Nutrition Facts

Chipotle Turkey Drumsticks

grilled chipotle turkey leg
Cooks in 90 minutes
Serves 4




Backyard Boss


Turkey Smoke Team


  • 4 turkey legs
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp mango chutney
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 2 tbsp chipotle adobo sauce
  • Pinch salt and pepper
  • 1/4 c barbecue sauce
  • 2 tbsp mango chutney
  • 3-4 splashes chipotle hot sauce, to taste


Turkey Prep:

To prepare marinade, combine lime juice, oil, honey, chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, mango chutney, salt and pepper in blender or small food processor. Process until marinade is completely combined.

Place turkey drumsticks in large sealable bag and pour marinade over them. Press out air and seal bag tightly. Move drumsticks around in bag to distribute marinade and store in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Time to Grill:

When ready to grill, take drumsticks out of marinade letting excess marinade drip off. Discard marinade. Prepare to cook drumsticks on grill over indirect medium heat. Grill over indirect heat for 60 to 90 minutes, turning drumsticks every 20 to 30 minutes. Grill time will depend on size of drumsticks.

Prepare glaze by combining barbecue sauce, mango chutney and chipotle hot sauce. Brush onto turkey drumsticks during last 15 minutes of cook time. Cook drumsticks until juices run clear or internal temperature reaches 165°F. Serve warm off the grill.