How to Grill Crispy Chicken Legs and Thighs

By Corinna Ricard-Farzan

You may have tasted crispy chicken legs and thighs at a restaurant and now want to make them at home. Chicken is one of the simpler meats to cook and there are several ways of preparing the poultry. Unless you are a seasoned chef, however, you will need to follow some guidelines in order to achieve success with you crispy chicken.

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Step 1

Mix the salt, pepper, oil and lemon in a bowl.

Step 2

Dip the chicken legs and thighs in your olive oil mixture and rub the mixture into the chicken, getting under the skin as much as possible.

Step 3

Grease your grill with vegetable oil using a cloth to spread it. Turn the grill to the highest temperature, allowing it at least 10 minutes to preheat.

Step 4

Put the chicken legs and thighs on the hot grill. Cook on high for about five minutes then turn the chicken over and cook for another five minutes.

Step 5

Turn the grill to low, place the cover on and cook the chicken for another 25 to 30 minutes or until browned and crispy.