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40 Easy Weeknight Dinners To Make Tonight

Say goodbye to boring Monday thru Thursday dinners with this collection of easy weeknight meals. These family friendly dinners will have you sitting down to eat delicious food in no time flat. And here is a bonus grilled chicken recipe that's sweet and spicy in all the best ways.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Grilled Chicken with Marinade
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


  • 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 and refrigerate at least 2 hours, but up to 12 hours.
  • Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Place chicken on the hot grill and immediately turn the temperature down to medium. Cover and cook until 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 and serve!


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