Grilled BBQ Chicken Legs Recipe

by Alice Currah on June 25, 2014


I have nothing really profound to say other than Happy Summer to you.  I hope you’re enjoying the warmer temperatures and taking advantage of all the wonderful seasonal berries, fruit, and vegetables I see gracing farmers markets and grocery stores.  I’m trying my best at keeping my sanity as I referee my kids between sibling squabbles and intentionally ignoring them to sometimes work it out for themselves.  Abbi is turning 13 this Saturday, and I find myself in denial about how she is, in fact, her own person.  I watched her for the first time at the park, leave our family table to go “hang out” with a group of friends which in the past has only been girls, and now was girls and boys transitioning from opposite gender awkwardness to the cusp of post-puberty maturity that I am still shaking my head about.  When I asked Abbi if she was hungry, she politely declined while not making eye contact. Still processing this.

What I do have for you today is an easy recipe for grilled bbq chicken legs – one of Abbi’s favorite dishes we will be making again for her 13th birthday this Saturday at the beach.  I find dark meat to be more flavorful to begin with, and with the help of brining the meat overnight, par baking it in the oven,  and finishing it off with our favorite bbq sauce, this is a definite crowd favorite. And seriously, the drumstick is every kid’s favorite part of the chicken.

As I come to terms with parenting a teenager, I remind myself what a pain in the butt I was at her age. I find there is grace for the both of us.  And at the very least, we can come together to celebrate her birthday with her favorite foods, which includes these chicken legs.

Easy Grilled BBQ Chicken Legs Recipe
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Serves: 12-16
  • Water
  • Ice cubes
  • Kosher salt
  • Sugar
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Chicken drumsticks
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • barbeque sauce
  1. For the full recipe, please see Alice’s PBS Parents column here.


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Fuktutredning July 3, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Interesting to see … thank you it’s well done :)


shawn July 14, 2014 at 7:01 pm

Enjoy every single moment!
My one an only is starting her 1st year of college in 40 days :) Hence, the “I haven’t blogged in almost a year”!


P.S. Happy Belated Birthday to Abbi!


wine July 17, 2014 at 7:41 am

Wow it looks so gorgeous and yummy.Dying to test it. I will try it at my home.


Suki F July 18, 2014 at 10:35 pm

I just found what I’m going to make for dinner tomorrow!


Jeff @ July 31, 2014 at 4:51 am

Happy summer to you too Alice! Summer is here and it’s time to take out my trusty grill and start grilling BBQ chicken legs.


invity August 1, 2014 at 4:59 am

Wow.. Yummy.. I love Chicken very much.. Thanks for sharing this Recepies..


Commercial cleaning Wimbledon August 1, 2014 at 5:14 am

Yummy, love chicken legs on BBQ.


Candied Nuts August 7, 2014 at 8:06 am

Wow this look amazing. I am big fan of BBQ chicken. Thanks for this lip-smacking recipe. Love this post.


Wholesale sterling rings August 11, 2014 at 12:40 am

Awesome post, thanks for sharing this post..i feel it should be yummy..


3d animation training chennai August 11, 2014 at 12:43 am

Nice receipe, the tips are very useful to all.. cheers for sharing this post


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