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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  • 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
  • 4
    whole, skin on chicken legs

How to Make Spicy Chicken Legs


  1. In 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.
  2. Preheat 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

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About Spicy Chicken Legs

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

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