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Hot & Spicy Turkey Legs

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + marinating Bake: 1-1/2 hours


4 servings

Who doesn’t love turkey legs at a street fair? Why wait for the next fair when you can make incredible turkey legs at home? Grab the seasonings and begin! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Hot & Spicy Turkey Legs Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 turkey drumsticks (1-1/2 pounds each)
  • 2/3 cup Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, optional


  1. Divide drumsticks between 2 large bowls or shallow dishes. In a smaller bowl, whisk remaining ingredients until blended. Add 3/4 cup marinade to drumsticks, dividing evenly between the bowls. Turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°. Remove drumsticks from marinade to a foil-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan; discard marinade in bowls.
  3. Bake, covered, 45 minutes. Uncover; bake 45-60 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 175°, basting occasionally with reserved marinade.

Nutrition Facts

1 turkey drumstick: 937 calories, 50g fat (13g saturated fat), 343mg cholesterol, 587mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 113g protein.

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  • HEXA
    Oct 13, 2015

    These must have been good because I never got the chance to taste them! Iserved traditional turkey dinner, and to mix things up I also made a platter of these turkey legs. While everyone helped themselves, I spent a few minutes seeing to my guests needs, and by the time I got to the serving table they were gone, and people were raving about them! Next time I'll make sure to set one aside...

  • KristineChayes
    Oct 5, 2015

    This was a nice change of pace mid-week dinner and my family enjoyed it. The turkey drumsticks had a nice spicy flavor and were very tender. I will definitely be making these again.

  • toolbarsco
    Jun 13, 2014

    I made this recipe using chicken drumsticks and it was very, very tasty. The Louisiana hot sauce is what really makes it good. Will make this again and again.

  • pamdevone
    Jun 2, 2014

    These had a lot of flavor