Char Grilled Honey Soy Garlic Chicken Leg with Purple Sweet Potatoes and Asparagus
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins

This colorful dish isn't just for show! Wonderful umami flavors from the soy pair beautifully with the crisp asparagus and comforting sweet potatoes.

Servings: 2 people
Author: Inspirecookeat
  • 2 whole chicken legs
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce reduced sodium
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled and chopped
  • 2 purple sweet potatoes washed and skins scrubbed
  • 60 g asparagus washed and woody stems trimmed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Combine chicken legs, soy sauce, 1 tbsp cooking oil, honey and garlic in a ziploc bag or bowl to marinate for at least 20 minutes. For longer marination, chicken can be stored covered in a fridge overnight.

  2. Rub the sweet potatoes with remaining cooking oil, season lightly with salt and wrap tightly with aluminium foil. Place sweet potatoes over a preheated grill and cook on medium heat, turning every 10 minutes, until tender when pierced with a fork. Approximately 30-40 minutes. 

  3. Cook chicken on grill over medium-high heat, turning every 5-7 minutes until juices run clear when pierced at the thickest part or the internal temperature of the chicken reads 165° Fahrenheit (75° Celsius). Approximately 30-35 minutes.

  4. Grill asparagus over high heat on the grill till it turns bright green and there are some char marks. Approximately 3-5 minutes.

  5. Transfer items to plate to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Grilled Honey Soy Chicken Leg with Purple Sweet Potatoes and Charred Asparagus