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Bold and Spicy Broiled Beer Chicken Drumsticks You’ll Make Again and Again


I can’t get enough of these Bold and Spicy Broiled Beer Chicken Drumsticks. The dark beer, jalapeño peppers, garlic, and five-spice powder come together to create a flavor explosion that’s both bold and spicy.

The beer not only adds a rich taste but also keeps the chicken incredibly moist and tender.

When I need something impressive yet simple, this recipe is my go-to. It’s perfect for a casual dinner, or just when I crave something tasty.

The ingredients are easy to find, and the process is straightforward, making it a convenient choice any day of the week. Broiling gives the chicken a crispy exterior that pairs perfectly with the juicy inside.

Every time I make these drumsticks, they’re a hit. The flavors blend so well, and the result is always satisfying.

If you’re looking for a dish that’s flavorful, easy to make, and sure to please, these broiled chicken drumsticks are it. Get ready to enjoy a meal that’s going to become a favorite in your home.

Weight Watchers Points


8 Points (2022/2024 Plan)

MyWW Points: 8 Blue Plan and 5 Green Plan

8 WW Freestyle Points and 5 Smart Points

Close-up of broiled chicken drumsticks on a white plate, garnished with fresh green lettuce and rosemary, highlighting the glossy, caramelized surface of the chicken.

Helpful Tips and Tricks

Ingredient Tips:

Dark Beer Substitution: If you don’t have dark beer on hand, you can use any other type of beer or even a cola for a different but still delicious flavor.

Spice Level: Adjust the amount of jalapeño peppers based on your heat preference. For a milder version, remove all the seeds and veins from the peppers.

Garlic: Fresh garlic gives the best flavor, but if you’re in a pinch, you can use 1 teaspoon of garlic powder as a substitute.

Process Tips:

Marinating: For the best flavor, let the chicken marinate overnight. If you’re short on time, try to marinate for at least 2 hours.

Turning the Bag: While the chicken is marinating in the fridge, turn the bag every few hours to ensure all the drumsticks are evenly coated.

Cooking Tips:

Broiling Distance: Keep the chicken about 5 inches from the heat source. This ensures it cooks evenly and gets that nice crispy skin.

Basting: Don’t skip basting the chicken with the remaining beer. This adds more flavor and helps keep the chicken moist.

Substitutions:

Five-Spice Powder: If you can’t find five-spice powder, you can make your own with a mix of cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, star anise, and Szechuan peppercorns.

Chicken Parts: This recipe works well with other chicken parts too, like thighs or wings. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly.

Storage Tips:

Leftovers: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating: To reheat, place the drumsticks in the oven at 350°F until warmed through. This keeps them from drying out.

Freezing: You can also freeze the marinated chicken before cooking. Place the chicken and marinade in a freezer bag, and store it for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before cooking.

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Beer Broiled Chicken Drumsticks

Nesting Lane
Bold and Spicy Broiled Beer Chicken Drumsticks You'll Make Again and Again! A delicious WW Friendly dinner.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinate 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Place 1 cup of the beer, jalapeño pepper, garlic, five-spice powder, and salt in a zip-lock bag.
  • Add the chicken drumsticks to the bag.
  • Squeeze out the air and seal the bag.
  • Turn the bag to coat the chicken with the marinade.
  • Place the bag in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight, turning the bag occasionally.
  • Spray the broiler rack with nonstick spray.
  • Preheat the broiler.
  • Transfer the chicken to the broiler rack, discarding the marinade.
  • Broil the chicken 5 inches from the heat source, turning occasionally.
  • Baste the chicken with the remaining ½ cup of beer while broiling.
  • Continue broiling until a thermometer reads 180°F, about 20 minutes.

Notes

2 Drumsticks per Serving
8 Points (2022/2024 Plan)
MyWW Points: 8 Blue Plan and 5 Green Plan
8 WW Freestyle Points and 5 Smart Points
We are not associated with Weight Watchers/WW in any way. Double check points on their official calculator.

Nutrition

Calories: 234kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 25gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 109mgSodium: 725mgPotassium: 430mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.4gVitamin A: 120IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 54mgIron: 2mg
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