Saucy Baked Chicken Legs

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Saucy Baked Chicken Legs 

Saucy Baked Chicken Legs is the perfect weeknight family-friendly recipe that’s quick to make and is a yummy chicken drumstick marinade.

“I find myself eating different kinds of chicken each and every day, even if it’s by surprise.” – Ludacris

Finding recipes your entire family will love can be a hard task for a busy mom.  Not only is this recipe delicious and easy to make, chicken legs are less expensive to buy than other cuts of meat.  

Most of us already have all the ingredients on hand, which makes it perfect for those nights when you’re not sure what to make. 

The sauce is amazing and this recipe would be delicious served with rice or mashed potatoes.  

You might want to make a little extra sauce, because you might have everyone fighting over it.  Oven fried chicken legs never tasted so good.  

I think we are all trying to make our lives a little bit easier.  This recipe will help you achieve that goal.  

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I found this recipe in one of my Gooseberry Patch cookbooks.  I love vintage cookbooks.  I’ve finally got around to trying some of those recipes that are piled up in one of my filing cabinets.  

This one was a hit.  I didn’t even need to adjust the original recipe.  

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A Bird in the Hand: Chicken recipes for every day and every mood

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Here’s the quick drumstick recipe for Saucy Baked Chicken Legs:

3 to 4 pounds of chicken drumsticks 

3/4 cup ketchup 

1/3 cup maple syrup 

1/4 cup canola oil 

6 tablespoons steak sauce 

2 tablespoons chili sauce 

2 tablespoons soy sauce 

You can either keep the skin on the chicken drumsticks or remove.  Place drumsticks in a 13″ x 9″ baking pan in a single layer on top of parchment paper.   

Mix remaining ingredients in a bowl.  Pour mixture over drumsticks and toss to coat.  

Bake uncovered for 45-50 minutes at 375 degrees.  Halfway through the baking time, flip the chicken legs over to make sure you have a nice even color on both sides.

The chicken is ready when the juices run clear when pierced.  

Serves 6 to 8 people.  

Saucy Baked Chicken Legs

The sauce makes chicken legs go from good to great. This tasty recipe is sure to become a family favorite!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 to 4 pounds of chicken drumsticks
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 6 tablespoons steak sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

Instructions

You can either keep the skin on the chicken drumsticks or remove. 

Place drumsticks in a 13" x 9" baking pan in a single layer on top of parchment paper.

Mix remaining ingredients in a bowl. Pour mixture over drumsticks and toss to coat. 

Bake uncovered for 45-50 minutes at 375 degrees. Halfway through the baking time, flip the chicken legs over to make sure you have a nice even color on both sides.

The chicken is ready when the juices run clear when pierced. 

Serves 6 to 8 people. 

Notes

You want to put the parchment down because maple syrup is sticky. I didn't do that the first time I made the chicken drumsticks, and I had a big mess to clean up!

Nutrition Information

Yield

10

Serving Size

10

Amount Per Serving Calories 442 Total Fat 22g Saturated Fat 5g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 15g Cholesterol 230mg Sodium 731mg Carbohydrates 15g Fiber 0g Sugar 12g Protein 44g

Tips for making Saucy Baked Chicken Legs: 

1) Make sure you place parchment paper or foil down on your pan.  The maple syrup will create a sticky mess if you don’t.  

I had to learn this little nugget the hard way!

2) For a little color, sprinkle some minced fresh chives or parsley on the chicken drumsticks before serving.  

What are the best side dishes for Saucy Baked Chicken Legs: 

One of my favorite things to serve with this dish is potato salad.  A close second is macaroni salad.  

Some other things you can serve with Baked Chicken Drumsticks are: macaroni and cheese, green beans, roasted potatoes, quinoa, or broccoli.  

Here’s a yummy recipe for Lemon Baked Noodles you can make as a side dish for these oven fried chicken legs.  

How long do you bake Chicken Legs in the Oven:  

It depends on the temperature.  This recipe is set at 375 degrees.  Check on your chicken legs at the 40 minute mark.  

Let me know in the comments below how you liked this recipe and I would love to hear about the side dishes you tried with Saucy Baked Chicken Legs.  

Thank you so much for dropping by!

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Saucy Baked Chicken Legs is the perfect weeknight family-friendly recipe that's quick to make and is a yummy chicken drumstick marinade.

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