Grilled Chicken Legs (Drumsticks)

Six seasoned chicken drumsticks on a charcoal grill.

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These grilled chicken drumsticks are a must-try recipe for grilling season. They're super juicy with crispy roasted skin and are coated in the most delicious smoky dry rub. And it's easy to make them turn out perfect every time!


6 chicken legs, skin-on, bone-in

1 1/2 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Combine spices in a bowl. 
  2. Brush the chicken legs with olive oil. Sprinkle the spices over the chicken and gently rub them into the chicken, including under the skin.
  3. Preheat your charcoal grill or gas grill. 
  4. Place the chicken onto the griddle and cook for 25-30 minutes, turning every 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the temperature reaches 185°F. 
  5. Serve chicken warm with salad, potatoes, or roasted veggies.


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