Chicken Drum Sticks
Gateway Drum Smokers
Gettin' Basted outdoes themself with this juicy chicken recipe that is every bit as good as a chicken thigh with a fraction of the work!
When you plan on exposing this delicate and quick cooking meat to a dry method of cooking such as an open flame it is a good idea to brine your bird because it adds flavor and moisture.
For the brine, mix your salt, brown sugar, and 2 cups of water over low heat until dissolved.
Add this mixture to the ice and cold water in a separate bowl, stir together and then dump your chicken in it straight from the package to soak for 2 hours.
After 2 hours, drain off the brine, rinse, and dry the drum sticks with paper towels.
Generously season your chicken with Sweet & Savory Seasoning on both sides, ending with the skin side up for presentation.
Heat up your Gateway Drum to 325ºF and place the chicken over the direct flame with presentation side up being careful not to smear the rub and close the lid.
After 30 minutes, flip the chicken over and place the lid back on.
After another 30 minutes, take your chicken off the Gateway and bring them in for a rest.
Heat up the Original BBQ Sauce in a saucepan and then pour it into a glass.
Grab the legs by the end, dunk them one at a time in the sauce and place them directly on a rack.
Place the rack back in the Gateway for 5 minutes to lightly set the sauce.
Remove from the heat and enjoy the explosion of juicy flavor!