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Oven-Barbecued Turkey Drumsticks

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.

Southern Living MARCH 2008

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings
  • Cook time:15 Minutes
  • Prep time: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.


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