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Marinated Grilled Chicken Legs

Becky Luigart-Stayner
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 2 drumsticks)
Budget-friendly chicken legs get a kick from a marinade of citrus juices and soy sauce before grilling.

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)

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. Prepare grill.

  3. 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.