Caribbean Grilled Drumsticks

PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
23 min
5 min
18 min
We slather chicken drumsticks with lemon juice, brown sugar, and a good dose of Jamaican jerk seasoning.


Fresh lemon juice

¼ cup(s)

Packed brown sugar

3 Tbsp

Garlic clove(s)

2 medium clove(s), crushed through a press

Jerk seasoning

1 Tbsp

Table salt

½ tsp

Uncooked skinless boneless chicken drumstick(s)

2 pound(s), 8 (1/4 pound)


  1. Combine the lemon juice, sugar, garlic, jerk seasoning, and salt in a zip-close plastic bag; add the chicken. Squeeze out the air and seal the bag; turn to coat the chicken. Refrigerate, turning the bag occasionally, at least 4 hours or up to overnight.
  2. Spray the grill or broiler rack with nonstick spray; prepare the grill or preheat the broiler.
  3. Transfer the chicken from the bag to the grill rack; discard the marinade. Grill or broil the chicken 5 inches from the heat, 10 minutes. Turn the chicken and grill or broil until an instant-read thermometer inserted in a drumstick registers 180°F, about 8 minutes longer. Yields 2 drumsticks per serving.


Jamaican jerk seasoning. (a blend of thyme, cayenne, and allspice). The result? Chicken with the perfect flavor balance of sweetness and peppery heat.