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Sriracha Honey Chicken Legs

Nicole

"This is a Korean-style sweet and spicy sauce. It is very good on baked or grilled chicken."
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Ingredients

1 h 5 m servings 489 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

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Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Combine chicken legs, olive oil, thyme, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Mix chicken legs until coated and arrange on the baking sheet.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until an instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone reads 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), 45 to 50 minutes.
  4. Combine honey, butter, sriracha sauce, and soy sauce in a saucepan over medium-low heat; cook and stir until butter is melted and sauce is smooth, about 5 minutes.
  5. Pour sauce into a large bowl. Transfer chicken from the baking sheet to the bowl using tongs; toss until coated with sauce.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • This isn't quite a Paleo dish because of the sriracha, and it isn't 100% low carb because of the honey, so I have labeled it primal since it's somewhere in between.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 489 calories; 28.3 g fat; 15.9 g carbohydrates; 42 g protein; 166 mg cholesterol; 1439 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Loved this recipe. I used chicken thighs instead of legs. Also added a little more organic honey. Poured the "glaze" on and put chicken back in the oven for about 15 more minutes to let it bake ...

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Made this recipe as written, with the exception of increasing the Sriracha since we love our food spicy! I just think the thyme overpowered the chicken. I'll make this again but with maybe 1/2 t...

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Loved this recipe. I used chicken thighs instead of legs. Also added a little more organic honey. Poured the "glaze" on and put chicken back in the oven for about 15 more minutes to let it bake ...

Made this exactly as recipe was written. It is easy and delicious, that will have you craving more in the middle of the night. Double the recipe so you have some in your fridge for that midnight...

Made as written and this turned out pretty good. I think the only change I would have liked was more Sriracha to balance out the honey. I used only the oven but next time I think I will toss the...

I left the skin on and grilled the chicken legs. My son loved the sauce and said it had a bite and was sweet but wasn't too spicy. He wants it on wings the next time I get wings. I wouldn't chan...

I made it mostly following the recipe but I used only 1 TB. of Sriracha but next time I'll definitely use two! Also I baked it for 30 minutes, then tossed it in the sauce before returning it to ...

I basically made it as the recipe called for. I went light on the soy sauce, butter, and didn't add any additional salt, because I'm trying to reduce salt intake, but in the end, this recipe was...

Made this recipe as written, with the exception of increasing the Sriracha since we love our food spicy! I just think the thyme overpowered the chicken. I'll make this again but with maybe 1/2 t...

I made this exactly as-written and it was delicious! If you like spicy food add more Sriracha but it is so tasty the way it is!

This is sure to be a new family favorite. I made this tonight and followed the directions except that I didn't have any thyme so I used a little oregano and poultry seasoning instead. Fantastic!