Sweet & Spicy Roasted Chicken Legs

Sweet & Spicy Roasted Chicken Legs

Chicken legs are a staple in my menus.  I mean, hellothey are cheap!  And, I’m all about some frugal eats!  I can buy a ton of them for next to nothing.

When I do it up chicken leg style, this recipe is my all-time go-to method to cook them.  These are what you call finger lickin’ good.

Sweet & Spicy Roasted Chicken Legs

Obviously – we’re going to start off with some chicken legs…  You need about 2 pounds, roughly.  You don’t have to be exact – a little more or a little less will work just fine.  You will want to remove the skin from the legs.  Using a sharp knife, cut a few scores into the meaty portion of each leg.

Yes, one of my chicken legs is broken.  It was badly behaved though so trust me when I say it was deserved…. 😉

Sweet & Spicy Roasted Chicken Legs

Whisk together your brown sugar & spices along with 1/2 cup olive oil.

 

Place the chicken legs in a gallon sized ziploc bag, and then dump the spice liquid on in.  Yes, spice liquid – my cooking terminology is impressive.

Marinate for 30 minutes.

Sweet & Spicy Roasted Chicken Legs

Throw the chicken legs into a 9×13 casserole dish.  Ok, so maybe not actually throw it in there… get it in there minus the whole throwing part.

Sweet & Spicy Roasted Chicken Legs

Bake at 350 for 40 minutes.

Sweet & Spicy Roasted Chicken Legs

When they’re done, you’ll be super happy you found this recipe and you will love me forever.  Ok?  Ok.

Sweet & Spicy Roasted Chicken Legs

 

PRINTABLE RECIPE AFTER VIDEO TUTORIAL!

Sweet & Spicy Roasted Chicken Legs

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds skinless chicken legs
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1.5 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Make sure you remove the skin from your chicken legs if you haven’t already done so. Make 3 scores on the meaty section of each chicken leg, & place in a gallon sized ziploc bag. Whisk together the olive oil along with the brown sugar & all the spices. Pour the mixture on top of the chicken in the resealable plastic bag.
  3. Marinate for at least 30 minutes. Place the chicken legs in a 9×13 casserole dish, scores facing up. Bake for 40 minutes.

Try this with other cuts of chicken too! Also great grilled.

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