Monday, June 13, 2011

Barbecue and Hot Sauce Chicken Legs




4 to 5 whole chicken legs or any parts you like ( boiled in a large pot water for 1/2 hour, save broth for another use) pre cook and cooled.

Marinade:
1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce (see below for recipe)
1/4 cup  chicken wings sauce ( I use Franks)
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and smoked paprika
2 teaspoons olive oil

Place chicken legs into marinade mix well and place in a container  for at least 3 hours or overnight.
When chicken is marinated, pre heat grill on high, then lower to medium. Place legs on the grill, cook chicken until crisp and brown, cutting to it with juices running clear.



Basic BBQ Sauce

1 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon mustard
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons black pepper

Mix all the above in a bowl, taste better made the day before and refrigerated, however you can use this right away. 

Or here is another alternative for you.... if you like a smoky flavor
Smoky BBQ Sauce
1 bottle chili sauce (12 ounces)
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon mustard
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoons vinegar
2 teaspoon liquid smoke

Again, mix it all up in a bowl and refrigerator overnight if possible.

27 comments:

Federica said...

Chicken is really tasty if cooked in this way. It's perfect for a barbeque with friends. Bye dear, have a great week

Melynda said...

If it ever warms up here or stops raining, I want to grill too!

StephenC said...

Well done. I don't grill anymore except with stovetop grill. Nonetheless you've done a swell job.

Lizzy said...

I just don't make enough bbq to satisfy the hubby...these would be great for our 4th of July cookout...yummy!

Drick said...

this method makes for a very moist chicken and combined with your sauce, must be pure BBQ heaven... like the wing sauce in there

Malli said...

Such an awesome BBQ sauce and chicken sounds delish:)

Belinda @zomppa said...

I'd LOVE some of this chicken!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I just adore chicken like this! I make it at home all the time and I like the tip on the other ingredts., besides the BBQ sauce.
Thank you for dropping by and visiting the girls and for your lovely comments...I didn't go to the Disney cruise, they did alone, they go to Orlando almost every year, the kids love it and they'll soon outgrow it too! I hope to go with the next year with hubby. Hugs. FABBY

FOODESSA said...

This sauce certainly has all the right ingredients to pack a heck of a punch...great cooking ;o)

Flavourful wishes,
Claudia

Lyndsey said...

Mmmmm...nothing better than chicken cooking on the grill. Par-boiling it make it easier to get the chicken done. Great sauce, and you can make it your way!

Kate@Diethood said...

Oh that smoky bbq sauce... oh my worrrd! That sounds really really good. I am definitely loving this!

Mary said...

This really looks delicious. It's the kind of dish I'd love to serve to family and friends. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Torviewtoronto said...

yummy bbq I haven't heard of liquid smoke thank you for introducing

Kathleen said...

Looks like some mighty good chicken!

Cookin' Canuck said...

This is the kind of dish I would make over and over again during the summer.

Elisabeth said...

OMG-I'm craving this exact chicken on the grill, with the favorite sauce of mine, that you have made.
I also use almost to the exact basic BBQ sauce, and appreciate that your shared the smoked paprika BBQ sauce, as well. All we nee is some nice cold potato salad, coleslaw and some nice cold beer! Yumm:D

Reeni said...

We have bees living in our grill so we I haven't been able to use it yet this year. Seeing your spicy grilled chicken is making me jealous!

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

Love me some BBQ chicken, perfect for the weekend. You know, I will be raising some chickens in my yard next year.

Joanne said...

I don't think you can ever go wrong when Frank's is involved! That sauce sounds delicious.

purabi naha said...

I haven't barbequed for ages. These colourful pics are tempting me now. I am drooling!

Anne said...

Claudia! This is good timing. I picked up some chicken legs today not knowing for sure what I would do with them. Now I know! These look fabulous! : )

Ann said...

Very interesting that your par boil the legs....it certainly saves on the grilling time...

Mzungu said...

Looks like a good recipe. Gonna give it a whirl soon.

Roz from 'la bella vita' said...

I could eat some of your Q'd chicken right now Claudia. Perfect for summer!

alana said...

I love a good homemade bbq sauce and that chicken looks great.

Sandra said...

Finger lickin good!

Magic of Spice said...

These look perfectly grilled...love the bbq sauces :)My boys always par boil chicken before grilling as well and they always come out wonderfully!