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peach whiskey glaze

The Best Peach Whiskey Glaze Chicken Recipe

  • Author: The Cabin Diary


  • 1 tray of chicken drumsticks (~14 drumsticks)


For the Marinade:


  • 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 tbsp of paprika
  • 1 ½ tsp of cayenne
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 2 tbsp of minced garlic
  • Salt & pepper to taste


For the Glaze:


  • 2 medium-sized peaches
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup peach or apricot jam
  • 3 tbsp whiskey
  • 3 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp sambal chili paste


Step 1:

Whisk the marinade ingredients in a bowl.


Step 2:

Coat chicken drumsticks with marinade, including reaching under the skin.


Step 3: 

Marinade for at least 1 hour. (For best results, marinade overnight.)


Step 4:

Pre-heat the grill.


Step 5:

Prepare the glaze. Remove the pit from fresh peaches and blend peaches in a blender to a silky smooth consistency.


Step 6:

In a small saucepan on medium high heat, pour in the peach juice, ketchup, brown sugar, maple syrup, and jam. Whisk together until smooth  in the saucepan.


Step 7:

Add remaining ingredients (whiskey, hoisin sauce, apple cider vinegar, and chili paste) Bring to a low boil.


Step 8:

Turn off the heat and allow the glaze to reduce on the stove top for 6 minutes.


Step 9:

Grill the marinated chicken for about 30 minutes.


Step 10:

Using a pastry brush, generously brush about half of the glaze onto each drumstick


Step 11:

Cook for 5 minutes on the grill.


Step 12:

Brush the rest of the glaze on the drumsticks.


Step 13:

Enjoy finger-licking good grilled chicken drumsticks with a peach whiskey glaze!