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Spicy Turkey Legs Recipe

Spicy Turkey Legs Recipe

Your guests are sure to get a kick out of these flavorful turkey legs. For less spicy flavor, reduce the amount of hot sauce and inject 1/2 ounce into each leg. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours YIELD:6 servings


  • 2/3 cup Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 5 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 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
  • 6 turkey drumsticks (1 pound each)


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the first 11 ingredients; set aside 1/4 cup for basting. Draw remaining marinade into a flavor injector. In several areas of each drumstick, inject a total of 2 tablespoons (or 1 oz.) of marinade into the meat while slowly pulling out the needle.
  • 2. Place drumsticks on a foil-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Cover and bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 45-55 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 180°, basting occasionally with reserved marinade. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe Note

Editor's Note: Flavor injectors can be found in the outdoor cooking section of your favorite home or cooking store or through numerous internet sources.

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SierraKitten User ID: 6759393 157841
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2012

"These are so goooood! I've made them twice now and they are a huge hit with my hubby! Just enough spice but, not enough to kill you, hehe!"

michaelao User ID: 2400534 136414
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2011

"this was great and plan to make it often"

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