Feb 6, 2012

Hickory Drumettes with Bourbon-Molasses GlazeRecipe from Weber's Way to Grill™ by Jamie Purviance

Rating: 5 stars

2 Reviews

Grocery List

Meat / Poultry / Seafood

  • 3 lb chicken drumettes

Oil and Spices

  • 0.25 tsp chipotle chile powder
  • 0.5 tsp granulated garlic
  • 0.5 tsp granulated onion
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika


  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp unsulphured (light) molasses


  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter

Wine / Beer / Spirits

  • 1 fl oz bourbon

Special Equipment

  • 2 handful hickory wood chips



  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ½ teaspoon granulated onion
  • ¼ teaspoon chipotle chile powder

  • 3 pounds chicken drumettes, about 20


  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon unsulphured (light) molasses
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter


  1. Soak the wood chips in water for at least 30 minutes.

  2. In a large bowl mix the rub ingredients. Add the drumettes and toss to coat them evenly.

  3. Prepare the grill for indirect cooking over medium heat (350° to 450°F).

  4. In a small, heavy-bottomed saucepan over high heat, bring the glaze ingredients to a boil and cook just until the butter melts. Transfer to a small bowl and let cool.

  5. Brush the cooking grates clean. Drain and add the wood chips to the charcoal or to the smoker box of a gas grill, following manufacturer’s instructions, and close the lid. When the wood begins to smoke, cook the drumettes over indirect medium heat, with the lid closed as much as possible, until the meat is no longer pink at the bone, 20 to 30 minutes, turning and basting with the glaze once or twice during the last 20 minutes of cooking. Serve warm.

2 Reviews

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Rating: 5 stars

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Rating: 5 stars

May 29, 2016

George R

Just tried it

hey this is easy to prepare not a lot of fuss and delivers a superb taste. I did them over charcoal with lots of smoke.

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Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

Jun 28, 2016

John J


We made these last week and they turned out perfectly - so much flavor! This is our new favorite wing recipe. Thanks!

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Would you recommend this recipe? YES

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