Friday, April 4, 2014

Chicken Legs with Orange Chipotle

Prep / Total time : 1 hour Makes 4 to 6 servings

Easy side:
1             (16-ounce) package shredded coleslaw mix,
1             (8 ounce) container sour cream
2             tablespoons  fresh lemon juice
1             teaspoon salt.
Cover and chill until ready to serve.

1                 cup fresh orange juice, divided
5                tablespoons soy sauce, divided
3                tablespoons brown sugar
2                tablespoons olive oil
6                garlic cloves, pressed
1                tablespoon orange zest
1-1/2          teaspoons kosher salt
1                teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper
2               pounds chicken drumsticks (about 8 drumsticks)
2              teaspoons brown sugar
2              teaspoons cornstarch

1.          Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Combine 1/4 cup orange juice, 3 Tbsp. soy sauce, 3 Tbsp. brown sugar, and next 5 ingredients in a shallow dish or large zip-top plastic freezer bag; add chicken. Cover or seal, and chill 10 minutes. Remove chicken from marinade, discarding marinade.
2.        Grill chicken, covered with grill lid, 10 to 12 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from grill; cover with aluminum foil, and let stand 10 minutes.
3.        Meanwhile, whisk together 2 tsp. brown sugar, remaining 3/4 cup orange juice, and 2 Tbsp. soy sauce in a small saucepan. Whisk together cornstarch and 2 tsp. water, and whisk into orange juice mixture. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat, and cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute or until thickened. Brush sauce over chicken.
This dish can also be cooked inside of the oven . Place a 9x13 pan of water and 3 tablespoons of liquid smoke on rack under chicken .


  1. These chicken drumsticks look so yummy! Orange and chicken is nice combination of flavors. I should try this chicken recipe definitely!

    1. Hi Medeja , it's a yummy combination that you will love . Thanks for stopping by :)

  2. Hi Nee,
    Look good to me! I love the flavor of orange with chicken and always that little heat adds so much to the dish as well. Beautiful photo, I could use a piece right now!!!...Thanks for sharing this Nee, you always have such delicious recipes on your blog post. Have a blessed weekend...Dottie :)

  3. Hi Dottie ,
    It's very moist and tickles your taste buds . I mostly buy chicken legs because the family loves them . Thank you so much Dottie , being a stay at home mom , that's how I entertain myself ;-D thanks for stopping by and have a blessed weekend ....Nee :)

  4. Dear Nee, That looks so delicious and inviting. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

    1. Hi Catherine , that's a fun dish , my kids love it , thanks for stopping by :)

  5. Hi Nee, we would like to send you some samples of our Roasted Chipotle Powder to review for this recipe.
    Will you please contact us at
    Thank you,

    1. Hi Paulo Salinas , Thanks so much for the invite and I will be getting in touch with you .
      Thank you



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