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5 from 6 votes

Sweet & Spicy Roasted Chicken Legs


  • 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


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • 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.
  • Marinate for at least 30 minutes. Place the chicken legs in a 9x13 casserole dish, scores facing up. Bake for 40 minutes.