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Spicy Honey Mustard Chicken Legs

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In this household, we are big fans of hot things. For example –> Summertime (can it just last forever?) Wasabi. Cayenne. Kimchi. Sriracha. Ginger. Curry. Hot sauce. And LOTS of spicy mustard. 

In true Indiana fashion, we’ve been grilling out every chance we get this summer. (Who wants to turn the oven on when it’s 95 degrees?) We’ve grilled burgers, sweet corn, cabbage, hot dogs, mushrooms, zucchini, and plenty of chicken legs. After making grilled chicken legs approximately 73 times, we’ve officially discovered the PERFECT marinade for them using just 5 ingredients. Colman’s Mustard, honey, paprika, salt, and pepper. The quality of the honey and the mustard is key here. Colman’s is our favorite for this marinade because it has some solid heat to it. It’s made with a blend of white and brown mustard seeds from Norwich, England so you KNOW it’s good. I’ve tried infinite types of mustard and nothing compares to Colman’s. It has just the right amount of kick to balance out the sweetness of the honey in this recipe. 

The result of this marinade is grilled chicken legs that are flavor-packed, juicy, fall-off-the-bone tender, complete with crispy skin, and gorgeous grill marks. Sticky, sweet heat that can’t be beat. (I probably could’ve been a rapper in another life.) 

If you’ve ever had dry/overdone grilled chicken, I feel you. Dry grilled chicken is what made me think I hated chicken back in the day. But this? Oh. This is a game-changer. This will turn you into a grilled chicken addict. You’ll be going back for thirds and all of your friends will be asking for the recipe. The best part? It’s easy! Just a few steps to grilled chicken perfection. 👇👇👇

How to Grill Juicy Chicken Legs 

  • It’s all in the marinade. Add Colman’s Mustard, honey, olive oil, and salt to a large bowl and whisk together. Add the drumsticks to the bowl and toss to combine, then set aside to marinate.
  • Preheat the grill to medium-high and spritz with oil. Use tongs to place the drumsticks onto the grate. 
  • Cook 16-20 minutes, flipping at the halfway mark. 
  • Remove from heat and allow to rest for 5 minutes. 

These grilled chicken legs are the most important thing you’re going to throw on the grill this month. Pair them up with sweet corn and pasta salad and do it quick! Before summer fades away. Also, do it while there’s an Ibotta offer going on for Colman’s! You just download the Ibotta app, buy your Colman’s, and get cash back for buying the best mustard on earth so it’s very much a win-win situation. We’ve been using this app for about 6 months now and we’ve earned almost $40 cash back. Amazing, right?

Alright! Make these bad boys ASAP. Snap a picture and be sure to tag us on the ‘gram. We love sharing what you’ve made on our stories!

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Spicy Honey Mustard Chicken Legs

This spicy honey mustard chicken legs recipe creates the BEST grilled chicken legs ever. They’re juicy, tender, and so flavorful. The marinade involves just a few simple ingredients and the chicken is so easy to grill!

  • Author: The Fitchen
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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. chicken legs (about 4 drumsticks)
  • ¼ cup Colman’s Prepared Mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • cooking spray for grill

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine Colman’s Mustard, honey, salt, pepper, and paprika. Whisk to combine. Add chicken to the bowl and toss to coat thoroughly. Cover bowl and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Heat grill to medium-high. Spritz the grill grate with cooking spray of choice. Place chicken legs on the grate and cook 16-20 minutes, flipping at the halfway mark. Or until internal temperature reaches 165º.
  3. Remove the chicken from the grill and allow it to rest for 5 minutes.
  4. Serve and enjoy! Some of our favorite sides are grilled sweet corn, pasta salad, and watermelon for dessert.

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25 Comments
  • Boo Radley
    October 30, 2019

    Why is the man with his hands in the video wearing a women’s wedding ring? Just curious.

    • thefitchen
      November 8, 2019

      Why are you spending your time obsessing over someone’s hands in a video about food?

  • Eden | Sweet Tea and Thyme
    September 1, 2019

    These are so delish! Mustard is the flavor underdog as a seasoning for proteins!

  • Amanda Mason
    September 1, 2019

    These are amazing! The marinade is amazing – love any type of a mustard based marinade! Definitely a keeper recipe!

    • thefitchen
      September 23, 2019

      Me too – I love mustard marinades!

  • Kushigalu
    September 1, 2019

    Totally in love with the flavors in the recipe. My mouth is watering. I will try this soon!

    • thefitchen
      September 23, 2019

      Yay! I hope you enjoy it!

  • Debbie
    September 1, 2019

    We grill a lot in the summer also. This Spicy Honey Mustard marinade sounds fabulous ..We love flavorful marinades that are spicy, tangy and sweet all at the same time.

    • thefitchen
      September 23, 2019

      We grill every chance we get! You’ll definitely love this recipe. :)

  • Donna
    September 1, 2019

    I LOVE Colman’s mustard, it has such great flavour and pairs just perfectly with this chicken!

    • thefitchen
      September 23, 2019

      SAME! It’s so good and spicy.

  • Sharon
    August 31, 2019

    The spicy honey mustard sauce on this has me ready to break out my grill! I love how simple it is but absolutely delicious.

    • thefitchen
      September 23, 2019

      Yessss! Break it out. You will not regret it! :)

  • Kylee Ayotte
    August 30, 2019

    haha – we live in Phoenix, and hope summer doesn’t last one more SECOND!! These look incredible, the perfect dinner for my family!

    • thefitchen
      September 23, 2019

      If I lived in Phoenix, I might agree. Here in Indiana, I am soaking up every last second!

  • Linda
    August 30, 2019

    Like you, I’m a fan of hot things and this spicy honey mustard chicken makes a perfect addition to our upcoming barbecue. I’ll be sure to make an extra batch of sauce because you never know when you crave for these chickens.

    • thefitchen
      August 30, 2019

      Good thinking! I usually make a double batch of the marinade too. That way you can use it as dipping sauce too!

  • Mama Maggie's Kitchen
    August 29, 2019

    Yum! This Spicy Honey Mustard Chicken Leg is making me hungry! Once I try this, I might turn into a grilled chicken addict as you said!

    • thefitchen
      August 30, 2019

      You just might! Hope you enjoy. :)

  • SHANIKA
    August 29, 2019

    THIS CHICKEN LEGS RECIPE IS SUCH A GREAT OPTION FOR ANY MEAL. I LOVE GRILLING SEASON AND THE COMBO OF THE MUSTARD AND HONEY IN THIS SOUNDS AMAZING!

    • thefitchen
      August 30, 2019

      Me too! I wish grilling season would never end!

  • Jacqui Debono
    August 29, 2019

    So excited to see a recipe that uses Colman’s mustard! Being English, it’s a staple ingredient in our house!

    • thefitchen
      August 30, 2019

      Ahhh that’s so cool! It’s absolutely our favorite mustard. :)

  • Leslie
    August 29, 2019

    Loving this flavor combo in your recipe! Honey mustard is such a perfect marinade for chicken! Always my go-to!

    • thefitchen
      August 30, 2019

      Yes! It’s the best marinade for sure. :)