Sweet & Spicy Caribbean Chicken Legs Recipe
So, by now you’ve noticed I’ve been trying to ‘lighten things up’ over here. Eat a bit healthier and all that? But I’m out to prove that eating better doesn’t mean eating cardboard. How am I doing? I know right!! Good, glad I can help! So, this week all we see on TV are the March Madness crazies in Vegas. Personally, I’m thinking ahead to what I can pop on my grill. It’s been in the *80’s here quite a bit. Pretty soon, my oven will shut down for the Summer. And that BBQ will be working overtime! My husband found this Sweet & Spicy Caribbean Chicken on Feastie.com. I played with it a smidgeon because I like a bit more kick. So, that makes this Rum Glazed Chicken Legs Recipe perfect for those looking for heart healthy, easy family meals AND all you sports lovin,’ game day peeps!! Win / Win, my friends! Let’s get to cooking!
Sweet & Spicy Caribbean Chicken Legs Recipe
3LBS Chicken Legs
2 Green Onions (chopped)
1/4 Cup Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
3 TBS Agave Nectar
1 TBS Corn Oil
2 TBS Cider Vinegar
2 TBS Soy Sauce
1 Fresh Squeezed Orange (juice)
1 Fresh Squeezed Lime (juice)
2 TBS Brown Sugar
2 TSP Garlic (I used paste)
2 TSP Ginger (I used paste)
1 TSP Lemongrass (I used paste)
1 Habañero Chile (chopped fine, seeded if you don’t want heat)
1 TSP Thyme
1/4 TSP Fennel
Dash of Salt & Pepper
This could not be any easier! Place all of the ingredients except for chicken and green onions for the marinade in processor or even your blender and pulse away until smooth. Now, pour the whole kit and caboodle in a gallon-sized zippered bag. Add chicken legs, seal it on up, give it a good ‘squish around’ and place in refrigerator for a good 6 hours. Now, take a nap. Ok fine, do some laundry? Watch TV!! Or, if you work outside the home you better scoot before you’re late!
How was your day? Ready to cook these babies? Set oven to *400. Drizzle Corn Oil over a cookie pan and line up your marinated legs. Pop those in the oven until they are completely done, about 30-35 minutes. While they are baking up, pour marinade in heavy bottom saucepan and warm that up! We are not letting all that sweet & spicy goodness go to waste! Just as the chicken legs recipe is done, brush with a nice coating of warmed up marinade and pop back in the oven for 5(ish) minutes. This is where boys turn into men… If you’re like me and want a bit more kick, squeeze a few drops of Srisracha Sauce on a couple as well! YUM!
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OMG *drool* looks delicious.
Yay for a recipe with chicken legs! The sweet and spicy sound intriguing so I’ll have to whip this up soon!
Samantha Angell says
Yum these look absolutely delicious. Only wish I could get all the ingredients over here in Sweden to try them out!
Michelle F. says
That looks really good. I love the combination of sweet and spicy.
Great recipe! I’d have enjoyed something like this in my pre-vegetarian days. 🙂
Now these chicken legs look like they’d taste absolutely delicious! I want to try them.
Tina Truelove says
These look great! I’m not a fan of chicken legs but I bet this is just as good using boneless skinless breasts – my chicken of choice. Thanks for sharing!
Ben @ Cheap is the New Classy says
This Caribbean chicken looks really good! I love dark meat, and anything spicy is great.
Liz Mays says
This looks so yummy. I’ll have to make this soon. My husband would especially love this.
Debi - Travel Blogger says
This Caribbean chicken looks delicious. I love a good spicy chicken dish.
This looks like it would taste amazing and i just happen to have everything needed minus the chicken 😛 good work i love that its pretty straightforward and simple.
lisa jones says
This Looks Amazing I Can’t Wait To Make This For The Family!!
Felice Raina says
Omg i just ate and now I am so hungry again after checking out the recipe and the pictures!! I’m so cooking this dish for Sunday Dinner. Thanks for sharing ♥
Catherine S says
These look and sound amazing. I am always on the lookout for easy and delicious recipes. I can’t wait to make them.
Melissa Smith says
Oh wow!!!! I’m speechless at how good this looks. Pinning to make later!
I should stop reading these when I’m hungry, this looks delicious! I love the combo of sweet and spicy!
Tanya Coffman says
This is going on the menu for tonight! 😀
Rebecca Swenor says
I have never made chicken like this before so I will have to try this recipe. It looks and sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Ann Bacciaglia says
This looks so amazing i wish i could make it rite now. I am definitely saving this recipe i might try to make it this weekend. Thanks for sharing.
That looks so delicious. I will have to make this and pair it with rice and squash.
This looks delicious. Thanks for the recipe.
I love a good baked chicken recipe. And your photos are great! Thanks for sharing.
ANGELE @shoeboxbegone says
omg that looks sooooooo good. Must try – thanks for sharing!
Lisa Hernandez says
I made this for dinner last night using boneless, skinless thighs as that’s what I had defrosted. Super delicious. My son who is very picky loved it! I reduced that juices down for about 15-20 minutes and it turned into a glaze which, as you said, really turned up the flavor of this dish. Thank you!
Tonya D says
I can almost smell this through the computer. Mouth watering!
Iryna Bychkiv says
Yum! Looks delicious!