Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Chicken Legs

You’ll love this grilled chicken legs recipe! Chicken drumsticks are marinated with honey, soy, and Sriracha, wrapped in bacon, and then grilled.Easy bacon-wrapped grilled chicken legs are flavored with honey, soy, and Sriracha!

Remember that one time and that other time I told you I didn’t have a grill? Well, guess what. We got a grill! My oldest LOVES to cookout but only gets to do it when we go on vacation or to someone else’s house, so he is beyond excited. Truth be told, I bought it because a sponsor asked for a grilled recipe, and the customer is always right. I do love grilled food, but often the weather at our house looks like this:

Summer weather in San Francisco. Perfect for grilling?

I’m not complaining because I love the fog, but it doesn’t usually put me in an outdoor cooking kind of mood. This weekend I decided to grab my coat and venture out to enjoy grilling some chicken legs despite the weather. Wrapping them in bacon helped motivate me. I marinated these chicken drumsticks two ways: Spicy and mild. The only difference is whether or not you use sriracha. I think you’ll love them either way. If you don’t happen to have a grill, just cook them in a hot skillet instead!

Wrap your grilled chicken legs with bacon for a summer treat!

Please forgive me if these grilled chicken legs look a little burned. It’s not a reflection of the recipe but just my rusty grilling skills. I need to get to know my new little grill, and I’m sure I’ll be a BBQ master in no time. This Coleman RoadTrip (affiliate link) is the grill we got if you’re interested. I love the way it folds up and is easy to stick in the garage when we’re not using it. Since it’s pretty foggy and damp around here, grills get pretty rusty when left out all the time. I guess it’s really meant for camping or tailgating, but it’s perfect for our weather and lifestyle!

Easy bacon-wrapped chicken drumsticks are flavored with honey, soy, and Sriracha!
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Easy bacon-wrapped chicken drumsticks are flavored with honey, soy, and Sriracha!

Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Chicken Legs

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These simple chicken drumsticks are easy to make and turn out very moist and flavorful thanks to the marinade and bacon!

  • Yield: 4 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha (optional)
  • 4 chicken drumsticks
  • 4 slices bacon uncooked

Instructions

  1. Whisk together soy sauce, honey, and sriracha (if desired). Add chicken legs, and toss to coat. Allow to marinade at least a half hour.
  2. Preheat grill to medium high. (If you don’t have a grill, you can cook these in a hot skillet instead.)
  3. Wrap each chicken drumstick with one slice of bacon. The bacon will stick to the chicken pretty well, so you don’t need to do anything to hold it in place.
  4. Place drumsticks on hot grill (or skillet) and cook approximately 10 minutes before flipping. Cook another 8-10 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Serve immediately.

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Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.

17 comments

martha gentile
8 years ago

the bacon wrapped chicken legs look really good. but could you use thighs, and breast instead?

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Yes of course! Wrapping bacon around any cut of chicken is a good choice ;) Thanks for asking, Martha!

Sara
9 years ago

I made this recipe last night, except I baked them in the oven and threw some potato wedges on the pan to get all bacon-y. We all loved it, thanks!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

I’m so excited that you tried it, Sara! You are an amazing cook, so I’m proud that you liked my recipe :) Thank you!

Jessica @ Sprinkle Some Sugar
9 years ago

Doesn’t bacon just make everything better? These look so delicious!!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

YES! Definitely! Thanks, Jess!

Cecily
9 years ago

I’m not sure why you think that’s burnt, it looks perfect!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Ha! Thank you, Cecily! :)

Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector)
9 years ago

We are so going to try this one! We’ve recently discovered a sriracha that we love, so I can’t wait! Love the San Francisco picture!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Thanks, Jaren! I thought all Sriracha’s were the same, but this last one I got is kind of sweet and not as good. Now I know to be choosier!

Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen
9 years ago

Love this idea, Andi! I always want to buy drumsticks because of how cheap they are, but never have many good ideas of how to prepare them. BACON is always the answer! I definitely want to try these!!!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Thanks, Ashlyn! Bacon always makes everything better :)

Stacey @ Bake.eat.Repeat.
9 years ago

Those sound completely fantastic! Sriracha and bacon? That’s just plain awesome! :)

Michelle @ Blackberry Babe
9 years ago

Honey, sriracha, bacon? YES! These look incredible! Pinned!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Thank you so much, Michelle!!

Annie @Maebells
9 years ago

Yay! I am glad you got a grill! This chicken looks great! My husband would be all over this!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Thanks, Annie! I’m excited about the grill!

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