When there is a steal at the meat counter at my local grocery store, I’m there. This past week, the deal of the week in my humble opinion was on chicken legs. They were priced well at $.99 per pound. I was able to get 8 nice legs for less than $2.50. Best part? My kids attack chicken legs any way you fix ’em. Fried, baked, smoked (my fave) or grilled. Sure, we raise pigs… but we’re equal opportunity meat enthusiasts and we enjoy all kinds of meat.
The recipe I’m sharing today is for Speedy BBQ Chicken Legs. These can be prepared on the grill pretty quickly after a simple rub is put on. Once the chicken legs are grilled and cooked throughout, I baste them with sweet barbecue sauce and serve them right up. They are juicy and smoky, and the rub contains sugar, which caramelizes during the grilling time and also chars a bit, which is even more delicious!
Can I just put something out there… it is my personal belief (correct me if I am wrong)
Something yielding smoked flavor = ‘smoky’ (not smokey… unless you are a Bear here to teach my children about wildfire prevention.)
Expensive booze in my house = ‘whiskey’ (not whisky unless it is from Scotland or Ireland, maybe? Again, if you are in my house, it is whiskey from the good ol’ U.S. of A.)
Ahhhh, I feel much better. (I’ve seen lots of interesting restaurant menus lately.)
I’ve got some fun food contests coming up and contrary to popular belief (yes I’m still in self imposed contest-retirement), I’m not entering any of them… I’m judging! More on this later… there’s work to be done.
Post-on-the-way… we brought some of our show pigs home, and since they didn’t want to share the spotlight with “chicken legs”, they’ll get a post of their own.