Kids love these oven-barbecued drumsticks. Upgrade a prepared barbecue sauce to make this an easy weeknight dinner with a lot of flavor. Leftovers are great the next day in a lunchbox, just make sure to pack some napkins!

Oven-Barbecued Drumsticks | Go Bold With Butter

Oven-Barbecued Drumsticks

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Oven-Barbecued Drumsticks

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 cups prepared barbecue sauce
  • 3/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 8 chicken drumsticks

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°F. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil. Brush foil with 1 tablespoon melted butter. Arrange drumsticks in single layer and season with salt and pepper.

Bake for 20 minutes.

While chicken is cooking, add remaining 3 tablespoons butter to medium saucepan, melt over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 5-8 minutes or until softened. Add garlic and cook for another minute. Add barbecue sauce and preserves.

Bring to bubble, reduce heat to low, continue to cook for 10 minutes. Remove 1 cup of sauce and reserve for serving.

After 20 minutes in oven, begin to baste drumsticks with sauce every 5 minutes until chicken is cooked through, approximately 40 minutes longer. Serve with reserved sauce for extra flavor.

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