Marinated Grilled Chicken Legs

Marinated Grilled Chicken Legs Becky Luigart-Stayner


  • 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)


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.

    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)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 215
Caloriesfromfat per serving: 31%
Fat per serving: 7.5g
Saturated fat per serving: 1.8g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 2.8g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 1.8g
Protein per serving: 30g
Carbohydrate per serving: 4.4g
Fiber per serving: 0.1g
Cholesterol per serving: 97mg
Iron per serving: 1.5mg
Sodium per serving: 339mg
Calcium per serving: 18mg