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honey garlic chicken

Grilled Spicy Honey Garlic Chicken

Grilled chicken that's sweet and spicy in all the best ways. Guaranteed to be your favorite grilling recipe this summer.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Grilled Spicy Honey Garlic Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinating 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 588kcal
Author Cathy


  • 6 tbsps honey
  • 3 tbsps sriracha
  • 3 tbsps rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsps low-sodium soy sauce
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 4 lbs chicken drumsticks and thighs

Optional Garnishes:

  • green onion, sliced
  • cilantro leaves, fresh
  • toasted sesame seeds


  • In a large bowl, whisk together honey, sriracha, rice vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, and salt.
  • Add chicken to the marinade and toss well to coat.
  • Cover the bowl and refrigerate at least 2 hours, but up to 12 hours.
  • Preheat a grill to medium-high heat. Place chicken on the hot grill and immediately turn the temperature down to medium. Cover the grill and cook until the chicken is fully cooked, flipping once. It should register 165 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer in the thickest part of the meat not touching a bone. (This usually takes about 10 minutes per side over medium heat with the grill closed.)
  • Remove chicken from the grill and serve with any garnishes you prefer.


Calories: 588kcal | Carbohydrates: 19.5g | Protein: 66.3g | Fat: 26.4g | Saturated Fat: 6.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10.1g | Cholesterol: 204.4mg | Sodium: 515.8mg | Potassium: 450.9mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 18.1g | Vitamin C: 9.8mg | Calcium: 7.7mg | Iron: 7.4mg