Chicken Legs with Honey and Aleppo

For an easy weeknight dinner, chef Zoi Antonitsas marinates chicken in a sweet and tangy mix of vinegar, honey, garlic, Aleppo pepper and herbs.

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  • Servings: 6
  • Time(Other): plus overnight marinating

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  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Aleppo pepper
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt, plus more for sprinkling
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped thyme
  • 4 chicken drumsticks
  • 4 chicken thighs

How to make this recipe

  1. In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients except the chicken and whisk until the honey is dissolved. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the marinade in a small bowl and refrigerate. Add the chicken to the large bowl and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

  2. Preheat the oven to 425°. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil. Remove the chicken from the marinade, letting the excess drip back into the bowl. Arrange the chicken skin side up on the baking sheet. Roast for 40 to 45 minutes, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the largest piece registers 160°. Transfer to a platter. Drizzle the chicken with the reserved marinade, sprinkle with salt and serve.

Serve With

Flatbread, tzatziki, Greek salad.

Suggested Pairing

Pair this chicken dish with a spiced, brambly Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir.

Contributed By Published July 2015

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