Home » Easy Grilled Moroccan Chicken Legs

Easy Grilled Moroccan Chicken Legs


Easy Grilled Moroccan Chicken Legs are perfect for your next cookout. These chicken legs are marinated in a blend of spices and orange zest, giving them a unique and flavorful kick.

You’ll need garlic, scallions, olive oil, and a mix of cumin, paprika, ginger, and cinnamon. These ingredients blend to create a rich and aromatic marinade.

This meal is the perfect summer dinner or barbecue, and it’s easy to make. Just let the chicken soak up all those flavors before grilling.

The result is juicy, tender chicken with a delicious Moroccan twist. It’s a great way to add something special to your grill lineup and impress your guests with minimal effort.

Whether you’re hosting a backyard cookout or simply want a tasty grilled chicken dinner, this recipe is sure to become a favorite.

Weight Watchers Points


2 Points (2022/2024 Plan)

MyWW Points: 2 Blue Plan and 4 Green Plan

2 WW Freestyle Points and 4 Smart Points

Close-up of Grilled Moroccan Chicken Legs with herbs on a white plate, with tomatoes in the background.

Tips and Tricks

Marinating Time

For the best flavor, marinate the chicken overnight. This allows the spices and orange zest to fully infuse the meat, making it more flavorful.

Grill Preparation

Make sure your grill is clean and well-oiled before cooking. This helps prevent the chicken from sticking and ensures even cooking.

Cooking Temperature

Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the chicken. It should reach 180°F in the thickest part of the thigh. This ensures the chicken is fully cooked and safe to eat.

Resting Time

Let the chicken rest for a few minutes after grilling. This helps the juices redistribute throughout the meat, keeping it juicy and tender.

Serving Suggestions

Serve these grilled chicken legs with a side of couscous or a fresh salad. The light and fresh sides complement the rich flavors of the chicken perfectly.

Related Recipes


Chinese Chicken Legs So Good, You Won’t Believe They’re WW Friendly

Bold And Spicy Broiled Beer Chicken Drumsticks You’ll Make Again And Again

Key West Chicken (Favorite Healthy Dinner)


We are not affiliated with Weight Watchers/WW in any way.
Double check points on the official calculator.

Affiliate Disclosure: Some links may be affiliate links where I make a small commission if you purchase anything after clicking a link. There is no additional cost to you. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.



Plate of Grilled Moroccan Chicken Legs with fresh herbs, served with tomatoes and dipping sauce in the background.


Need to make more or fewer servings?
On Desktop, hover over “Servings” # and move the slider to desired number of servings.

Close-up of Grilled Moroccan Chicken Legs with herbs on a white plate, with tomatoes in the background.

Easy Grilled Moroccan Chicken Legs

Nesting Lane
Easy Grilled Moroccan Chicken Legs are marinated in a blend of aromatic spices and zesty orange for a delicious healthy meal.
No ratings yet
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Marinate 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Morocco
Servings 4

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • In a zip-close plastic bag, combine the garlic, scallion, olive oil, orange zest, mint, cumin, paprika, ginger, and cinnamon.
  • Add the chicken legs to the bag.
  • Squeeze out the air from the bag and seal it.
  • Refrigerate the bag for 4 hours to overnight, turning it occasionally.
  • Spray the grill with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Preheat the grill to medium-hot.
  • Remove the chicken from the marinade and sprinkle it with salt.
  • Discard the marinade.
  • Place the chicken on the grill and cover it.
  • Grill the chicken for about 12-15 minutes per side, until an instant-read thermometer reads 180°F when inserted into the thigh.

Notes

2 Points (2022/2024 Plan)
MyWW Points: 2 Blue Plan and 4 Green Plan
2 WW Freestyle Points and 4 Smart Points
We are not associated with Weight Watchers/WW in any way. Double check points on their official calculator.

Nutrition

Serving: 142gCalories: 194kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 25gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 126mgPotassium: 345mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 280IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 2mg
Tried this recipe? Let us know what you think!Mention @nestinglane or tag #nestinglane
Promotional image for Easy Grilled Moroccan Chicken Legs recipe from nestinglane.com. Text reads 'Summer Dinner Grilled Moroccan Chicken Legs.' Close-up of grilled chicken legs with herbs on a white plate.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




*