BBQ Chicken Legs Spice Rub

Barbecue chicken drumsticks are my favourite summer staple. This spice rub was a last minute solution to, "what do you want on this chicken?" It is easy to throw together and makes just the right amount to spice 16 drumsticks. We served Lemon Pesto pasta salad with these (pesto recipe to come!), which was a perfect mix of warm spices with tart pesto.

Coats 16 drumsticks


1 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/8 tsp dried chili flakes
Sea salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste


Combine spices, sugar and herbs in a small bowl. Sprinkle spice rub evenly over chicken drumsticks. Rub spices in to chicken skin. Turn drumsticks over, and spice opposite side. Barbecue or oven roast drumsticks.

Nutrition (per 1 chicken drumstick, skin on)

Calories 79
Fat 2.7g
Carbohydrates 0.3g
Protein 12.7g

Other chicken leg recipes:

Roasted Sweet & Spicy Chicken Legs
Jerk Chicken Marinade
Spicy Coconut Lime Chicken Drumsticks
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