Grilled Chicken With Cilantro Marinade

6
Sheila Nakata

By
@Brysgal

These wonderfully grilled chicken legs get their flavor from the sweetness of brown sugar and spice from the jalapeno and cilantro. If you do not like cilantro you can substitute the cilantro with coriander. You still achieve a great flavor for a deliciously wonderful meal.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Definitely make these at your summer cookouts. The slow cooked chicken legs are moist and juicy. The sweetness of the sugar and the bold, spicy flavor of the mustard is a great combination. You definitely taste the jalapeno, but doesn't add any heat. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 30 Min
Method:
Grill

Ingredients

  • 12
    chicken drumsticks
  • MARINADE

  • 3/4 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 c
    Dijon mustard
  • 1
    jalapeno pepper; finely diced
  • 1/2 c
    cilantro, fresh; finely chopped, or 2 tbsp coriander
  • 1 tsp
    salt and pepper

How to Make Grilled Chicken With Cilantro Marinade

Step-by-Step

  1. In a large measuring cup mix the sugar, mustard, jalapeno, cilantro, salt and pepper together.
  2. Place chicken drumsticks in a resealable bag and pour marinade over the top. Seal bag; turn to completely coat chicken. Remove air from bag; seal tightly. Place in refrigerator for a least one hour; overnight is best.
  3. Grill over low heat to medium heat depending on your grill, turning occasionally to achieve doneness and beautiful grill marks.
  4. Cooking over very low heat will take about 1 hour or more to completely cook meat.
  5. Another option, instead of standing over the grill, is to place chicken on grill over medium heat and turn to achieve grill marks. Place semi-cooked chicken in 13 x 9 pan, cover with foil and place in a 250 oven for about 30 to 45 minutes to complete cooking. You will have wonderfully moist chicken either way.
  6. Do not overcook or your chicken will be dry.

Printable Recipe Card

About Grilled Chicken With Cilantro Marinade

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Collection: Grilling Favorites



Show 4 Comments & Reviews

16 Recipes That Prove Pineapple and Coconut Are a Match Made in Dessert Heaven

16 Recipes That Prove Pineapple and Coconut Are a Match Made in Dessert Heaven


Nothing like that melt-in-your-mouth flavor combo of pineapple and coconut to get your taste buds salivating! Pies, cakes, trifles, and more, you can get these magical flavors in so many delicious ways. No need to ever limit yourself (or your stomach). Scroll down to see some of our favorite dreamy pineapple and coconut dessert recipes.

15 Recipes You Can Make With a Bottle of Italian Dressing

15 Recipes You Can Make With a Bottle of Italian Dressing


We all have that partially used bottle of Italian dressing sitting in the fridge. If you’re staring at it wonder what can I use it for, we’ve got the answer. These 15 recipes all have Italian dressing as an ingredient and they’re not just pasta salad.

17 Healthy Summer Dinner Recipes

17 Healthy Summer Dinner Recipes


These light and fresh dinner recipes are perfect for hot summer nights. Full of flavor and easy on your waistline, the entire family is going to love these healthy recipes. Salads, grilled chicken, salmon, and more make for delicious healthy meal options to make this summer.