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Baked Chicken Legs Recipe

Baked Chicken Legs are tender, juicy, and perfectly caramelized in delicious homemade honey and lemon marinade! Have perfectly seasoned chicken drumsticks 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 729kcal
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


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Lightly grease a 10x10 baking dish with olive oil and set it aside.
  • In a large bowl mix lemon juice, honey, and olive oil. Add chicken legs and toss to combine.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and toss to combine.
  • 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.
  • Broil for 1-2 minutes if desired for extra crispy skin.



Calories: 729kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 55g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 240mg | Sodium: 219mg | Potassium: 576mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1386IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg