Baked chicken legs are one meal that I know my family will all eat and enjoy. A favorite among the kids, they gobble down this chicken leg recipe and ask for more. And the best part? Chicken legs are cheap!
I do not like to eat chicken off the bone. As a matter of fact, the only thing I really like with a bone in is barbecue ribs and that is only because I cannot find a boneless version. But, these chicken legs are so decadent and delicious. My husband looked at me stunned.
“I’ve never seen you eat chicken with a bone before.”
Ha! After 13 years of marriage when you think all the newness is gone, I shocked him.
One of the best things about chicken legs is the price. Chicken legs are very affordable even when not on sale. So, when I see a buy one, get one sale or a manager’s special… it is hard for me to walk away.
But aside from frying or grilling them, I get bored easily.
One night this week, I decided to bake chicken legs in the oven but wanted to give them more of an Asian flavor.
After mixing together a marinade, I tossed the chicken legs into the bowl and let them rest (covered) on the counter for about 20 minutes, giving an additional toss once or twice.
Once the chicken was in the oven, I boiled the marinade and used it to baste the chicken legs. Divine!
Cook’s Note: These Baked Chicken Legs are sticky. If you prefer a crispier skin, I recommend browning the chicken legs in a small amount of olive oil over medium-high heat after marinating and prior to placing in the oven.