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Lemon-Thyme Chicken Legs

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Lemon-Thyme Chicken Legs
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 4
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Try chicken legs for a tasty change of pace. Grilled and glazed, these make a simple 30-minute main dish.
Updated Aug 4, 2011

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    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

590 Calories, 31g Total Fat, 59g Protein, 18g Total Carbohydrate, 18g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
590
Calories from Fat
280
Total Fat
31g
47%
Saturated Fat
8g
42%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
210mg
70%
Sodium
790mg
33%
Potassium
540mg
15%
Total Carbohydrate
18g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
18g
Protein
59g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
20%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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