Grilled Taco Chicken Drumsticks

Try this easy twist on grilled chicken drumsticks—seasoned with taco seasoning and served with a taco ranch dipping sauce. Get your chicken on!
Prep 15 Minutes
Total Time 1 Hours
Servings 12

Ingredient List

  • 2 packets (.85 oz) Old El Paso™ Chicken Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1 tablespoon (from 1-oz package) ranch dip mix
  • 1 container (16 oz) sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons sliced green onions
  • 12 chicken drumsticks
Recipe Continues Below


  1. Heat gas or charcoal grill.
  2. In small bowl, mix 1 tablespoon of the taco seasoning mix, the ranch dip mix, sour cream and 2 tablespoons of the green onions; stir to completely blend. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Rub drumsticks with remaining taco seasoning mix (from both packages). Place chicken on grill over medium heat (350°F to 400°F); cover grill. Cook 30 to 40 minutes, turning every 6 to 7 minutes, until juice of chicken is clear when thickest part is cut to bone (at least 165°F). Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
  4. Garnish drumsticks with remaining tablespoon of green onions; serve with dressing.

Expert Tips

  • If legs are browning too quickly, lower heat and grill until internal temperature is reached.
  • Want a little spice? Serve with your favorite hot sauce.


  • 1 Serving Calories 200 (Calories from Fat 120);  Total Fat 13g (Saturated Fat 6g ,Trans Fat 0g);  Cholesterol 100mg;  Sodium 450mg;  Potassium 190mg;  Total Carbohydrate 5g (Dietary Fiber 0g ,Sugars 2g);  Protein 17g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 4%;  Vitamin C 0%;  Calcium 6%;  Iron 8%
  • Exchanges: 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;  2 Very Lean Meat;  2 1/2 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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