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Cajun-style Barbecue Chicken Legs

4 servings


Dairy Free Gluten Free No Added Sugars

Nutritional Facts Per Serving

42.8 g
0.3 g
0.1 g
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Nutritional Facts

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
  • Calories 565
  • Fat 42.5 g
    • Saturated   10.8 g
    • + Trans 
  • Cholesterol 190 mg
  • Sodium   207 mg
  • Carbohydrate 0.3 g
    • Fibre   0.1 g
    • Sugars  
  • Protein 42.8 g
    • Vitamin A 14 %
    • Vitamin C 0 %
    • Calcium 2 %
    • Iron 14 %


Heat barbecue to medium-high. Place the chicken, oil and Cajun spice in a bowl and toss to coat the chicken. Season the chicken with salt, if needed. Turn the heat off on one side of the barbecue. Place chicken, skin-side up, on that side of barbecue. Close the lid and cook the chicken until cooked through, about 35 minutes, or until the temperature in the deepest part of the thigh registers 170 degrees F on an instant read meat thermometer. When done, to enhance its colour, set the chicken skin-side down on the hot side of the barbecue and cook 1 or 2 minutes more (do not let it burn).

Note: Cajun spice is sold in bottles in the spice aisle. If it contains salt, you won’t need to use any additional salt to season the chicken. If you want to make your own Cajun spice, see the expanded version of this recipe at and scroll down to options.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the chicken with a couple of side dishes you create from recipes in our website recipe collection, such as Corn on the Cob with Cumin Citrus Butter, and New Red and White Potato Salad.

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