Spicy Chicken Legs

Heather Trice


This recipe as given to me and as I give it to you says it serve 4. If your family is like mine one chicken leg a piece is not a serving. :) I double the marinade and make it four leg quarters cut into legs and thighs. I grill the thighs first and place them in the oven while the legs are in the grill pan. This means the thighs need about 20 minutes in the oven (I use a meat thermometer instead of time)
The result is a mildly spicy piece of chicken with good flavor. Would also be great grilled in Summer.

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15 Min
25 Min


1/4 c
rice wine vinegar
1/4 c
fresh orange juice
2 Tbsp
2 clove
minced garlic
2 Tbsp
soy sauce
2 Tbsp
1 tsp
crushed red pepper flakes
2 Tbsp
olive oil
whole, skin on chicken legs


1In a large bowl, whisk together rice vinegar, orange juice, Sriracha, garlic, soy sauce, honey, crushed red pepper, and 2 tablespoons olive oil until combined. Add chicken legs; let marinate 15 minutes.
2Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Heat a lightly-oiled grill pan over medium-high heat. Remove chicken from marinade and season with salt and pepper. Grill chicken 4 minutes per side to get a nice char on the outside, then place pan in oven to finish cooking for 10 minutes or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. Let rest 5 minutes then Serve

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free, Low Carb
Other Tag: Quick & Easy