- 4 tablespoons butter, divided
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
- 2 cups prepared barbecue sauce
- 3/4 cup apricot preserves
- 8 chicken drumsticks
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Line baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- Brush foil with 1 tablespoon melted butter.
- Arrange drumsticks in single layer and season with salt and pepper.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- While chicken is cooking, add remaining 3 tablespoons butter to medium saucepan, melt over medium heat.
- Add onion and cook for 5-8 minutes or until softened.
- Add garlic and cook for another minute. Add barbecue sauce and preserves.
- Bring to bubble, reduce heat to low, continue to cook for 10 minutes.
- Remove 1 cup of sauce and reserve for serving.
- After 20 minutes in oven, begin to baste drumsticks with sauce every 5 minutes until chicken is cooked through, approximately 40 minutes longer.
- Serve with reserved sauce for extra flavor.