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grilled turkey legs
Grilled Turkey Legs With Spiced Marinade
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr 40 mins

Grilled Turkey Legs With Spiced Marinade is the perfect recipe to make this summer. They're marinated in olive oil, paprika, garlic, and other spices, then grilled to perfection. And they're bigger than chicken drumsticks, which means more meat to serve up to a hungry family!

Servings: 6 servings
Author: DishingDelish.com
  • 6 medium turkey legs
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  1. In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, vinegar, sugar, and spices (paprika, basil, salt, garlic, mustard powder, cinnamon, cayenne, onion powder, and turmeric).

  2. Place turkey legs in a plastic bag. Pour marinade into bag, and seal it tightly. Shake bag until turkey legs are coated in marinade. Refrigerate 1-2 hours. 

  3. Preheat grill to medium-high heat (about 350°F)

  4. Remove turkey legs from bag and place on grill. Close grill and cook about 10-15 minutes (or until they have nice grill marks on them). Turn legs over, close grill and allow to cook an additional 10-15 minutes. 

  5. Move turkey legs to indirect heat (a place on the grill where they are not directly over the fire). Close grill and allow them to cook an additional 10-15 minutes, or until they reach an internal temperate of 165°F.