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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Thursday Recipe - Grilled Chicken Legs

I found chicken drumsticks on sale the other day so of course I bought them. Since it's summer, I decided to fire up the grill and slap those puppies on the grill. The only decisions left were what seasonings and side dishes to serve with them. Cooking them outside had nothing to do with the fact that I was cleaning the oven at the time. It's so easy when you just have to push a single button and five hours later, your oven is magically clean. But it makes it hard to cook dinner.

Grilled Chicken Legs

12 drumsticks (about 4.5 - 5 lbs)
1 T. seasoned salt
1 t. grill seasoning

Sprinkle the seasonings over the chicken and let sit for 20-30 minutes. Heat up your grill (or set your broiler). Arrange the chicken over med-low heat, close the cover and let it cook for 15-20 minutes (broil on high for 15-20 minutes). Turn the chicken over and let it cook another 10-15 minutes until it's done (10 minutes or so under the broiler, for a total of about 25 minutes). If the skin is getting too charred, move it to the upper rack or turn the flame down. You want the legs to cook until they're a lovely brown on the outside and the meat is no longer pink. Move the legs off the grill, cover and let sit for another 5-10 minutes before serving.

For a summer picnic dinner, add potato salad or chips, green salad, and watermelon. A big glass of lemonade would finish it off nicely.