Lemon-Thyme Chicken Legs

Try chicken legs for a tasty change of pace. Grilled and glazed, these make a simple 30-minute main dish.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4

1/4
cup honey
1
tablespoon grated lemon peel
1
tablespoon lemon juice
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2
teaspoon pepper
8
chicken legs (about 2 1/2 lb)
Lemon wedges

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In small bowl, mix honey, lemon peel, lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, the thyme and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper; set aside.
  • 2 Sprinkle chicken legs with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place chicken on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 16 to 20 minutes, turning once, until juice of chicken is clear when thickest part is cut to bone (at least 165°F). Brush chicken legs generously with lemon-honey sauce, turning to coat evenly. Cover grill; cook 1 to 2 minutes longer on each side or until glaze is hot and bubbly.
  • 3 Place chicken on serving platter. Garnish with lemon wedges.

Expert Tips

The lemon-honey sauce would also be great on other chicken pieces. Prepare as directed, adjusting the grilling time as needed; grill smaller pieces 10 to 15 minutes and larger pieces 20 to 40 minutes. Check doneness with a meat thermometer inserted into the center of the meat, not touching bone; when done, it should read at least 165°F. Be sure to grill the chicken until it is completely cooked before brushing with the sauce.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
590
(
Calories from Fat
280),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
31g
31%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
210mg
210%;
Sodium
790mg
790%;
Total Carbohydrate
18g
18%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
18g
18%
),
Protein
59g
59%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 8 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.