BBQ Chili Drumsticks with Avocado & Tomato Salsa

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Serves: 4

These smoky drumsticks are perfectly complemented by the sweet, creamy avocado and tomato salsa. Serve them at your next barbeque – they’ll be gone before you know it!


8 chicken drumsticks
1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
1 tbsp (15 mL) cumin, ground
2 tsp (10 mL) chili powder
2 tsp (10 mL) brown sugar, packed
1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) salt
1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) pepper
1/2 cup (125 mL) cherry tomatoes, halved
1 avocado, peeled, diced
1/4 onion(s), diced
2 tbsp (30 mL) cilantro, fresh
2 tbsp (30 mL) lime juice


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.