Best Spicy Chicken Legs

Delicious chicken……so many side dishes that are great with this dinner:  rice, quinoa, couscous, egg noodles, baked potatoes, green beans, and the list goes on.



  • 1/4 c. rice vinegar
  • 1/4 c. freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 tbsp. sriracha
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 5 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 4 whole skin-on chicken legs, about 8-oz. each


  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. Meanwhile, 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.
  3. NOTE:  If you prefer your chicken well-done (as I do) keep the chicken in a 350 degree oven for a few minutes after Step 2 above.


  •  rice vinegar
  • freshly squeezed orange juice
  • sriracha
  •  garlic minced
  •  soy sauce
  • honey
  • crushed red pepper flakes
  •  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 whole skin-on chicken legs, about 8-oz. each


Photo:  Anna Watson Carl


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s