Tempt My Tummy Tuesday….Spicy Orange Glazed Chicken Legs

by Lisa on June 25, 2012

Tempt my Tummy Tuesdays

This week I bought a 4.5 lb package of chicken legs.  They were on sale and I knew I could find something to do with them.  The result was tasty and approved by the whole family.  Woo hoo.  This glaze would be great for chicken wings.  Also, next time I make these, I will have my hubby grill the chicken legs.  I had cooked them in the oven.  It was good, but I think grilling will be even better.


Tasty spicy orange glazed chicken legs

1. Gather your ingredients.
2. Make sure the chicken legs are adequately covered with the glaze, using freezer bags.
3. Place chicken legs on the cookie sheets.
4. and 5. Use remaining glaze to baste the legs, half way through the cooking process.
6. Take out of oven and get ready to eat!

Spicy Orange Glazed Chicken Legs from Blessed with Grace
Recipe type: entree, chicken
This glaze is sweet and a little spicy.
  • 4.5 lbs chicken legs
  • 1½ cups orange marmalade
  • 2-3 Tbsp sweet chili sauce (season to your taste)
  • 1-2 Tbsp chili powder (season to your taste)
  1. Preheat oven 400.
  2. Wash and dry chicken legs
  3. In small mixing bowl, combine orange marmalade, sweet chili sauce, and chili powder.
  4. Place chicken legs in large freezer bags. For this amount of chicken, I used two large freezer bags. Add enough glaze mix to adequately cover each chicken leg. Close the bag and work the glaze over all the legs. Keep remaining glaze for later.
  5. If you have time, place the chicken legs in the fridge to marinate for 1-2 hours. They taste good without this step, but just add more flavor.
  6. Prepare two cookie sheets by covering them with aluminum foil. (Otherwise, you will have lots of cleaning to do after dinner. Ask me how I know. LOL.)
  7. Place the legs on the sheets.
  8. Place in oven and bake for 30 minutes or until done. After the first 15 minutes, turn the legs over and baste with remaining glaze.

This recipe will work great with the chicken cooked in either the oven or on a grill. It is your preference.

 sweet and spicy orange glazed chicken



{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Holly June 25, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Hi Lisa~Thanks for hosting this great hop. My blog is new and this is the first time I’ve linked up with you. I hope you can stop over at my site and say hi! Follow if you’d like! I’ve added you to my Google reader since you wordpress gals don’t have GFC.



Lisa June 26, 2012 at 9:39 am

Thanks, Holly, for stopping by. I am so inspired by all the great cooks who join us each week!


Lyuba June 25, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Thank you so much for hosting! The drumsticks look scrumptious!


Miz Helen June 25, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Hi Lisa,
Your Spicy Orange Glazed Chicken looks delicious. Hope you have a great week and thanks for hosting!
Miz Helen


Lisa June 26, 2012 at 9:40 am

Thank you, Miz Helen. You have a great week as well.


Tricia June 25, 2012 at 9:49 pm

Looks delicious! Thanks for hosting, Lisa!


Alana June 25, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Those chicken legs looks delicious! I am pinning them. Thanks so much for hosting 🙂


Lisa June 26, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Thanks for showing the “pin” love. 🙂


Deana June 25, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Thanks for hosting : )


Debra Elliott June 25, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Sounds yummy! Thanks for hosting. Glad I found your blog.


The Old-Fashioned Housewife June 25, 2012 at 10:28 pm

Hi there Lisa! I am new to your blog and the blog hop and I am so excited to take part and to see all the yummy stuff he other women are going to share. And Im totally pinning this recipe for use soon because my husband just loves that sweet chilli sauce and hes going to love this! Thanks!


Lisa June 26, 2012 at 9:40 am

So glad you joined us and I hope your husband enjoys this recipe. 🙂


Lisa June 25, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Looks so good! I know my hubby would love it. Thanks for hosting! Many blessings, Lisa 🙂


Michelle June 26, 2012 at 8:26 am

Oh those sound good. I love the idea of using marmalade as a glaze. Brilliant!


Marcie June 26, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Thanks so much for hosting Lisa. I am now following you on FB. I would love for you to visit, follow back and maybe even link up on my Monday linky party.
Marcie @ http://www.IGottaTryThat.com


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