Easy 3 ingredient recipe for the most heavenly chicken you’ll ever taste!
I have made this recipe dozens of times. I started out using 1/2 cup of melted butter in the marinade. Sometimes I still do that if I am going to cook it on the grill or if I am using chicken breasts, this keeps it from drying out. If I am baking it or I’m using leg meat I usually just leave out the butter. This recipe works well for summer grill outs and when I make it I NEVER have leftovers. I try to make as large a batch as I can so that I will have leftovers because it tastes just as amazing the next day. If you do have leftovers and want to add it to some other recipes it imparts a magnificent flavor!
I use Frank’s Red Hot and I buy it in bulk. I used to get it at Costco, but they stopped carrying it and made me so sad. Now I have to get it on my Amazon Prime Pantry.
If you are following the Trim Healthy Mama plan, this recipe is an S! I have had several people ask me about using Soy sauce on the THM plan; please reference p. 36 in the Plan book for a list of S-Friendly condiments and p. 52 for a list of E-Friendly condiments, both state: “Bragg Liquid Aminos/Coconut Aminos/Tamari/Soy Sauce” in the list of approved condiments. Also, keep in mind that this is a marinade, which is discarded when you remove the chicken for grilling/baking. Soy sauce can be healthy when it is fermented, so choose wisely. There are several brands I chose from:
- Eden Foods Organic Shoyu Sauce, which can be found on iHerb
- Eden Organic Tamari, I can find this locally at many health food shops and Asian Markets
- Ohsawa ORGANIC GLUTEN-FREE TAMARI (this is my all time favorite brand) I get this brand from Thrive Market on occasion I find it locally.
- Coconut Secret Coconut Aminos I can buy locally or from Amazon
- Bragg’s Liquid Amino’s which can be purchase at Kroger and is also available from Amazon and Thrive Market (although I don’t often use Bragg’s Liquid Amino’s because of the naturally occurring monosodium glutamate in it and my son and I both have a sensitivity to MSG, plus I don’t really think it tastes as good as traditionally fermented soy sauce)
- Trader Joe’s Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce is traditionally fermented by a company in Japan producing a high quality soy sauce using only natural ingredients. See what else I buy at Trader Joe’s here.
If you use chicken breast and no butter (as the recipe above calls for: just the hot sauce and soy sauce) you can use it in an E setting. In the photos I have paired it with a lovely purple cauliflower I found at Trader Joe’s. To see what else I buy at Trader Joe’s go to my YouTube video here.
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Yield 12 servings
This recipe is so easy to make and gives the chicken such a heavenly flavor. I came up with this recipe several summers ago and my children have asked for "that heavenly chicken" ever since.
- 1 cup, Soy sauce
- 1 cup(s), Red Hot Sauce - Original
- 5 lb(s), Organic Whole Legs
- Combine Soy Sauce and Frank's Red Hot Sauce in a marinating bag or bowl.
- Add chicken.
- Allow to marinade 2-12 hours (I always throw mine together in the morning and then cook it in the afternoon)
- Grill for best flavor or if baking, preheat the oven to 375°F.
- Bake the chicken legs in a 375°F oven 45 to 50 minutes, or until an internal thermometer reaches 165°F.
Courses THM, Paleo, Low Carb
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 23 g
Total Carbohydrates 2 g
Protein 35 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.