2 cups hot water
5 tablespoons kosher salt, divided
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 cups cold water
12 chicken drumsticks (3-1/2 to 4 pounds)
PAM® Grilling Spray
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
1 cup Hunt's® Sweet Mesquite Molasses BBQ Sauce
Pour hot water, 4 tablespoons salt and sugar into a deep container and stir until salt and sugar are dissolved; pour in cold water. Add chicken to brine, cover and refrigerate 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Spray cold grates of gas grill with grilling spray; preheat for indirect heat by turning one side of grill to high and leaving one side off.
Stir together remaining 1 tablespoon salt, paprika, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and cayenne pepper in small bowl. Drain chicken and pat dry with paper towels. Season chicken with spice mixture. Place chicken on cool side of grill, cover and cook until chicken is no longer pink (180°F), turning occasionally, 30 to 40 minutes.
Baste chicken with BBQ sauce, move to hot side of grill and cook for 2 minutes. Watch carefully to prevent burning. Serve with additional sauce, if desired.
Grilled BBQ Chicken Drumsticks
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