Perfect for your summer barbeques and backyard parties, these easy and flavourful grilled BBQ chicken legs will be an instant favourite you’ll come back to all summer long.

Servings          7-10

Prep                30 minutes

Cook               45 minutes


·         30 chicken legs

·         1 1⁄2 cups water

·         3 cups apple cider vinegar

·         1⁄2 cup olive oil

·         1⁄4 cup salt (Kosher Salt is best) or 1⁄4 cup seasoning salt

·         1⁄2 cup sugar

·         1⁄3 cup mccormick’s steak seasoning

·         2 tablespoons pepper

·         5 -6 fresh garlic cloves

·         3 -4 sprigs rosemary, stripped from stem

·         barbeque sauce


  • Mix all brine/marinade ingredients in a large bowl and then separate into zip lock bags and add chicken.


  • Chill and marinade for at least 4 hours or more (I usually brine mine for 12 hours).


  • Grill chicken on a well-oiled grill until browned on all sides, turning only once, about 15 to 20 mins each side. (A good indicator that legs are being cooked well in the inside is by observing blood seeping out from the top of the legs).


  • Since all grills run at different temperatures, (if possible) make sure that grill is covered first and allowed to raise to 400 degrees before uncovering the grill, oiling the racks, and placing the legs onto the grill. This will help your grilling off to a great start.


  • Depending on your environment, grill your chicken without the cover as the sudden increase in heat can turn your legs to charcoal.


  • Towards the end of your grilling (5-10 mins) liberally spread a BBQ of your choice (I like “Sweet Baby Ray’s”) on to one side of the chicken. And then (if possible) place chicken legs on a top rack for indirect heat with the BBQ side of the leg down and the none BBQed side up.


  • Spread the other side with BBQ now and let the BBQ really caramelize onto the legs for 5-10mins on indirect heat. (if you don’t have a top rack, just reduce this time to 3 to 5mins).


  • Now take the legs off the grill and Wah-Lah! You’ve just made some amazing BBQed legs. Bon Appetite!

*All grills have hot spots so be mindful of these spots and switch your chicken around the grill as not to completely char them.

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