Molasses-Barbecued Chicken Drumsticks

Molasses-Barbecued Chicken Drumsticks

These molasses-barbecued chicken drumsticks have a delightful kick thanks to the horseradish, chili sauce and spicy vegetable juice.

Cooking Light AUGUST 2000

  • Yield:


  • 1/4 cup spicy-hot vegetable juice
  • 2 tablespoons chili sauce (such as Heinz)
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 8 chicken drumsticks, skinned (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • Cooking spray


Prepare grill.

Combine vegetable juice and next 6 ingredients (juice through garlic) in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

Place the chicken on a grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill for 30 minutes or until done, turning frequently. Baste the chicken frequently with sauce after 15 minutes. Yield 4 servings (serving size: 2 drumsticks).

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 142
  • Calories from fat: 25%
  • Fat: 3.9g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 18.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 6.8g
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Cholesterol: 60mg
  • Iron: 1.2mg
  • Sodium: 249mg
  • Calcium: 24mg

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