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Lemon-Thyme Chicken Legs

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

  • 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 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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