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Grilled Sriracha Chicken

Grilled Sriracha Chicken

Sweet and spicy sriracha and plum glazed chicken legs on the grill. Delicious and a great option for large groups of people. Increase the recipe to fit your needs, and as always, adjust the amount of sriracha in the recipe to suit your palate.
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Fusion
Keyword: grilled chicken, sriracha, sriracha chicken
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8 People
Author: Derrick Riches and Sabrina Baksh


  • 16 chicken drumsticks
  • 3 green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds (optional)
  • for marinade:
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • juice of 4 limes
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon granulated onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • for sriracha glaze:
  • 1 1/2 cups plum sauce
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sriracha sauce
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons butter


  • Keep skin intact, but remove any straggling pieces. Make two slits into the meat of each leg. Place 8 legs in one resealable plastic bag and 8 in another. Combine marinade mixture and pour half of it in one bag and half in another. Make sure meat is well coated. Seal bags and place into refrigerator for 2 hours.
  • Place glaze ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a high simmer (starting to boil). Reduce heat to low, and let glaze simmer for 3-4 minutes, stirring often. Once brown sugar has melted and sauce is well incorporated, remove from heat, cover and keep warm. Reheat sauce if needed.
  • Preheat grill for a medium, indirect cook.
  • Remove chicken from bags and place onto grill. Cook over indirect heat for 10-12 minutes. Begin basting legs and turning after this point. Do this about 4 times until legs are cooked through or you have run out of glaze. Once legs reach an internal temperature of 175 degrees F., they are done.
  • Remove legs from grill and place onto a large platter. Garnish with chopped green onion and toasted sesame seeds.
  • Store leftover chicken in an air tight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days after initial preparation.