Homemade BBQ Chicken Legs
The best part about this BBQ Chicken recipe – it’s hard to mess up! You can choose to use more or less of any ingredient depending on your specific taste preferences. Have fun by adding your own twist!
Brown sugar – 1/4 cup
Worcestershire sauce – 2 teaspoons
Yellow mustard – 2 teaspoons
Heinz 57 – 2 tablespoons
Kosher Salt – 2 teaspoons
Black pepper – 1 teaspoon
Old Bay seasoning – 1 teaspoon
Paprika – 1 teaspoon
Molasses – 1 tablespoon
Apple butter – 4 tablespoons
Apple juice – 2 teaspoons per chicken leg
Hot sauce – To taste
In a mixing bowl, start with a handful of brown sugar.
Add Worcestershire sauce to dissolve brown sugar. Stir until it fully dissolves.
Stir in yellow mustard and Heinz 57 to taste.
Add some molasses to thicken up the sauce.
If so desired, add apple butter to remove some of the tartness.
Add hot sauce in mixture to taste.
Rub chicken legs with kosher salt (it sticks to meat better), black pepper, Old Bay seasoning, and paprika (for color and crispy skin)
Inject apple juice into chicken legs before grilling.
Heat grill to about 250°, and place chicken legs on grill. Continue cooking the chicken, turning frequently.
About 10-15 minutes before they are done, inject apple juice again.
Brush sauce on chicken legs to cover them, or dip them into sauce completely covering them.
Finish cooking on grill to heat sauce. Internal temperature of chicken should be 165°. Then remove from grill.
Let chicken legs rest 10-15 minutes for best taste.