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Baked or Grilled Orange Saffron Chicken Legs

An easy marinade recipe infuses exotic citrus flavors into juicy drumsticks you can cook on the grill or bake in the oven.
Course Chicken, Dinner, Main
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 380kcal
Author Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 2 oranges zested and juiced
  • 1 clove garlic minced or crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry thyme leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon saffron threads
  • 3 pounds chicken legs

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients except the chicken in a large plastic sip-top storage bag and mix to combine.
  • Add the chicken, seal the bag, and place in the refrigerator to marinate for at least 6-8 hours or overnight.
  • If you are baking, preheat the oven to 450°F, and place a cooling rack on top of a cooking sheet. Remove the chicken from the marinade, dry with paper towels, and place on the rack. Bake for 30 minutes, flip the legs, then bake for and additional 10-15 minutes, or until the juices run clear and the meat reaches a temperature of 165°F.
  • If you are grilling, preheat your grill, remove the chicken from the marinade, dry with paper towels, and place on the grill. Grill over indirect medium heat for 40-50 minutes, or until the juices run clear and the meat reaches a temperature of 165°F.

Nutrition

Serving: 2drumsticks | Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 109mg | Potassium: 354mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 23.9mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1.1mg