Chicken drumsticks in cheese sauce

Sometimes I just want to make the ultimate bbq snack. And what’s better than grilled chicken?
Smoked and grilled chicken drumsticks in a creamy cheese sauce that you can easily adjust to your own taste.

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American, American Barbecue
Servings 4 people
Calories 907 kcal


Dry rub

  • 1 part raw cane sugar
  • ½ part fine salt
  • ¼ part garlic powder
  • ¼ part onion powder
  • part mustard powder
  • part chipotle
  • part black pepper

Cheese sauce

  • 25 gram butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 300 ml milk
  • 400 gram grated cheese
  • 2 piece jalapenos


  • 1 kg chicken drumsticks
  • 4 tbsp olive oil


  • Mix the ingredients for the dry rub and keep 2 tbsp aside. Put 2 tbsp of the dry rub in a bowl and pour in the olive oil.
  • Put the drumsticks in the bowl and mix it up so all the meat is covered with de dry rub marinade.
  • Fire up your grill to a temperature of 160°C/320°F with a chunk of smoke wood.
  • Put the drumsticks on the outside of the grates and close the lid. Let them sit for one hour and flip halfway through.
  • Take the drumsticks out and put on a pan. Melt the butter and stir in the flour till it browns. This is called a roux.
  • Ad the 300 ml of milk and stir it till you have a smooth consistency. Then put in 300 grams of the grated cheese and let it melt while stirring.
  • Deseed the jalapeños en slice them fine. Put them in the cheese sauce and bring it to taste with a little black pepper.
  • Pour the sauce in a cast-iron skillet and stick the grilled drumsticks in the sauce. Top it off with the rest of the grated cheese and the 2 tbsp of dry rub you set aside.
  • Put it back in the grill and let it reheat at a temperature of 200°C/392°F.



Calories: 907kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 56gFat: 71gSaturated Fat: 30gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 26gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 277mgSodium: 946mgPotassium: 588mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1432IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 820mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Cast iron, Cheese, Chicken, chicken wings, Drumsticks
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