Made with a sweet and tangy homemade BBQ sauce, these Sweet & Sticky BBQ Turkey Legs are a simple and delicious dinner idea. This inexpensive cut of turkey meat is perfect for feeding a crowd too!
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I partnered with Canadian Turkey to bring you this delicious turkey recipe! I was compensated for my time, but the recipe, all thoughts and opinions are my own as always. We really love turkey.
I’m so relieved that summer is here! We’ve got the BBQ fired up and we’re welcoming in this season with open arms! During these warm summer months our BBQ gets quite the workout. I love how easy it is to make a meal for my family right outside in the sunshine…and it’s nice to keep the cooking heat outside too! In fact, I would say that over half of our summer dinners are made on the BBQ. I find it’s the quickest, and most easy, way to get dinner on our table, especially if I’m also grilling our side dishes like corn on the cob and potatoes!
Since I started working with the folks at Canadian Turkey, we’ve been eating a lot of BBQ’d turkey recipes. Our favourite is my BBQ Turkey Breast with a Brown Sugar Rub and BBQ Sauce, and we also really enjoy trying new recipes like these Sticky & Sweet BBQ Turkey Legs.
The great thing about BBQ’ing turkey is that I can feed my family for not a lot of money. Turkey tends to be less expensive than other proteins, making it a great choice for family dinners and big get togethers. Not only that, but turkey is delicious and pairs well with so many other dishes!
For this supper I grilled 4 turkey legs to feed our family of 5. I made a delicious sweet & sticky sauce to baste the turkey legs with as they roasted, and made sure to save half of the sauce to serve at dinner. This sauce is perfection with this turkey! SO good.
I mean, just look how delicious this looks…tangy, sweet and sticky. YUM.
For a perfect summer meal, I served these Sweet & Sticky Turkey Legs with corn on the cob and roasted potatoes. Delicious. Grilling turkey is really so easy!
5 Reasons to get Grilling with Turkey
- It’s an easy meat to substitute:
Canadian turkey makes everyday meals delicious and tasty. It’s packed with nutrition
and satisfying flavor, and can easily be substituted into ANY of your favourite grilling
- Turkey is lean and juicy!
It’s hard to believe but with turkey, both white and dark meat cuts are lean! That means
you can enjoy any cut you prefer, and feel good knowing you are choosing a healthy
protein without compromising on flavour, tenderness or juiciness.
- There are so many cuts of turkey to choose from:
Turkey is a versatile protein, with so many cuts of both dark and white meat to choose
from including ground meat, legs, drumsticks, thighs, breast roasts, breast steaks, breast
rolls, drummettes, wings, sausages, and burgers. With such a wide selection, you can
turn any meal into a backyard feast, with leftovers that taste delicious the next day.
- Turkey is flavourful!
Turkey plays well with other flavours. It has a hearty taste and texture that marries well
with bold profiles, making turkey the perfect partner for spices and rubs. Make recipes
your own way using your family’s favourite flavours, and change up your everyday grilled
turkey dishes using rubs, marinades and sauces.
- Turkey is affordable!
Turkeys are generally larger than other poultry choices and deliver a lot of meat for the price. Whole turkeys can be grilled for a few dollars per pound, and are a perfect choice for batch cooking meals, or for freezing leftover meat that comes in handy as an everyday meal starter. Cuts like drums, breasts and thighs are perfect for snacks and quick weeknight meals.
More Delicious Summer Turkey Recipes:
- Turkey Lentil Tacos
- BBQ Turkey Breast with a Brown Sugar Rub and BBQ Sauce
- Summer’s Best BBQ’d Turkey
- Cedar Plank Grilled Turkey Breast Roast with Charred Tomato Salsa
- Turkey Burgers with Cranberry Mayo
Canadian Turkey Recipes, Tips & Nutrition:
Visit the Canadian Turkey website for all the tips, tricks, techniques and recipe inspiration you might need! There are more delicious turkey recipes for the BBQ, a tonne of great information on turkey nutrition, how to cook turkey and more! And don’t forget to download the free Summer Grilling Guide for everything you need to know to get tasty, nutritious and versatile Canadian
turkey on your table this summer! Follow Canadian Turkey along on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube channel.
Have a delicious day!