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.
- 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
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.
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