Homemade BBQ Chicken Legs


BBQ Chicken Recipe

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

Chicken legs


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.