grilled chicken legs

Grilled Chicken Legs

Make perfectly charred on the outside, moist on the inside grilled chicken legs with this super simple recipe! 

Prep: 10 minutesCook: 20 minutesTotal: 30 minutes
Fat 7 Carbs 7 Protein 21
Yield 4 1x


  • 1 lb. chicken legs (~6 legs)
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • Optional: 1/2 cup bbq sauce, for serving


  1. Preheat grill to 425ºF.
  2. Then, prepare chicken dry rub by mixing together all of the spices in a small bowl. You should get around 4.5 tablespoons of dry rub.
  3. Prep chicken legs (leave the skin on) by fully coating each leg with 1-2 teaspoons of dry rub. Use your hands to pat the spices into each part of the leg and make sure that every part is fully coated. You may have leftover dry rub. This is okay! Store it in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
  4. Spray your grill grates with nonstick cooking spray (or rub with olive oil) and then grill chicken legs over direct heat at 425ºF (medium-high heat) for around 15-20 minutes or until the legs have reached an internal temp of 160ºF – 165ºF. Rotate the legs every 5 minutes.
  5. Remove chicken legs from the grill and let rest for 5 minutes before eating.
  6. Eat chicken legs as is or rub them with bbq sauce.

Tips & Notes

  • Don’t skimp on the dry rub. It’s what makes these legs crunchy and delicious!

Watch It

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 lb. chicken Calories: 182 Sugar: 2 Fat: 7 Carbohydrates: 7 Fiber: 1 Protein: 21
Author: Lee HershCategory: DinnerMethod: GrillCuisine: AmericanDiet: Gluten Free

Keywords: grilled chicken legs

Blueberry Flax Superfood Smoothie in a Cup

5 Secrets to Healthy & Delicious Smoothies

Our best tips & recipes to perfectly sublime smoothies!