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Grilled Chicken Legs

These Grilled Chicken Legs are a super easy summer main dish on the barbecue or indoor grill! Tender and juicy, with a simple marinade!
Course Chicken, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine Barbecue, BBQ, Chicken, Grilling, Healthy, Summer
Keyword Grilled Chicken Legs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Marinating Time 20 minutes
Total Time 57 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 353kcal
Author Chrissie


  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 4 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 8 chicken legs bone-in, skin-on


  • Add the wine, oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic and paprika to a shallow baking dish or container and whisk well to combine.
  • Add the chicken legs (trim any excess fat first) skin-side down and spoon some marinade over them. Cover, and refrigerate for 20 minutes to 2 hours.
  • Preheat your grill to medium-high and once the grill is hot, add the chicken legs skin-side down.
  • Grill for about 11 minutes per side, or until they've reached a golden brown with grill marks. Test the internal temperature to be sure it's 74 degrees Celsius (165 Fahrenheit) before removing from the grill.
  • Let the chicken rest for about 5 minutes before enjoying (cover loosely with foil while resting).


Serving: 1chicken leg | Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 400mg | Potassium: 294mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 186IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg