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Grilled BBQ Chicken Legs

November 30, 2018

Grilled BBQ Chicken Legs

Here’s a twist on a classic favorite—BBQ chicken legs! Brining your chicken before you cook it helps give it more flavor and it helps keep the chicken extra juicy!

Simple Chicken/Pork Brine

Yield: 8 cups


  • 6 cups of water
  • ½ cup salt
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbl black pepper
  • 4 whole garlic cloves, smashed

Bring all ingredients to boil in a pot. Allow to cool before use. Discard after using. Can be kept up to a month in the refrigerator BEFORE use.

Grilled BBQ Chicken Legs

Yield: 4 servings


  • 4 chicken legs (leg/thigh quarters work too)
  • 1 recipe Simple Chicken/Pork Brine
  • 2 cups of your favorite BBQ sauce
  • 2 tbl honey
  • 1 tbl lemon juice
  • 2 tbl canola oil
  • 1 cup water


  • Cast iron pan
  • Grill grate
  • Tongs
  • Foil

Brine the chicken for up to 2 hours. Heat the grill grate and cast-iron pan over the fire. Pour the oil in the pan and heat. Add the chicken and add water. Cover with foil and cook chicken for 20-25 minutes or until done. Remove chicken from pan and carefully empty ¾ of the water. Add the honey, lemon juice and BBQ sauce and combine. Add chicken and cook again for 10-15 minutes until sauce thickens a little. Remove chicken and grill until lightly charred. Serve!