Pickle Brined Drumsticks
Here is a unique way to brine your Chicken Drumsticks that will keep them juicy and full of flavor.
Chicken Drumsticks (any Chicken pieces will work)
Pickle Juice (enough to cover chicken)
2 Tablespoons of Salt
1 Tablespoon of Black Pepper
1 Tablespoon of Brown Sugar
11/2 Tablespoon of Cayenne Pepper
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Pour over Chicken Drumsticks and allow to marinate in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours.
Next rinse Drumsticks off with cold water to remove any pickle juice. Apply a lite coating of Salt and Black Pepper.
Cook on a grill or smoker at 275 degrees. Add your favorite wood if you want a smokey flavor. Turn over Drumsticks after 30 minutes and continue cooking until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
Apply your favorite BBQ Sauce during the last 10-15 minutes of cooking to caramelize the sauce.
Watch my video below to see the whole process step by step.