Chicken drumsticks in cheese sauce

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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.


  • 1 kilo of chicken drumsticks
  • 4 tbsp of olive oil

For the dry rub

  • 1 part raw cane sugar
  • 1/2 part fine salt
  • 1/4 part garlic powder
  • 1/4 part onion powder
  • 1/8 part mustard powder
  • 1/8 part chipotle
  • 1/8 part black pepper

For the cheese sauce

  • 25 grams of butter
  • 2 tbsp of flour
  • 300 ml of milk
  • 400 grams of grated cheese
  • more milk
  • 2 jalapeños

How to

  1. 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.
  2. Put the drumsticks in the bowl and mix it up so all the meat is covered with de dry rub marinade.
  3. Fire up your grill to a temperature of 160°C (320F) with a chunk of smoke wood.
  4. Put the drumsticks on the outside of the grates and close the lid. Let them sit for one hour and flip halfway through.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Deseed the jalapeños en slice them fine. Put them in the cheese sauce and bring it to taste with a little black pepper.
  8. 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.
  9. Put it back in the grill and let it reheat at a temperature of 200°C (392F).

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