Sweet and tangy, these Peach Balsamic Glazed Drumsticks will be the perfect addition to your summer barbecue!


There are things in life couples won’t ever agree on.

It’s a fact.

For example. I loved these Peach Balsamic Glazed Drumsticks they are sweet, tangy and juicy. My husband said his usual comment: “The sauce needs a habanero in it.” Then he said that they were just “all right”. Wha-WHAT?? I promptly punched him in the arm and told him that he was crazy, rolled my eyes and then reached for a second drumstick.

To Make This Peach Balsamic Glazed Chicken Drumsticks You Will Need:

  • 8 skinless, bone-in chicken drumsticks
  • peach preserves – or may sub with apricot peach (which is what I did here)
  • balsamic vinegar
  • fresh ground ginger, grated
  • a pinch of cayenne
  • kosher salt, to taste

In a large mixing bowl, add 1 teaspoon freshly ground ginger root. I keep my leftover pieces in the freezer and grate it when needed. But, if you need to use ground ginger, then only use a half a teaspoon of the stuff.

Add in the 1/2 cup peach preserves.

Then add in kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, a pinch of cayenne pepper and then pour in the 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar. Give it a stir and then reserve 1/4 cup for some final glazing.

Add the drumsticks.

Use tongs to toss until well coated.

Place the glazed chicken drumsticks on greased grill grates that has pre-heated to medium-low. Notice how I start off all organized? yeeeeeah… it doesn’t last for long.

Grill covered for about 25-30 minutes, turning occasionally.

Then 10 minutes before they are done pull out the reserved glaze…. ohhhh yeah baby!!

Then using your pastry brush, slather it all over the grilled chicken.

Really, I could drink this stuff.

Oh me oh my.

Like I said, sweet and tangy. The key to these chicken drumsticks is a crispy skin and a good char! Perfect next to my Apple & Cabbage Slaw I’m just saying.

These are delicious!

Peach Balsamic Glazed Drumsticks
Yield: 4 servings

Peach Balsamic Glazed Drumsticks

These Peach, Apricot & Balsamic Glazed Drumsticks they are sweet, tangy and delicious!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 8 skinless, bone-in chicken drumsticks
  • 1/2 cup apricot peach preserves
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground ginger, grated
  • a pinch of cayenne
  • kosher salt, to taste


  1. Pre-heat your grill to medium-low.
  2. Then in a large bowl, combine the preserves, vinegar, grated fresh ginger, cayenne, and kosher salt, ore or less to taste.
  3. Reserve 1/4 cup of the glaze mixture. Add the chicken drumsticks to the bowl and toss to coat.
  4. Grill chicken, covered, turning occasionally. Cooked all the way through, 25 to 30 minutes, basting with reserved glaze mixture in the last 10 minutes of cooking.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

2 drumsticks

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 374Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 231mgSodium: 329mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 44g

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