Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Drumsticks with Plum Sauce

  • Active Time 25m
  • Total Time 25m
  • Rating ****

4 servings

Drumsticks can be prepared ahead to the point where they are ready to cook, wrapped in plastic wrap and frozen or refrigerated until needed. Sauce can be made several days in advance and refrigerated. Defrost frozen chicken overnight in the refrigerator.


  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 small garlic clove (optional), minced
  • 8 strips bacon
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • For Plum Sauce:
  • 4 ounces plum jam
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon mild chili sauce, or to taste


Prepare a fire in a grill. Rub the drumsticks with salt, pepper and garlic, if using. Wrap a strip of bacon firmly around each drumstick, securing ends with toothpicks. Brush with vegetable oil and grill, turning frequently and brushing with additional oil, for about 12 minutes, or until cooked through. To test for doneness, pierce the meat in the thickest part with a thin skewer. The juices that run out should be clear.

Heat the jam with apple cider vinegar and chili sauce in a small pan or microwave oven and stir together, Arrange the hot drumsticks on a platter around a dish of the sauce for dipping.

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RecID 5756

nutrition information per serving

516 calories; 34g total fat; 126mg cholesterol; 747mg sodium; 19g carbohydrates; 0g fiber; 30g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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