Spicy Hot Chicken Legs

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Spicy Hot Chicken Legs

Spicy hot chicken legs are a flavorful and fiery dish that’s perfect for those who enjoy a bit of heat in their meals. This recipe features chicken drumsticks coated in a spicy marinade and then baked or grilled for a deliciously crispy and spicy finish. Here’s how to make them:

Ingredients:

  • 10-12 chicken drumsticks
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce (adjust to your desired level of spiciness)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust for more or less heat)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Cooking spray (if grilling)
  • Ranch or blue cheese dressing for dipping (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Marinade:
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the hot sauce, olive oil, melted butter, paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper. Mix until well combined. Taste the marinade and adjust the level of spiciness or seasonings to your preference.
  1. Coat the Chicken Legs:
  • Place the chicken drumsticks in a large resealable plastic bag or a shallow dish. Pour the spicy marinade over the chicken, ensuring that each drumstick is well coated. Seal the bag or cover the dish and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to marinate. You can marinate them longer for more flavor if you wish.
  1. Preheat the Grill or Oven:
  • If grilling, preheat your grill to medium-high heat (about 400Β°F/200Β°C). If baking, preheat your oven to 425Β°F (220Β°C). Place a wire rack on a baking sheet and lightly grease it with cooking spray if you’re baking the chicken.
  1. Grill or Bake the Chicken:
  • If grilling, remove the chicken from the marinade and place the drumsticks directly on the grill grates. Grill for about 20-25 minutes, turning occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through and has a crispy, charred exterior. Use a meat thermometer to ensure the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165Β°F (74Β°C).
  • If baking, place the marinated chicken drumsticks on the prepared wire rack over the baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, turning halfway through, until the chicken is cooked through and has a crispy exterior.
  1. Serve:
  • Once the chicken legs are cooked and crispy, remove them from the grill or oven.
  1. Optional:
  • Serve the spicy hot chicken legs with ranch or blue cheese dressing for dipping to help cool down the heat.
  1. Enjoy:
  • Serve the chicken legs hot as an appetizer, snack, or part of a larger meal. Enjoy the spicy and savory flavor!

These spicy hot chicken legs are sure to satisfy your cravings for a spicy and flavorful dish. Adjust the level of spiciness by modifying the amount of cayenne pepper and hot sauce in the marinade to suit your taste. They make a great addition to game day spreads or any time you want to spice up your meal.