Maple, Orange and Basil Chicken Legs

Total Time
6hrs 35mins
Prep 6 hrs
Cook 35 mins

yummy stuff, can also be done on an indoor grill or in the oven.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk the marinade ingredients together in a bowl and pour into a resealable plastic bag.
  2. Add chicken and marinate in refridgerator for at least 5-6 hours or overnight.
  3. Reserve marinade for basting.
  4. Bring reserved marinade to a boil and boil uncovered for 5 minutes.
  5. When ready to cook, brush cold grill with oil or cooking spray and preheat to high.
  6. Grill chicken for 2 minutes per side.
  7. Place chicken to one side of grill, away from direct heat.
  8. Cook, covered for 30-35 minutes, turning and basting often.
  9. When juices run clear remove and serve.
Most Helpful

I loved this recipe!! I used legs and thighs and my husband said they were so tender and flavorful! I made the sauce the day before and let them sit in the refrig overnight and until I came home from work. The flavor was great! You could really taste the maple and because I didn't have fresh basil I used dried. Thank you Kitina for sharing!!

Sandra S. April 20, 2010

Very good chicken recipe! It was so easy and very flavorful! My hubby and kids loved it! I did had make a couple of changes, though. I didn't have any fresh oranges, just the juice, so adding some zest would have added so much to it. I also added about 3 tbsp of brown sugar and about 2 tbsp of ketchup. I also used dried basil. I also cooked the chicken in the oven on 400* for about 1 and 15 minutes. However, even with my changes, it was still very good! I'll be making this again for sure!!!

LDSMom128 September 15, 2009

This was very good! I didn't marinate it the night before so I quadrupled the marinade, added a little bit of brown sugar and put it in the crock pot for 6 hours. the house smelt so sweet when I came home and the chicken fell right off the bone. I will definitely make this again, it was so simple but delicious!

Cookie =) August 21, 2008