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!

Enjoy! And if you give this Peach Balsamic Glazed Drumsticks recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Yield: 4 servings

Peach Balsamic Glazed Drumsticks

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


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


  • Pre-heat your grill to medium-low.
  • Then in a large bowl, combine the preserves, vinegar, grated fresh ginger, cayenne, and kosher salt, ore or less to taste.
  • Reserve 1/4 cup of the glaze mixture. Add the chicken drumsticks to the bowl and toss to coat.
  • 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.
Serving: 2drumsticks, Calories: 537kcal, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 73g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 238mg, Sodium: 279mg, Potassium: 832mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 23g, Vitamin A: 187IU, Vitamin C: 12mg, Calcium: 54mg, Iron: 3mg