Easy BBQ Chicken Legs

Steph Wagner

June 20, 2013

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Easy BBQ Chicken Legs


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Okay, okay. It’s all my fault for posting a super enticing picture on Facebook and Instagram of the dinner I made our LifeGroup last night….and then not telling you how to do it. How….rude.

So here it is. My redemption post including recipe. Once you see how easy this was you’ll forgive me for making you wait a day. Won’t you??

I used chicken drumsticks mostly because I am biased to them. The husband felt the same…so all drumsticks for us. You could do the same with wings, breast, legs or all of the above. It’s a great meal to make for a large group!

For low-sugar barbecue sauce I always look for whatever I can get with the lowest amount of sugar. Bonus on this meal- you don’t need any extra sauce, so you’ll only get what you’ve basted on the chicken. This recipe I used an Aldi Brand, which is great for price too!



Easy BBQ Chicken Legs | Bariatric Surgery Recipes | FoodCoach.Me

Easy BBQ Chicken Legs

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Oven Baked
Servings: 4
Calories: 217kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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  • 1 lb chicken drumsticks
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce lowest sugar available
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  • Preheat broiler and line a rimmed cookie sheet with foil.
  • Season drumsticks with salt and pepper and place on cookie sheet.
  • Broil 4 inches from heat for about 10 minutes per side.
  • Baste the chicken with bbq sauce and broil 5 more minutes. Transfer to a serving platter, allow to cool off slightly. Remove skin before consuming, Baste again lightly with sauce if desired.


Serving: 3oz | Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 783mg | Potassium: 188mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 36IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
Easy BBQ Chicken Legs
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 217 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 783mg34%
Potassium 188mg5%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 36IU1%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

7 thoughts on “Easy BBQ Chicken Legs”

  1. I can’t tell Steph, is the bbq sauce 6 or 8grams of sugar per 2 tbsp?

  2. This looks delicious. I promptly went to the fridge to check my favorite sauce. Author Bryant’s (which is also corn syrup free) only has 1g of sugar. Yay! Making this soon! Thank you, Steph!

  3. I’ve been looking for a great recipe that’s easy because I get off late I tried this one and my family loves it thank u so much for sharing

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