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Baked Chicken Legs – one of the best baked chicken legs recipe ever, with honey, lemon pepper seasoning and liquid smoke. Easy recipe with crispy skin chicken drumsticks perfect for tonight’s dinner.

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Baked Chicken Legs - one of the best baked chicken legs recipe ever, with honey, lemon pepper seasoning and liquid smoke. Easy recipe with crispy skin chicken drumsticks perfect for tonight's dinner.

Baked chicken legs on a serving platter.

Baked Chicken Legs Recipes

I have many recipes of oven baked chicken drumsticks; they are my favorite chicken recipes. Today, I am sharing this crazy easy recipe of baked chicken legs with you.

All you need are 5 pantry ingredients that you already have at home. What’s more, there is no marinade time, just mix and bake!

These chicken drumsticks are absolutely moist, juicy, delicious with crispy skin and BBQ flavors, thanks to the secret ingredient of Hickory Liquid Smoke.

One of the best baked chicken legs recipes with crispy skin.

How to Bake Chicken Legs?

To bake this recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

Chicken drumsticks/legs
Honey
Lemon pepper seasonings
Cayenne pepper
Liquid smoke
Salt

These simple ingredients guarantee mouthwatering results. The liquid smoke adds the BBQ flavors to the chicken, making them BBQ restaurants quality.

Oven baked chicken legs with bbq flavors.

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How Long to Bake Chicken Legs?

For the best chicken drumsticks in oven, bake at 400°F or 204°C for 30-35 minutes, depending on the size of the chicken legs.

You want moist and juicy meat, and not dry and rubbery. DO NOT OVER BAKE.

To make sure that the meat is completely cooked through, use a meat thermometer and insert into the deepest part of the chicken leg closed to the bone. The internal temperature should be 165°F (75°C).

Crispy skin baked chicken drumsticks.

Cook’s Tips
Use your favorite bottled lemon pepper seasoning.
Buy organic chicken drumsticks which are smaller in size. Bake longer if the size is bigger.
Bake the chicken legs for 15 minutes, then turn over and bake for another 15-20 minutes. To have crispy skin, broil for 1 minute or until the skin crisps up.

Baked chicken legs bone in.

Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Bake the Chicken Legs at 375°F?

You sure can. Just bake for an extra 10 minutes if you use a lower temperature.

Use a meat thermometer to check doneness.

Can I Use Leg Quarters?

Yes, you can. Just cut up the leg quarters and separate the legs and thighs. Follow the easy recipe and you will have the same results.

How Many Calories Per Serving?

This recipe is only 291 calories per serving.

What to Serve with this Recipe?

Serve this dish with side dishes, rice or pasta. For a healthy meal and easy weeknight dinner, I recommend the following recipes.

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Baked Chicken Legs Recipe


Servings 4 people


Prep Time 5 minutes


Cook Time 30 minutes


Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients


2
lbs
chicken legs (chicken drumsticks)


2-1/4
tablespoons
honey


1
tablespoon
bottled lemon pepper seasoning


3
dashes
cayenne pepper


1/2
tablespoon
Hickory Liquid Smoke


pinch of salt


chopped parsley leaves

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Directions

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In a big bowl, add the chicken legs, honey, lemon pepper seasoning, cayenne pepper, liquid smoke and salt together. Stir to mix well.


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3

Arrange the chicken legs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Scoop the marinade on the chicken legs.


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4

Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, then turn over to the other side and bake for another 15-20 minutes until the chicken meat is just cooked through. Broil for 1 minute or until the skin turns golden brown and crispy. Garnish the baked chicken legs with chopped parsley, serve immediately.


Nutrition Facts

Baked Chicken Legs Recipe

Amount Per Serving (4 people)

Calories 291
Calories from Fat 189

% Daily Value*

Fat 21g32%

Saturated Fat 6g38%

Cholesterol 120mg40%

Sodium 113mg5%

Potassium 297mg8%

Carbohydrates 4g1%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 2g2%

Protein 21g42%

Vitamin A 431IU9%

Vitamin C 1mg1%

Calcium 18mg2%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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