Grill/Barbecue

Grilled Chicken Legs with a 2-Ingredient Sticky-Sweet Sauce

July 17, 2018
Photo by Julia Gartland
Author Notes

The incredible 2-ingredient glaze makes this chicken sweet, salty, sticky and dangerously addictive. —Grant Melton

  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Cook time 30 minutes
  • Serves 4
Ingredients
  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • Olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Toasted sesame seeds, for garnish
  • Scallions, for garnish
  • Lime wedges, for serving
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Preheat a grill to medium-high heat.
  2. In a bowl or plastic bag, toss the chicken legs with about a tablespoon of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, using a fork, mix together the molasses and soy sauce. Set aside.
  4. Place the chicken legs onto the grill and cook for about 12 minutes or until the legs get nice grill marks, flipping them halfway through. Once you’ve got nice grill marks on both sides, turn the grill heat down the low (or, if using a charcoal grill, put over indirect heat) and cook for 12 minutes more, basting the chicken legs with the molasses-soy mixture every 2 minutes. Once the chicken is cooked through and covered in the sticky sauce, remove from the grill and onto a serving platter.
  5. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and chopped scallions. Serve with lime wedges.

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Grant Melton is an Emmy Award-Winning Producer of the Rachael Ray Show, food writer and recipe developer. He's a contributor to Food52, NYT Cooking and Rachael Ray Every Day Magazine. He loves cookies, cocktails and kindness.