keep away all the dripping fat from the bacon and you will get perfectly crispy chicken drumsticks all the way.
  • Chili Powder – a great way to add some extra heat to any dish, I like to use the powder in different rubs as well.
  • Brown Sugar – you can use light or dark brown sugar in this recipe, both will work great.
  • Garlic Powder – you should have this one on hand all the time, it can be added to a boatload of dishes and it’s perfect to create flavorful meat rubs.

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Now, get some Honey Mustard and dip those delicious drumsticks into it! It is an addicting combo!

Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Chicken Drumsticks

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Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Chicken Drumsticks
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 8 servings
Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 50 minutes Total time: 1 hr 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 14  chicken drumsticks 
  • 2 lbs  sliced bacon  (room temperature)
  • 2 tablespoons  chili powder 
  • 2 tablespoons  garlic powder 
  • 2 tablespoon  onion powder 
  • 1 tablespoon  black pepper 
  • 1 tablespoon  salt 
  • 1 cup  light or dark brown sugar 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Place a broiler rack on top of a pan and spray with cooking spray; set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl combine: chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Stir to combine and set aside.
  4. Add the brown sugar to another medium bowl, set aside.
  5. Ensure that the chicken drumsticks are dry, if needed pat dry with paper towels.
  6. Piece by piece, roll the chicken drumsticks thru the chili powder mixture and place on a cutting board or flat dish.
  7. Roll two pieces of bacon around the chicken drumstick one by one and secure with a toothpick.
  8. Roll the bacon wrapped chicken drumstick thru the brown sugar until well covered, shake any excess and place on the prepared broiler rack. Repeat with the remaining chicken drumsticks.
  9. Bake for about 50-60 minutes or until cooked through.
  10. If you prefer the bacon to be crispier, place under broiler for 2-3 minutes at the end of baking, but first check the bacon texture, to make sure you won't burn it.
  11. Serve with honey mustard for dipping.
  12. Enjoy!
0 Calories: 808 Carbohydrates: 32 Protein: 38 Fat: 57 Saturated Fat: 18 Cholesterol: 196 Sodium: 1803 Potassium: 646 Fiber: 1 Sugar: 26 Vitamin A: 695 Vitamin C: 0.4 Calcium: 60 Iron: 2.1
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Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Chicken Drumsticks are sweet and spicy and full of flavor, crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside.

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Erren

You had me at bacon! I love it!

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Michelle @ The Complete Savorist

It's a mouthful to say, but definitely a yummy mouthful!

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Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet

If it has bacon I'M THERE!! These sound awesome!

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Angie | Big Bear's Wife

Drumbsticks are one of my favorite parts of the chicken! Love that you wrapped them in bacon!

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Michelle | A Latte Food

That crispy bacon looks amazing! This would be a perfect game day snack!

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Karly

Woah. Normal drummies will never be the same in my mind. These are pure perfection!

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