BBQ drumsticks with slaw

BBQ drumsticks with slaw

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 45 mins


Serves 4
These deliciously sticky chicken pieces are best eaten with plenty of napkins at the ready

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal515
  • fat26g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs22g
  • sugars21g
  • fibre3g
  • protein50g
  • salt1.62g
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  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 150ml barbecue sauce

For the slaw

  • 1 large carrot, grated



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • ½ white cabbage, shredded
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 6 tbsp salad cream
  • crusty bread, to serve


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Slash the chicken with a sharp knife and toss with the barbecue sauce in a roasting tray. Season with black pepper and roast for 45 mins, basting every 15 mins with the sauce from the tray, until sticky and cooked through.

  2. Meanwhile, make the slaw. Mix all the vegetables together in a large bowl, then toss through the salad cream and some seasoning. When the chicken is cooked, serve with the slaw and some crusty bread, if you like.

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8th Aug, 2018
Made the BBQ sauce and used with chicken skewers. I found the sauce sickeningly sweet. Won't make again.
1st Jul, 2018
I didn't do the slaw but the drumsticks were fantastic, I'll def be using this recipes again and again!
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6th Jul, 2014
Yummy. I'm amazed at how easy it is to make your own BBQ sauce! Looking forward to trying it with sausages as previously suggested.
3rd Jul, 2013
Unbelievably simple and goes down a treat.
30th Jun, 2012
Great easy delicious recipe. The BBQ sauce is wonderful with pork and sausages as well
27th Mar, 2012
Simple and oh so delicious.
7th Feb, 2012
I also used the homemade bbq sauce and it was absolutely delicious, making the bbq sauce was less effort than going to the shops to buy some.
9th Dec, 2011
I made the homemade BBQ sauce and marinaded chicken thighs in it overnight. We ate it tonight and the BBQ coating was absolutely delicious, so highly recommend making your own BBQ sauce with the recipe given. Also, it was very quick and easy to do.
31st May, 2011
Very nice - I used aioli instead of plain mayonnaise.
2nd Mar, 2016
Could this BBQ sauce be made up and frozen?
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28th Apr, 2016
Yes you can make the sauce mentioned in the Tip box and freeze it, or you can freeze the drumsticks already in the sauce.
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