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Crispy Baked Chicken Legs

Baked Chicken Legs are tender, juicy, and perfectly caramelized! Have perfectly seasoned chicken legs for a quick dinner with just a few basic ingredients!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Baked Chicken Legs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 3 servings
Calories 729 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 6 chicken legs bone-in and skin-on
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Fresh rosemary
  • Lemon wedges


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Lightly grease a 10x10 baking dish with olive oil and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl mix lemon juice, honey, and olive oil. Add chicken legs and toss to combine.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients and toss to combine.
  5. Transfer to the prepared baking dish and bake for 40-45 minutes or until juices run clear and chicken reaches 165 degrees F or until golden brown.
  6. Broil for 1-2 minutes if desired for extra crispy skin.

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Nutrition Facts
Crispy Baked Chicken Legs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 729 Calories from Fat 495
% Daily Value*
Fat 55g85%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 240mg80%
Sodium 219mg10%
Potassium 576mg16%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 43g86%
Vitamin A 1386IU28%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.