You know friends, from time to time, even the most motivated person needs a little inspiration. That’s what happened to me last week when it came time to cook dinner for my family. Of course  I have my go-to list of recipe favorites but there absolutely nothing there that got me excited to get in the kitchen.  So, I decided to search a few blog sites from a couple of my friends to see what they’d been cooking.  I found all kind of good things from appetizers to main meals to desserts and seeing all that beautiful, delicious food got my creative juices flowing again…thank goodness!

I jotted down a few ideas then started “shopping my pantry” for ingredients.  For the items I didn’t have on hand, I headed to my local farmers market then to the grocery to grab everything I needed. At that point I was ready to cook!  Here’s one of the recipes I came up with and we enjoyed these sticky, flavor packed chicken legs last night.  I have to give a great big THANK YOU to my friend Leah who inspired my dish.  You can find her delicious chicken leg recipe here…


Orange Garlic Chicken Legs
Prep Time
2 hrs 10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
3 hrs

Looking to add some pop and zing to your chicken? Try this yummy orange garlic recipe.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Donya |
  • 8-10 chicken legs
  • 1 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 cloves garlic - minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger (1/2 teaspoon if using dried)
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  1. In a medium size bowl mix soy sauce and remaining 6 ingredients.
  2. Place chicken pieces in a large zip lock bag. Reserve 1/3 cup of marinade pouring remaining over chicken.
  3. Place in refrigerator for 2 hours or overnight.
  4. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  5. Line a baking pan with parchment or tin foil. Fit all chicken pieces on pan and place in oven.
  6. Cook for 20 minutes. Baste chicken with marinade and turn. Cook additional 20 minutes.
  7. Baste chicken and turn once more. Cook for 10 minutes or until chick is thoroughly cooked and browned.
  8. Drizzle with remaining sauce and serve.
I’ve shared my recipe on the The Weekend Potluck from The Country Cook. Make sure to head over and check out lots of great recipes!