Oven-Barbecued Turkey Drumsticks

Turkey drumsticks are a favorite with kids. For family suppers, plan on one drumstick for two youngsters and a drumstick apiece for teenagers or adults.


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 15 Minutes
Bake: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes


1 1/2 cups ketchup
1/2 cup lite soy sauce
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1 bay leaf
2 teaspoons hot sauce
4 fresh turkey drumsticks (about 3 lb.)


1. Preheat oven to 350°. Stir together ketchup and next 6 ingredients in a 1-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes.

2. Place drumsticks in an 11- x 7-inch baking dish. Pour 1 cup ketchup mixture evenly over drumsticks. Bake, covered, at 350° for 1 hour; uncover, top with remaining 1 cup sauce, and bake 30 more minutes or until fork tender.

Note: To make ketchup sauce ahead, prepare as directed in Step 1. Cool sauce, pour into a 1-qt. airtight container, and chill for up to 2 days.


March 2008
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