Using a spoonful of deeply roasted coffee as part of a seasoning rub is more common with steaks or red meat, but the flavor of coffee teamed up with southwestern herbs and spices blend magically with the dark drumstick meat.


  1. To make slaw, mix mayonnaise, vinegar, 1 teaspoon brown sugar, and horseradish in large bowl. Add fennel, cabbage, carrot, radishes, and red onion. Toss to coat; cover and refrigerate until serving time. May be made up to 2 hours ahead or overnight.

  2. Heat grill to medium-high heat. Mix chili powder, coffee powder, and 1 tablespoon brown sugar. Rub dry mixture all over drumsticks.

  3. Place drumsticks on grill; cook 20 to 25 minutes, turning once or twice, until meat is no longer pink close to the bone. Cook to internal temp of 165°F.


Cut-up whole Just BARE® chicken or boneless thighs may be substituted for Chicken Drumsticks.

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


You can also bump up the amount of cumin and coriander, or use a pinch of ground allspice or red chile powder.