Stupid-Easy Recipe for Simple Baked Chicken Legs (#1 Top-Rated)


Break away from boring chicken breast with easy, flavorful baked chicken drumsticks.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for Simple Baked Chicken Legs.

1. Info for Simple Baked Chicken Legs

  • Cook Time: 47 min
  • Total Time: 47 min
  • Servings: 4
  • Calories: 560.62 kcal

2. Ingredients for Simple Baked Chicken Legs

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 1/2 lb. chicken drumsticks (patted dry)
  • 2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. paprika

3. Directions:

3.1 Preheat

Preheat the oven to 375°F.

3.2 Prep

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spray with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

Place the chicken in a large mixing bowl and season with the salt and pepper. Add the olive oil, garlic powder, and paprika. Toss with a rubber spatula to thoroughly coat the chicken in oil and seasonings.

Arrange the chicken legs on the prepared baking sheet.

3.3 Oven

Roast the chicken on middle rack of oven until it is slightly brown, 20-30 minutes.

Set the oven to broil. Broil the chicken until skin is caramelized and meat has reached an internal temperature of 165°F, 3-5 minutes. Keep a close eye on the chicken to ensure it does not burn.

3.4 Check

Check to see that chicken is done. Remove from oven or add time as needed.

3.5 Serve

Transfer chicken legs to a plate and serve immediately.


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