Intimidated by grilling with charcoal? Don’t be! Here’s our guide: 5 steps for making perfectly charcoal grilled chicken legs. Originally shared in 2015.
5 Steps to Perfectly Charcoal Grilled Chicken Legs
Grilled Chicken Legs
- Chicken Legs
- Marinade OR BBQ Sauce
When we marinate we pretty much stick with soy sauce because it only takes 20 minutes to soak in. When using BBQ sauce, there is no need to marinate the chicken. That’s the technique we are demonstrating today.
Setting up the charcoal grill
We are utilizing indirect heating for the most part so only place your charcoal briquettes on one side of the grill.
Step 1: Sear Chicken
Step 2: Cook Indirectly
I’m sure we’ve all had chicken that is charred on the outside and undercooked on the inside. Learning how to cook indirectly prevents this from happening (remember, I don’t grill. So these tips are all from my husband).
Step 3: Smoke
Step 4: Grill
Step 5: Brush with Sauce