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Easy Barbecue Chicken

Easy Barbecue Chicken

This easy barbecue chicken really is the best. This simple grilled chicken is fast, healthy and delicious. Tasty enough to serve to company and easy enough for a quick weekend meal you really can’t go wrong.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Marinating time 2 hours
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 servings


  • 2.25 lbs Chicken legs
  • 1 Tbs. Olive oil
  • 2 Tbs. Chili powder
  • 2 Tbs. Garlic powder
  • 1 t. Oregano
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • 1 Bay leaf crushed
  • ½ tsp. Black pepper
  • tsp. Cayenne pepper


  • Remove the skin from the chicken legs. Mix the chicken legs with the olive oil and all the spices. Let marinate in the refrigerator for at least two hours and up to overnight.
  • When you are ready to cook, preheat your grill for 5 or 10 minutes or until it reaches about 350°. If you have more than one burner on your grill turn one of them off to allow the chicken to cook indirectly.
  • Place chicken legs on grill and cook for about 20 - 25 minutes on each side or until internal thermometer reads 165°. They should be well cooked on the outside and pull apart easily with no pink whatsoever on the inside.
  • Serve with your favorite barbecue sauce.