Sriracha Honey Chicken Legs


This is a delicious recipe for chicken legs with Korean-style sweet and spicy sauce. It is very good on baked or grilled chicken.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins


  • 2 pounds chicken legs, skin removed

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground thyme

  • 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 3 tablespoons raw honey

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons sriracha sauce

  • 1 ½ tablespoons soy sauce


  1. Preheat the 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.

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
28g Fat
16g Carbs
42g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 489
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 166mg 55%
Sodium 1439mg 63%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 42g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 428mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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