Delicious Grilled Ranch Chicken Drumsticks are perfect for your cookouts, barbecues and backyard parties! Chicken Drumsticks are flavorful, easy and inexpensive. These easy grilled chicken legs will be a hit and favorite for the summer!
My kids are obsessed with eating chicken drumsticks. After I learned this I was on a mission to make every type of drumstick possible! So far we have BBQ Chicken Drumsticks and now these delicious Grilled Ranch Chicken Drumsticks! I love that they are so simple with only three ingredients and something that I know my children will eat.
Always a WIN!
Getting children to eat is hard. It seems like it’s always a guessing game too. Their taste buds seem to change as fast as they grow, which is fast!
I always make the mistake of stocking up on pantry items when I get excited they are eating something, then they quit eating it the next day and there it sits in my pantry for ever because I bought it in mass quantity.
Now, I can’t buy chicken drumsticks in mass quantity, well I guess I could and freeze them! Then, with my luck, they would quit eating them and I don’t want that because it’s something easy, healthy and delicious.
Something that Mom and Dad actually enjoy eating too!
I think it might be because they get to eat them with their fingers. Finger food is always more fun, right? Even at my age there’s something about digging in and getting messy!
These are perfect for all you backyard entertaining this summer. Plus, you can serve up a few different kinds of chicken drumsticks that you’ve grilled and everyone will be pleased. Another things I adore is that they are inexpensive, so it’s easy to feed a crowd. Typically, you can score them for under a $1 a pound.
Tips for Making Grilled Ranch Chicken Drumsticks
You want to cook chicken drumsticks until they are 180-190 degrees F. I know this seems really hot and chicken is usually done before that, but cooking them to a higher heat point makes it so the chicken isn’t stringy like sometimes happens and it’s not bloody by the bone. Trust me just do it!
Keep the grill temperature to about 350 degrees F. This temp allows the chicken to be perfectly cooked, but the skin won’t become scorched.
Keep the lid to the grill closed as much as possible .
Flip the chicken legs every ten minutes.
Have some water ready in case there are flare ups. Chicken drumsticks have a lot of skin which renders when grilling and can drip grease causing flare ups.
Grill over direct heat.
Ingredients Needed for Grilled Ranch Chicken Legs
- Chicken legs
- Olive oil
- Ranch dressing mix
How to Make Grilled Ranch Chicken Legs
They are so simple! Three ingredients and done!
Brush olive oil on chicken legs then rub with ranch dressing mix.
Grill at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, rotating every 10 minutes, or until they reach an internal temperature of 185-190 degrees F.
Recipes to Go with Grilled Chicken Legs
- Grilled Corn Salsa
- Grilled Pineapple
- Baked Potatoes on the Grill
- Chicken and Berry Pesto Pasta Salad
- No Bake Brownie Batter Cheesecake
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Grilled Ranch Chicken Drumsticks
- 2 lb chicken legs
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 packet ranch dressing mix
- Brush chicken legs with olive oil. Rub ranch dressing onto the chicken legs.
- Preheat grill to 350 degrees. Place chicken legs on grill. Grill for 30 minutes, rotating every 10 minutes, or until they reach an internal temperature of 185-190 degrees F.