Marinated Grilled Chicken Legs

Becky Luigart-Stayner
Budget-friendly chicken legs get a kick from a marinade of citrus juices and soy sauce before grilling.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 2 drumsticks)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 215
Caloriesfromfat 31 %
Fat 7.5 g
Satfat 1.8 g
Monofat 2.8 g
Polyfat 1.8 g
Protein 30 g
Carbohydrate 4.4 g
Fiber 0.1 g
Cholesterol 97 mg
Iron 1.5 mg
Sodium 339 mg
Calcium 18 mg

Ingredients

1 cup fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
4 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon dry sherry
1 1/2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons basil oil
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
8 chicken drumsticks (about 2 1/4 pounds), skinned
Cooking spray
Green onion strips (optional)

Preparation

Combine the first 11 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken to bag; seal. Marinate in refrigerator 2 hours, turning bag occasionally.

Prepare grill.

Remove chicken from bag, reserving marinade. Place reserved marinade in a small saucepan; cook over medium heat 3 minutes. Place chicken on grill coated with cooking spray; grill 30 minutes or until chicken is done, turning and basting occasionally with reserved marinade. Garnish with green onion strips, if desired.

Note:

Marie Meyer,

June 2005