Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Chicken Drumsticks

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
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Cook time Cook time: 50 minutes

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

This is the perfect party food. You can quickly make it in advance and enjoy it for potlucks, game days, or birthday parties. You can combine them with Ranch Cheese Balls, Crack Turkey Pinwheels, and Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Tenders.

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 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 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 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 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.

Can you store them?

Absolutely! You can make them in advance and easily store them in the fridge. Also, if you end up with leftovers, then simply store them in an airtight container. Then, store in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat prior to serving.

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

Tools/Ingredients I used to make this 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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Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Chicken Drumsticks

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

Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 8 servings
Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 50 minutes Total time: 1 hr 5 mins



Nutrition information

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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You had me at bacon! I love it!


Michelle @ The Complete Savorist

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


Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet

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


Angie | Big Bear's Wife

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


Michelle | A Latte Food

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



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



I used this recipe with chicken quarters with the thick sliced bacon and wrapped the entire quarters with around 3-4 pieces of bacon and my family loved it, I have 3 girls who are 3, 5, and 7 along with my wife and they all loved this recipe. We are going to make it again this weekend.



I have a question: do you leave the chicken skin on, or do you pull it off before wrapping them in the bacon?


I like to leave the skin on for more flavor, but you can do it both ways.



I accidentally wrapped the bacon with the drumsticks, but its still really good though


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