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Traeger Korean Grilled Chicken Legs

Bright, bold, and packed full of vibrant flavors is what you will find in this Traeger Korean Grilled Chicken Legs recipe. You have a Korean BBQ seasoned grilled chicken leg, that offers that crispy, spiced-up-flavor for finger-licking good taste. Crazy simple to make and only basic ingredients are needed to create grilled chicken legs.

Korean Barbecue Chicken

Traeger Korean Grilled Chicken Legs

Chicken legs are a great, economical option when you want a delicious grilled meal but need to make those dollars stretch a little farther than they would otherwise.

We used one of my favorite rubs from Spiceology, their Korean BBQ rub. It has flavors like sesame, tamari, orange peel, maple sugar, and other various spices to really pack a big flavor punch.

You can make these with whatever rub you have laying around, or whip up a batch of our Homemade Dry Rub, if you don’t have the Korean rub yet.

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Traeger Korean Grilled Chicken Legs

Why use chicken legs?

Have you ever noticed how much lower in price chicken legs are at the store than other cuts of chicken? They are a great protein option if you are looking to stay within a budget or to save a few pennies for a rainy day.

You can buy a large pack for a few dollars instead of buying boneless and paying like triple the price. Plus, when you cook chicken legs the bone helps add flavor and aids in keeping the chicken nice and moist. I love cooing up these easy chicken legs for family gatherings. They feed a crowd at a really affordable price.

When I see our stores offer the buy one get one free package of chicken legs, I always buy a few. Then I save them back in the freezer to use later on. It is a really great way to maximize your savings. You won’t even know they were frozen, just thaw in the fridge and cook how you would like!

Want another incredible chicken leg recipe? Check out these Slow Cooker Chicken Drumsticks from On My Kid’s Plate!

Try our Butterflied Chicken Legs sometime too!

Traeger Korean Grilled Chicken Legs

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Traeger Korean Grilled Chicken Legs

How to Make Perfect Traeger Korean Grilled Chicken Legs

The Korean BBQ Seasoning is one I picked up from Spiceology, it is a beautiful mix of seasonings that really amp up the flavor of your dish. Chili flakes, rice concentrate, salt, white and black sesame seeds, maple sugar, smoked paprika, cayenne and more.

You get that mix of salty and spicy all together that makes it a spot on blend for rubbing down your chicken legs for grilling. You get that crispy crust on the outside, with juicy and moist chicken on the inside.

In our home, we love things to be nicely seasoned, so I really layer on copious amounts of the Korean seasoning to get a really bold flavor. If you want to tame it down a bit, use a little bit less when you are coating your drumsticks.

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Traeger Korean Grilled Chicken Legs

Grilled Korean Chicken Legs FAQ

How long should you grill chicken legs?

For this recipe, I cook the chicken legs for 20-30 minutes at 350 degrees. Then I crank up the heat to 450 degrees and let it cook for another 10-15 minutes, for that perfectly crispy crust on the outside.

What internal temperature for chicken legs?

You want the internal temperature to reach 165 degrees close to the bone. I recommend always using a meat thermometer to ensure your chicken and other proteins get cooked to the proper temperature to reduce getting sick.

The beauty of using the Traeger grill is that I can set the temperature I want to cook at. With other types of grills, you have to guess at what the temperature is. That is why having a meat thermometer handy will help you ensure that even if you are cooking on charcoal, you can ensure you are fully cooking your meat.

Where Do You Get Korean BBQ Seasoning?

The seasoning comes from Spiceology, and is flavored with Chili Flake, Salt, Organic Rice Concentrate, White & Black Sesame Seeds, Soy Sauce, Maple Sugar, Orange Peel, and a bunch of other stuff that is magic and amazing. I don’t know of another good rub that is comparable, and at their prices just ORDER SOME because you’ll definitely use that whole thing.

Try with some Alabama White Sauce!

Traeger Korean Grilled Chicken Legs

What Side Dishes Should I Pair With Grilled Chicken Legs?

Grilled chicken legs are such a low-maintenance dish. You do just a little by adding seasoning, and you create a masterpiece dinner. Pretty much any sides will do, but if you are on the hunt for the perfect side dishes, let me help.

You can really pair these savory chicken drumsticks with just about any side dish your family or guests enjoy. The chicken legs will be the highlight of the evening, that is for sure. Don’t forget to whip up a tasty dessert to serve after, to finish the night up!

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Korean Barbecue Chicken
Yield: 8 servings

Grilled Korean BBQ Seasoned Chicken Legs

Korean BBQ Chicken Legs

These delicious chicken legs are rubbed with oil and Korean BBQ Seasoning blend, and then cooked on the Traeger Wood-Pellet Grill!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 8-12 chicken legs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 4-5 tablespoons Spiceology Korean BBQ seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Toss chicken legs in oil, and then sprinkle generously on all sides with the seasoning mix and salt.
  2. Preheat your Traeger to 350°, and place your legs on the grill.
  3. Grill for 20 minutes, turning once halfway.
  4. Turn up the heat to 425°, and grill for 10-15 additional minutes.
  5. Remove from grill and serve while hot.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 807Total Fat: 45gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 30gCholesterol: 494mgSodium: 604mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 94g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!

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Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.

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