Do you have that “go to” recipe you use for a football party or tailgate? Grilled Orange and Honey Sriracha Chicken might just make the list for me!
This Grilled Chicken Recipe is Easy and Tasty
Let’s talk about how fast it is: This marinade is quick and easy to make and can be used for chicken wings, drumsticks, thighs or even breasts. You can even use this for chicken cubes on a skewer with vegetables. This marinade is that versatile!!
Let’s talk about how easy it is: It really doesn’t get much easier than this….maybe our Grilled Honey Lemon Chicken Recipe is a tiny bit easier but this recipe will take just a few minutes to prepare. So you can have a soccer game in the morning, birthday party in the afternoon and still grill these up before your kids’ evening activities without much effort. All you moms – I’m thinking of you here!! I relate 100%!!
Let’s talk about how tasty it is: These are full of flavor and I’m happy to say that it is a layered flavor! I smell and taste the orange first! Oh so good. And then, BAM! That sriracha flavoring comes into play and I feel that tiny bit of heat. The aftertaste is definitely that fantastic peppery, sriracha. Jason and I both agree (which is almost unheard of!) that it is one of the more complex flavors we have grilled.
Let’s talk about substitutes: You can easily use lemonade or limeade concentrates in place of the orange concentrate if you like. There is a really cool orange pineapple one out there as well. Play with it and have fun!
Tip: Don’t throw away the remaining ½ can of concentrate. Either make the Grilled Cinnamon Pineapple Slices or make a quick quart of orange juice!
Prepare the Grilled Orange and Honey Sriracha Chicken
Mix the honey, sriracha, chili oil and ½ can of orange juice concentrate and mix together in a bowl. Reserve ½ cup for brushing on the chicken at the end of grill time and put the remainder in a ziplock bag with your chicken. Marinade for 4-6 hours.
Grilling the Chicken
Heat the grill to 350 degrees. This is not the time to put the chicken on early because you are running out of time. Wait for it to heat up or you will lose all your grill marks and it will almost “bake” rather than grill. Grill for six minutes and flip them over. Grill the other side for another six minutes.
At the end, brush on remaining marinade that you reserved (not what was in the bag!) and it will help create a little bit of glaze.
These are ready to serve.
- 12 drum sticks you can use wings or chicken thighs
- 1/4 c honey
- 1/4 c sriracha sauce
- 1 tbs chili oil
- 1/2 can orange juice concentrate
- Mix honey, sriracha sauce, chili oil and orange juice concentrate together in a bow
- Reserve 1/4 c marinade to brush on at the end of grilling.
- Pour into a ziplock bag and add chicken.
- Mix and marinade in fridge for 4-6 hours.
- Heat grill to 350 degrees.
- Place chicken on grill grate and cook for 6 minutes.
- Flip and cook an additional 6 minutes.
- When the chicken is almost finished, brush on reserved marinade on both sides and it should create a sticky glaze.