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Grilled Chicken Leg Quarters

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Chicken leg quarters are not only juicy and delicious, they're super easy on the budget! These chicken leg quarters are marinated for about 4 hours, then they're grilled to perfection.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Marinate: 4 hours

Total Time: 5 hours, 10 minutes


  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • dash Tabasco sauce
  • 6 chicken leg quarters


In a large resealable food storage bag (plastic), combine the oil, vinegar, sugar, ketchup, onion, Worcestershire sauce, salt, garlic, and Tabasco. Add the chicken and turn to coat thoroughly. Seal the bag and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight, turning occasionally.

Pour marinade into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute.

Heat the grill to a medium-high heat, about 350° to 375°.

Grill chicken over indirect heat -- not directly over coals or gas burners -- turning frequently and basting with the reserved boiled marinade, for about 45 to 60 minutes. The chicken should be fork tender and juices will run clear. The temperature should register about 165 on an instant read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat but not touching bone.

Serves 6.

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 5 out of 5
Excellent marinade!, Member michaelah76

I made this a few weeks ago, and it was absolutely delicious!! The chicken had a nice, flavorful, crispy char on the outside, but was so moist and tender on the inside. I made a total of 13 leg quarters (had to make room in the freezer for other things) for my family of five, and there were NONE left! We're making this dish again tomorrow night, and I bet it'll be a hit again. Can't wait! The prep is ridiculously easy, along with the grilling, for a dish that tastes like it took a lot of work. I highly recommend this!

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