This heady and very hot spice blend is the basis for all Ethiopian cooking. Like Indian curry, Berbere spice mixtures can be unique to families, but often feature cloves, cayenne, ginger, cumin, turmeric, and cinnamon.


  1. Heat grill to medium-high heat. Mix all dry spices in small bowl. Rub grated ginger over drumsticks, then generously sprinkle with spice blend. Let stand about 30 minutes, if you have time.

  2. Blanch asparagus in salted water just until bright green and crisp-tender. Drain; rinse with cool water. Place in medium bowl; drizzle with peanut sauce and sprinkle with peanuts.

  3. Place drumsticks on grill; cook 20 to 30 minutes, turning once, until no longer pink near bone (165°F internally). Serve with asparagus slaw.


Just BARE® Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs or Breasts may be substituted for Just BARE® Chicken Drumsticks.

Nutritional values may change if you choose to substitute another chicken product.


*You may also use freshly-ground smoked peppercorns found at well-stocked markets. Feel free to adjust heat level depending on how much pepper or chile you add.