These oven baked chicken legs are so versatile and are a great base for spices. They are inexpensive, easy to make and taste great!!! They do not require much hands-on time, at all. You can marinate them a day in advance. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, wrap well with plastic wrap and refrigerate; bake when you ready. It’s that easy.
***(By placing on the cookie rack the excess fat will drip onto the bottom of the pan allowing the skin to crisp up.) ***I highly recommend wrapping a baking sheet in tin foil so you don’t have a ton of clean up when you are finished.
2 pounds chicken thighs and drumsticks
4 cloves garlic, crushed
2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. yellow mustard
1 Tbsp. ketchup
1 Tbsp. paprika
1 tsp. cumin
Salt and black pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 420 degrees F.
In a large bowl toss and coat the chicken with all the ingredients, wrap well with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes; arrange chicken in baking sheet on cookie rack.
Place in oven and roast for about 40-45 minutes or until they are crispy golden brown.
Serve with salad, pasta or mashed potatoes.
Tender Oven Baked Chicken Legs
- 2 pounds chicken thighs and drumsticks
- 4 cloves garlic, crushed
- 2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
- 1 Tbsp. yellow mustard
- 1 Tbsp. ketchup
- 1 Tbsp. paprika
- 1 tsp. cumin
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 420 degrees F. In a large bowl toss and coat the chicken with all the ingredients, wrap well with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes; arrange chicken in baking sheet on cookie rack. Place in oven and roast for about 40-45 minutes or until they are crispy golden brown.
- Serve with salad, pasta or mashed potatoes.
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Inessa, I made this for dinner and my family loved them. Thank you so much for your wonderful recipes. God bless
The marinade for these drumsticks is very Yummy. Definitely a keeper recipe:) Thank you!
I’m actually still waiting for these to finish in the oven. I had some extra marinade so I coated some mushrooms with it and used the leftover breading from the side of okra I have going and fried up the marinaded mushrooms and OH my goodness, SO delicious. So, THANK YOU for that! I’ll definitely be using this again!
made these several times. they are easy and delicious. thank you!
I made these for dinner and hubby said, best chicken ever! I will be making these again. Thanks for the recioe!
I’m not very fond of chicken legs or thighs, but this recipe sure changed my taste for them. Delicious. A keeper in my book. And I love the idea of baking them on a cookie rack. Great idea.
Is this a total of 2lbs of chicken or 2lbs each thighs and drums? Thanks
Hi Judy, yes it is.
My family LOVES this recipe!
I tweeked it a bit but it’s one of their favorites!
I thought it was called the “Russian Drumsticks” and came to find out it wasn’t but my family now calls it that now lol
Thank You again!
Would it taste much diff if I replaced mustard for dijon mustard? I dont have plain mustard on hand. Thanks!
It should work 😊
Great recipe! Family loved it.