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Easy Roasted Chicken Legs

Roasted chicken legs, baked chicken legs, roasted chicken drumsticks

These Easy Roasted Chicken Legs are so juicy and flavorful! The take just a few minutes to toss together and they’re ready for dinner!

The nice thing about making chicken legs is that they’re already a juicy cut of meat so you don’t need to marinade them in order to get great flavor. These are prepped in just a few minutes, tossed in the oven, and pretty much a no hassle protein.

Roasted chicken legs, baked chicken legs, roasted chicken drumsticks

The first step to make these easy roasted chicken legs is to spray a pan with non-stick spray and heat the oven.

At what temperature should you roast chicken legs?

400 seems to be the sweet spot. It gets the chicken legs cooked throughout in a reasonable amount of time without overly charring the outside of the legs.

The other cool thing about this recipe is that you can customize these seasonings however you’d like. This mix is what I think tastes amazing but you can always use your favorite seasonings or adjust these ingredients. I mix them with the oil to make a paste which sticks onto the chicken legs instead of just running off.

Seasoning mix for chicken legs:

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder 
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder 
  • ½ teaspoon paprika 
  • ½ teaspoon salt 
  • ½ teaspoon pepper 

Seasonings for roasted chicken legs

Once you’ve made your seasoning/oil mixture, you can toss the chicken legs with the mixture. I used a bowl here but totally would have been easier in a zip-top bag if I hadn’t run out!

Raw Chicken legs in seasoning

Once coated in the seasonings, you can place them on the sprayed sheet pan, bake, and enjoy!!

roasted chicken legs, baked chicken legs, roasted chicken drumsticks

roasted chicken legs, baked chicken legs, roasted chicken drumsticks

Once they’re finished baking, you’ll have the juiciest most flavorful chicken legs! I like to sprinkle a little parsley over these once they’re done but that’s just personal preference for some color pop!

What to eat with roasted chicken legs:

Roasted chicken legs, baked chicken legs, roasted chicken drumsticks
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5 from 6 votes

Easy Roasted Chicken Legs

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Coco and Ash


  • non-stick cooking spray


  • 6-8 chicken legs (skin optional)
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons oil (avocado, olive, or canola work fine)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees and spray a sheet pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Mix together the oil and all the seasonings.
  • Add the chicken legs to either a zip-top bag or a bowl then add in the seasoning/oil mixture and toss to coat the chicken.
  • Add the chicken legs to the sprayed baking sheet and bake for 45-50 minutes.
  • Let sit for 10 minutes then enjoy!

Easy roasted chicken legs

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    May 18, 2021 at 1:53 pm

    A perfect healthy and flavorful Roasted Chicken Legs. Easy and quick to make too.

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    Claudia Lamascolo
    May 18, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    you have made the perfect seasoned chicken we loved it and everyone said for me to make it again!

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    Jessica Formicola
    May 18, 2021 at 2:12 pm

    I am so tired of boring chicken dinners, and these chicken legs are anything but boring! I will be making them over and over again!

  • Reply
    May 18, 2021 at 3:04 pm

    Such a flavorful and easy meal! These chicken legs sound absolutely amazing with the addition of those spices. Yum!

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    May 18, 2021 at 3:16 pm

    This looks so flavorful, and I can’t wait to try ASAP but I don’t have paprika. Thanks for sharing!

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    May 18, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    Chicken legs are my favorite and this looks super easy to make! I’m trying it out for dinner tomorrow.

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