Originally Posted by GotGarlic
It's a good idea to get an instant-read thermometer to make sure any meat is cooked to the proper temperature. Chicken legs and thighs should be cooked to 165°F.
I agree 100%. Especially for new cooks, an instant read thermometer is essential. While chicken is safe at 165 degrees, dark meat chicken is best at 180 degrees.
If you want to have stove top grilled chicken I'd lay a piece of foil on top of it for most of the cooking time, and then brush with barbeque sauce and continue grilling it uncovered to crisp up the skin. It will take some time..35 to 45 minutes of total cooking time is a guess, so keep the burner low enough not to burn.