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Cooking Level: Intermediate

Home Town: Mc Keesport, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Leroy Township, Ohio, USA
Carrie C. is asking: (2 answers)
I am grilling chicken legs tonight...first time ever for legs! How long do I cook them? And how often should they be flipped?

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Last updated: Jun. 25, 2012 1:28 pm
Posted: Jun. 25, 2012 1:06 pm
Answered by: manella
Jun. 25, 2012 1:16 pm
hello,it depends how big they are,anywhere from 1/2 hour to about 40 min.flipping only once,if your not sure about the doneness pierce the legs in the thickest part, if the juices run clear they are done,when you turn them don't use a fork use tongs.Happy grilling.
Answered by: Kathy
Jun. 25, 2012 1:16 pm
Make sure you grill them VERY slowly. You want a fairly low fire, because otherwise you will see the legs on fire because of all the fat in the skin. You'll end up with black skin and under cooked chicken. I would plan on cooking them for 90 minutes on a low flame, turning them every 15 min or so. Check the internal temp after an hour or so with a meat thermometer to make sure you're not over cooking.
Jun. 25, 2012 1:28 pm
if you cook them with indirect heat, you won't have to babysit them as much. if you're cooking over direct heat, you have to keep your eye on them and put out the flare ups.either way at least 30-40 mins.
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