Simply seasoned with spice rub and basted on the grill, these BBQ Grilled Chicken Leg Quarters are a juicy & delicious addition to any cookout! Brush on some of your favorite barbecue sauce for a perfectly sticky and smoky summer dinner.
Course Main Course
Keyword chicken leg quarters, grilled chicken, grilled chicken leg quarters
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 45minutes
Resting Time 3hours
Total Time 1hour
4chicken leg quarters
1 teaspoonsmoked paprika
1/4 teaspoononion powder
1/2cupapple cider vinegar
Combine the dry rub ingredients in a small bowl. Rub the chicken leg quarters all over and under the skin. Bring the chicken to room temperature, about 2 hours.
Heat a gas or charcoal grill to 500 degrees F. Combine basting sauce ingredients in a medium bowl. and set aside
Place the chicken in the middle of the grill. Turn off the middle burner and lower the heat on the outer burners, bringing the temperature to about 350 degrees F. Baste the chicken on top, then close the grill lid and allow to cook for 10-12 minutes.
Turn the chicken over and baste again. Repeat this step 2 more times, about every 10-12 minutes for a total of 45 minutes. Check the temperature of the chicken with a meat thermometer. It should read 155-165 degrees F.
Baste both sides of the chicken with barbecue sauce, then close the lid and allow to cook another 5-8 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165-170 degrees F.
Remove chicken from grill and allow it to rest at least 5 minutes before serving. Feel free to brush more barbecue sauce on top before serving.