Chili-Rubbed Drumsticks

A spicy chili rub seasons these turkey drumsticks prior to smoke cooking. Serve with your choice of bottled salsa or barbecue sauce.

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Prep: 5 mins to 1 hr
  • Cook: 2 hrs 30 mins Smoke
  • Grill: 2 hrs 30 mins
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Chili-Rubbed Drumsticks
Ingredients
6
hickory wood chunks
1
tablespoon chili powder
1 1/2
teaspoons ground cumin
1/2
teaspoon salt
6
small turkey drumsticks (8 to 12 oz. each)
 
Bottled salsa or barbecue sauce (optional)
Directions
  1. At least 1 hour before smoke cooking, soak wood chunks in enough water to cover. Drain before using.
  2. For rub, in a small bowl, combine chili powder, lime peel, cumin, and salt. Sprinkle mixture evenly over turkey; rub in with your fingers.
  3. In a smoker, arrange preheated coals, drained wood chunks, and water pan according to the manufacturers directions. Pour water into pan. Place drumsticks on the grill rack over water pan. Cover; smoke for 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until juices run clear (180 degrees F). Add additional coals and water as needed to maintain temperature and moisture. If desired, serve the turkey with salsa. Makes 6 servings.
Nutrition Facts (Chili-Rubbed Drumsticks)
    Per serving:
  • 178 kcal cal.,
  • 9 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat,
  • 80 mg chol.,
  • 269 mg sodium,
  • 1 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 22 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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