Fennel-and-Herb-Rubbed Grilled Chicken Legs

fennel and herb rubbed grilled chicken legs
  • Prep Time
  • 4Servings


  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 tablespoon herbes de provence
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken legs, thighs or drumsticks


Preheat a grill for both medium and high heat. Using a food processor, pulse the fennel seeds, herbes de provence, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper until finely ground. Using your hands, massage the rub over and under the chicken skin, being careful not to tear it.

Position the chicken on an oiled cooking grate over high heat and grill, turning often, until just golden-brown, about 5 minutes. Using tongs, arrange the chicken over medium heat and grill, turning occasionally, until deep golden-brown and the juices run clear when pierced with a knife, 15 to 20 minutes. Arrange the chicken so that any smaller ends are away from high heat to prevent burning.