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BBQ Chili Drumsticks with Avocado & Tomato Salsa

These smoky drumsticks are perfectly complemented by the sweet, creamy avocado and tomato salsa. Serve them at your next barbecue–they’ll be gone before you know it!
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 20 min


8 chicken drumsticks
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp cumin, ground
2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp brown sugar, packed
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 avocado, peeled, diced
¼ onion(s), diced
2 tbsp cilantro, fresh
2 tbsp lime juice

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. Remove the skin from the chicken. Put the drumsticks in a medium bowl or plastic bag. Drizzle them with the olive oil and sprinkle in the ground cumin, chili powder, brown sugar, salt and pepper. Toss to coat.

  2. Preheat grill to medium heat. Grill the chicken, turning once, until fully cooked and browned – about 20 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into the chicken reads 165°F (74°C).

  3. While the chicken cooks prepare the fresh salsa. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and place in a medium size bowl. Peel and dice the avocado, dice the onion, mince the cilantro and gently combine all the fresh vegetables. Drizzle with fresh lime juice and toss again. Serve alongside the chicken.

Helpful Tip

For a complete meal, serve with black beans and rice. This seasoning rub is a snap to put together and it works well on all chicken cuts.

Nutrition Info

Per 200 g serving Amount
Protein22 g
Fat17 g
Saturated Fat3 g
Carbohydrate10 g
Fibre5 g
Sugar4 g
Cholesterol80 mg
Sodium410 mg
Per 200 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A15
Vitamin C25
Vitamin B632
Vitamin B1220