This recipe works just as well with chicken wings, chicken thighs or whole legs.
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
12 bone-in skin-on chicken drumsticks
Preheat the oven to 300°F. Line sheet pan with parchment paper.
In a bowl, stir together salt, sugar, smoked paprika, granulated garlic and pepper. Sprinkle over chicken and rub to coat. Arrange chicken on a prepared sheet pan. Bake until skin is browned and dried and chicken is fork-tender, about two hours.
Grill Finish: Brush chicken with preferred BBQ sauce and transfer to greased grill on medium heat. Cook, flipping once, until charred, about three minutes per side.
Oven finishes: Increase oven temperature to 400F. Brush chicken with preferred BBQ sauce and return to oven. Bake until sauce is caramelized, about six to eight minutes.