Apple Chicken Legs

Apple Chicken Legs
Servings: 6 Prep 5 mins Chill 1 hr Grill 30 mins to 35 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 can (6 ounces) apple juice concentrate
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon coarse (kosher) salt
  • 6 whole chicken legs, with or without skin

Make It

1. Stir together apple juice concentrate, cider vinegar, cayenne, cinnamon and salt in nonmetallic bowl or heavy-duty sealable plastic food-storage bag. Add chicken legs and toss to coat. Cover or seal bag and refrigerate to marinate for 1 hour.

2. Lightly brush grill rack with vegetable oil. Then prepare grill with low-heat coals, or heat gas grill.*

3. Remove chicken from marinade. Grill, uncovered, for 5 minutes on each side, coating with more marinade. Cover grill; cook 5 minutes per side, coating with marinade. Uncover and continue grilling, turning every 5 minutes, until instant-read thermometer stuck into thickest part of thigh registers 170 degrees F, about 10 to 15 minutes more. Do not continue basting during last period of cooking unless you boil marinade at least 3 minutes first.

Note

*Oven method:
  • Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat broiler-pan rack with nonstick cooking spray. Place chicken on rack. Cook 15 minutes. Turn over; baste; cook 15 minutes. Turn over; baste; cook 10 minutes, until internal temperature registers 170*Oven method: Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat broiler-pan rack with nonstick cooking spray. Place chicken on rack. Cook 15 minutes. Turn over; baste; cook 15 minutes. Turn over; baste; cook 10 minutes, until internal temperature registers 170 degrees F. Do not baste marinade during last 10 minutes of cooking unless you boil marinade at least 3 minutes first.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 291, Fat, total (g): 16, chol. (mg): 105, sat. fat (g): 4, carb. (g): 6, fiber (g): , pro. (g): 30, sodium (mg): 636, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.