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Best Ninja Foodi Grill Chicken Drumsticks

  • Author: RecipeTeacher
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 8 drumsticks


These mouthwatering chicken legs cook to absolute perfection on your Ninja Foodi Grill. Loaded with delicious BBQ seasoning rub, they’re crispy on the outside and unbelievably juicy on the inside.


  • 8 chicken drumsticks (fresh, skin-on)
  • 1 tbs vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1.5 tsp coarse salt
  • 1.5 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder


  1. Set Ninja Foodi Grill on medium grill setting and time for 22 minutes. Press start and the preheating stage will begin which will take about 10 minutes.
  2. While grill is preheating mix all dry ingredients in a small bowl.
  3. Add chicken drumsticks to a gallon-sized zip-top bag and add vegetable oil. Coat the chicken well.
  4. Add the seasoning mix to the bag, close top, and shake to get all the chicken well coated.
  5. When grill indicates to add food, add the drumsticks in a single layer, spaced slightly apart if possible. Close lid and timer will begin counting down.
  6. At the halfway mark (11 minutes), open lid and turn the chicken drumsticks over. Close lid and let resume cooking until time is complete.
  7. When grilling time is complete, use a food thermometer to check internal temp of chicken. Chicken drumsticks should be a minimum internal temp of 165°F, but will likely be 180°F – 200°F, which is ideal.
  8. Remove chicken to a plate and let rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 22 min
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Ninja Foodi Grill
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Ninja Foodi Grill Chicken Drumsticks