Sriracha is my favorite condiment and I know I am not alone in that. It has found its way into my kitchen and my heart and I am constantly looking for new ways to incorporate the spicy, tangy chili sauce into my recipes.
I set out to make a glaze for chicken legs! And since I (my hubby) have not set out the BBQ grill yet, I oven baked them and glazed them as I would over the BBQ grill.
As grilling season is well underway, I suggest a brush like this to make BBQ basting easier 🙂For those of you who do not enjoy a strong spicy flavor, please feel free to add more honey, lime, add some sugar, or whatever else you like to balance out the spice. Taste the sauce and adjust as you see needed!
This is a very quick and easy recipe and makes for the perfect week night dinner!
I served my chicken over a bed of brown rice, and with a side of steamed sugar peas, with plenty of lime wedges for a little extra squeeze of freshness 🙂
Here is my recipe:
Serves: 4-6 Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 25-30 minutes
2 1/2 pounds chicken legs (drum sticks), skinless
1 1/2 cups Sriracha
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Sesame seeds, chopped green onions, cilantro, lime wedges
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In a large bowl, evenly coat drumsticks with oil and sprinkle with kosher salt. Arrange on baking sheet and place in oven for 10 minutes.
2. While chicken is in the oven, make the glaze by combining the Sriracha, honey, and lime juice in a sauce pan. Allow to thicken.
3. Remove chicken from oven and brush with the sauce. Flip the chicken over and brush the other side as well. Place back in the oven for 5 minutes and repeat process 3-4 times.
4. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions. Serve chicken with your favorite grain and vegetable.
5. Enjoy 🙂