Often Chicken Legs go on sale at my grocery store so I am always looking for new ways to prepare them. I often make them into Teriyaki Chicken Legs but wanted something different today. I found a recipe on Cooks.com that I have modified to be healthier and a little bit spicier. For the original recipe click here.
I found this sauce to be a nice spicy BBQ that went well with the chicken. Note that while you cook it with the skin on the chicken I recommend taking it off before eating because it will not crisp up because it cooks in the sauce. Also make sure to have a spoon handy to ladle the sauce on top of the chicken! If you don’t have legs you could always use thighs as well!
Spicy BBQ Chicken Legs: Serves 4-6
1 Large Onion – Finely Diced
2-3 Garlic Cloves – Minced
1TB Olive Oil
1C Chili Sauce (I used Heinz)
1TB Worcestershire Sauce
1tsp Celery Seed
1/2tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1/4C Brown Sugar – Packed
Pinch Cayenne Pepper
12 Chicken Legs
Salt & Pepper
In a large saute pan heat oil, onions and garlic over medium heat and cook for 4-5 minutes until translucent. Add the remaining ingredients through the cayenne pepper to the saute pan and bring up to a boil, once boiling reduce to a simmer and continue to cook for 10 minutes, stirring often.
While the sauce is cooking place the chicken in a 13×9 pan and sprinkle with salt & pepper. Once the sauce has finished cooking pour over the chicken and evenly distribute. Place in a 350° oven for 1 hour, flipping the chicken every 20 minutes.
Serve & Enjoy!
WW: 11 Points Plus / serving @ 4 servings
7 Points Plus / serving @ 6 servings