Barbecued Chicken Legs Recipe
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Barbecued Chicken Legs Recipe

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"on a lazy sunny summer day, this chicken is the best ever," writes Agnes Gollan of Garfield Heights, Ohio. "We enjoy it with baked beans and watermelon." Try the zesty barbecue sauce on other grilled meats, too.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 chicken leg quarters
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon steak sauce
  • Dash hot pepper sauce

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 412 calories, 23g fat (5g saturated fat), 105mg cholesterol, 779mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0g fiber), 30g protein


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, brown chicken in oil. Transfer to an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, vinegar, steak sauce and hot pepper sauce; pour over chicken.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°-175°, basting every 15 minutes with sauce. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Oven-Barbecued Chicken in Cooking for 2 Summer 2005, p 33

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Reviewed May. 20, 2013

"Lucky us, we both enjoy sweet/sour chicken. Look fwd. to making soon. Thank you for sharing!!"

Reviewed Nov. 27, 2012

"My husband also loved the sauce (and I love that it's quick and uncomplicated.) Will definitely make this again."

Reviewed Oct. 3, 2012

"My husband loved the flavor of this sauce. It definitely has an acidic kick to it, and he loved the "sour" taste. We will definitely be making this again."

Reviewed Aug. 18, 2012

"I have used this recipe on chicken quarters, chicken legs and bone-in chicken thighs, because from the first time I made them every member raved about the flavor and they are so easy to make and easy to adjust the barbecue ingredients to number of servings."

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