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BBQ Chicken Legs

These juicy chicken legs are a quick fix and perfect for a party. They are easy to grill up and slather with barbecue sauce. This is an economical choice for a party if you can purchase the chicken on sale. We like this alternative to smoking chicken legs sometimes, to save time.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 8 chicken legs
Author: Cristen


  • 8 chicken legs bone-in, skin on
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar packed
  • 1 TBSP Seasoned Salt
  • 1/3 cup barbecue sauce any flavor of choice


  • Preheat grill to medium high heat (400 degrees).
  • Wash chicken legs if needed, pat dry with paper towels.
  • Combine brown sugar and seasoned salt. Rub over chicken liberally. Depending on your salt-taste, you may want to sprinkle an additional bit of seasoned salt on the legs after you've pressed the rub into them.
  • Place legs on the grill. Close grill lid. Check legs every 5 minutes, rotating each time. Legs are fully cooked when meat (thickest portion and throughout) registers 160 degrees F with an instant read thermometer. This usually takes about 15-20 minutes, but depending on your grill, the weather, the size of the chicken legs, etc. this time can vary.
  • When chicken is cooked throughout, remove legs to a platter, brush with BBQ Sauce and serve immediately. Makes 8 legs.