Cast Iron BBQ Chicken Legs

Serves 4.
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Helpful Equipment:

cast iron skillet

If you don’t have a grill, you can still make excellent cast iron BBQ chicken legs with a homemade BBQ sauce glaze.


2 pounds chicken legs (or any chicken pieces really)
Vegetable oil

Simple Confidence BBQ Sauce:

1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons bourbon
3 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon chili powder
Pinch of salt


1) For BBQ sauce, stir together ingredients in a small pot over medium heat. Let that reduce for 10-15 minutes and stir occasionally to make sure it isn’t burning. It’s okay if sauce is still a bit on the thin side after this as it will cook more on the chicken.

2) To start the chicken, heat cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add a drizzle of oil and sear your chicken legs for 5-6 minutes until they are browned.

3) Coat chicken in a nice layer of the BBQ sauce and cook in a preheated 400 degree Fahrenheit oven (just transfer cast iron from stovetop to oven) for 15-20 minutes until chicken is cooked through.

4) Baste chicken again with sauce five minutes before they are done and serve them immediately with some extra sauce on the side. I like to serve these with veggies and maybe roasted potatoes!