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Chicken legs help!

Have a family pack of chicken legs, just wondering on the best way to do them, any suggestions? Everyone likes them different in my family so looking for a few ideas! Thanks :D

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  • I cook them like big chicken wings.  400 indirect, rub of 50/50 Plowboys Yardbird and turbinado sugar, about 30 minutes then baste with sauce of choice, 15 minutes longer and enjoy!
    Justin in Denton, TX
  • SpringramSpringram Posts: 430
    I use one of those dumaflachies (sp) that allows you to hang each leg. No need to turn each leg as it is cooking. Cannot think of the name of it or who makes it but someone on the forum may also use it and be more helpful.

    Springram
    Spring, Texas
    LBGE and Mini
  • ShiffShiff Posts: 1,707
    edited March 2014
    This is the type of rack @springram was talking about:

    http://www.amazon.com/King-Kooker-12WR-12-Slot-Poultry/dp/B00CJ6EU36/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1395691575&sr=8-2&keywords=chicken+racks

    This isn't the exact rack I use, but it looks about the same. I bought mine in a kitchen store locally.

    I also use this and find it is the best way to cook chicken legs. I cook them indirect at about 350 dome.  I put a home made rub (sesame seed based) on them under the skin.  A few minutes before they are ready, I paint on a little BBQ sauce.  Very popular cook at our house.
    Large BGE
    Barry, Lancaster, PA
  • grege345grege345 Posts: 3,515
    I just did some a week or two ago. Put a cornflake coating on it. Was delicious. They actually sell the corn flake crumbs in the grocery store. http://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1163098/spicy-corn-flake-drummies-w-cauliflower-steaks-pics#latest
    LBGE& SBGE———————————————•———————– Pennsylvania / poconos

  • tcampbelltcampbell Posts: 646
    I cook them all the time sometime indirect but most of the time raised direct 300/350 about a hour .
  • daffy1909daffy1909 Posts: 478
    Thanks everyone!!! I did them indirect at 400. Sauced them with famous Dave's sweet and zesty and my own BBQ sauce for the last 15 mins. Used some dizzy pig raging river rub! They turned out great!! Thanks for all the input! That's why I love this forum!! :)>-
  • SpringramSpringram Posts: 430
    @Shiff - that is the rack for sure. Thanks for being helpful. I was very lazy for not looking up the name of the rack.


    Springram
    Spring, Texas
    LBGE and Mini
  • EGG_DaddyEGG_Daddy Posts: 158
    Raised-direct.  400 degrees. Flip every ten minutes.  Sauce near the end.  I like mine nice and charred.  These are drummies.image

    Seattle. LBGE. Vikings. Beer. YETI 75. YETI Colster.

  • @EGG_Daddy those look awesome, what's the total time you cook them for? One thing I don't get is that everyone says you are supposed to cook to temp but with chicken wings/legs a lot of people go until texture/color looks good or a certain period of time passes.  How do you know if you are drying out the chicken?

    Steve
    Outside of Appleton, WI - MBGE, LBGE
  • daffy1909 said:
    Thanks everyone!!! I did them indirect at 400. Sauced them with famous Dave's sweet and zesty and my own BBQ sauce for the last 15 mins. Used some dizzy pig raging river rub! They turned out great!! Thanks for all the input! That's why I love this forum!! :)>-
    Glad they turned out.
    Justin in Denton, TX
  • Sometimes I cook mine raised indirect at 200 for several hours with lots of smoke...never disappoint
    Making the neighbors jealous in Pleasant Hill, Ia one cook at a time...
  • EGG_DaddyEGG_Daddy Posts: 158
    Around 40 minutes.  I have never checked the temp on any of my legs or wings.  Just the look.  My house prefers drumettes over legs.  Last time I was home I made wings 4 nights in a row.  They just kept getting better.  Also, try glazing them in a sweet chili and mayo mixture.  Season with whatever and glaze near the end.  

    The only time I dried them out was when...I did them indirect and I had a lot of grease buildup on my place setter.  The grease dripped down and increased them temp way too high.  They got away from me as I was downstairs playing darts.  Scorched 'em.  One roommate still loved them.  

    Good luck.  Lets see some pics in the future.  

    Seattle. LBGE. Vikings. Beer. YETI 75. YETI Colster.

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,734
    400 raised direct. Sauce the last 10 min. Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,347
    or one of those spiffy racks @Doc_Eggerton has... they work very well.
    Delta B.C. - Move over coffee, this is job for alcohol!
  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 5,160

    http://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1162868/legs-and-squash#latest

     

    As Siddy mentioned.  Bought at Ace Hardware.  I think the very best marinade for legs is Allegro Hot & Spicy.


    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,658
     BTW, i know this is a weird place to announce this but.... I'm gay.
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    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • jls9595jls9595 Posts: 1,528
     BTW, i know this is a weird place to announce this but.... I'm gay.
    imageimageimageimageimageimage
    In Manchester, TN
    Vol For Life!
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,658
    Ok. I had a party at the house tonight and one of the miscreants posted this on my computer.  I am pretty f*ckin' far from gay.  Not that I have any problem with anyone gay.  That said, it was obviously a good party.
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    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • 500500 Posts: 2,724
    It's OK.  Don't deny your true feelings.  Everyone is welcome here, no matter what ethnicity or sexual orientation they choose.  I like kittens.
    Large BGE; Midlothian, Virginia
    I like Pig Butts and I can not lie.
    "Barbecue is a journey, one meal at a time."
  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 4,729
    +1 to the chicken lollipops. Kids really enjoy those especially.
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,734
    Ok. I had a party at the house tonight and one of the miscreants posted this on my computer.  I am pretty f*ckin' far from gay.  Not that I have any problem with anyone gay.  That said, it was obviously a good party.

    Bet computer has a password now =))
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,658

    Mickey said:
    Ok. I had a party at the house tonight and one of the miscreants posted this on my computer.  I am pretty f*ckin' far from gay.  Not that I have any problem with anyone gay.  That said, it was obviously a good party.

    Bet computer has a password now =))
    Lesson learned.  I'm logging out of all my stuff during a party.  I thought it was pretty funny....was lucky to catch it, I was just locking up the shop and glanced at the screen.

    We boiled a sack of crawfish and I grilled scallops, pork tenderloin and prime sirloin steaks.   Had about bunch of friends over....I think I know exactly who hijacked my account...
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    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,347
    edited March 2014
    Do some chicken lollipops! French the ends, season, wrap in bacon and sauce the towards the end! 350F for approx 1-1/2 hours!image
    The fancy name is chicken lollipops, the Gun Barrel Saloon at Apex Ski Resort calls those Buzzard Balls. Always a favourite. 
    Delta B.C. - Move over coffee, this is job for alcohol!
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,734
    Turkey legs for lunch today. 400 raised direct.
    image
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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