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    The 35 BEST Chicken Leg Recipes

    If you’re wondering what to cook with chicken legs, we have you covered!

    This collection of easy Chicken Leg Recipes includes plenty of quick weeknight dinners that are budget friendly and delicious.

    You’ll find a huge variety of flavors from all around the world. And no matter your cooking method, from stovetop to oven, grill to air fryer, there’s a recipe here for you.

    Cook your way through all of these great chicken legs recipes, we bet you’ll find some new favorites!

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    Chicken Leg Recipes:

    1. Baked Honey Mustard Chicken

    Meet your new favorite Chicken Leg Recipe, Baked Honey Mustard Chicken!

    This sweet, savory, and saucy dish will be a game changer as it is perfectly coated with a delicious marinade and then cooked to juicy perfection. It can be your favorite meal prep recipe also. Enjoy…

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    2. Peruvian Chicken Legs

    This Peruvian roasted chicken is a total flavor Bomb! Tender, juicy, beautifully crisped up chicken loaded with awesome bold, delicious flavors.

    This isn’t your regular rotisserie chicken. Just imagine 10 times more flavorful. The accompanying green sauce is divine!

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    3. Chicken Jollof Rice

    Chicken Jollof Rice is typically a celebration worthy of a West African dish that is full of vibrant and flavorful ingredients.

    You will really love each and every bite of this hearty rice dish, which is cooked in an amazing tomato and spice-based sauce. It tastes incredibly yummy.

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    4. Asopao de Pollo (Chicken & Rice Stew)

    Try our Asopao de Pollo, a stew with tender chicken, rice, and vegetables. It’s a traditional Caribbean dish, perfect for colder days.

    Get the Recipe: Asopao de Pollo

    5. Piri Piri Chicken

    Make a popular restaurant-style chicken at home with this Piri Piri Chicken recipe. It’s a famous Portuguese dish made with a flavorful marinade and a spicy Piri Piri sauce.

    If you love spicy, this will become one of your favorite chicken leg recipes.

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    6. Dominican Pollo Guisado (Chicken Stew)

    Pollo Guisado means Chicken Stew in Spanish. It’s a tasty staple dish from Latin Caribbean Islands.

    This blissful stew has fall-apart tender chicken and is outstandingly delicious. Serve with steamed rice to make yourself the most delicious meal ever.

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    7. Vietnamese Chicken Curry

    A bowl full of light, brothy curry with a golden hue!! Tender chunks of chicken, aromatic spices, some veggies in a luscious coconut milk base infused with lemon grass, garlic and fish sauce. How can that not be delicious?

    Now you have my attention my friends. That’s Cà Ri Gà, or Vietnamese Chicken Curry, for you!! This curry is a perfect example of the intricate balance of flavors that Vietnamese cuisine is famous for.

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    8. Tandoori Chicken

    Tandoori Chicken is one of our most loved chicken leg recipes, and it’s super easy to make at home.

    This recipe shows how to use simple staple Indian spices, along with yogurt to create a fabulous marinade, which makes your chicken so so flavorful.

    You will definitely get addicted to these classic Indian flavors.

    Get the Recipe @ onceuponachef

    9. Crispy Fried Chicken Legs

    Have you tried Tavern Fried Chicken yet? If not, then you are missing out on major crunch and flavors.

    This style of cooking makes the best of the best-fried chicken, which has perfectly crispy skin and delicious flavors. After making this at home, your not making fried chicken any other way.

    Get the Recipe @ aspicyperspective

    10. Baked Chicken Legs And Vegetables

    Baked Chicken Legs and Vegetables is an incredible weeknight dinner with minimal effort from your side.

    The Ranch marinade makes the dish super special and delicious. Cook it to juicy and tender perfection, and make your family content and happy.

    Get the Recipe @ theflavoursofkitchen

    11. Air Fryer Chicken Legs

    This Air Fryer Chicken Leg recipe is so delicious, and it’s loved by kids and adults alike. Air Fryer dishes are convenient, quick, and healthy to make.

    The outside is crispy, and the inside tender. The savory and sweet seasoning makes these chicken legs finger-licking good.

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    12. Cuban Mojo Chicken 

    You will get obsessed with this Cuban Mojo Chicken. These succulent chicken legs are marinated in the best combinations of ingredients, which deliver sweet, tangy, and sour flavors.

    Pair this easy and delicious dish with fresh pineapple avocado salsa, and make a party-ready dish any time. It’s so good!

    Get the Recipe @ easychickenrecipes

    13. Chicken Adobo 

    Try a famous national dish from the Philippines with the help of this fantastic recipe, Chicken Adobo.

    It has a flavorful marinade, which has sweet, sour, and salty flavors. You make the dish saucy or make it dry. In either variation, it will be your family’s new favorite chicken leg dish.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingwithcocktailrings

    14. Brown Sugar Garlic Baked Chicken Legs

    Looking for a simple family dinner recipe? Then look no further and make these Brown Sugar Garlic Baked Chicken Legs.

    You don’t have to marinate chicken, and need only 5 minutes of prep work to turn this into a fab dish. You will get the most flavorful and fall-off-the-bone tender chicken in less than an hour.

    Get the Recipe @ dinnerthendessert

    15. Korean BBQ Chicken Legs

    Guys, treat yourself to these Korean BBQ Chicken Legs, they’re going to be your new go-to weeknight dinner dish.

    This hassle-free recipe is chock full of mouth-watering flavors. You will relish this sticky, sweet, salty, and super yummy chicken.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    16. Southern Smothered Chicken Legs

    Do you like a chicken with gravy recipes? Then we have found the best recipe for you, Southern Smothered Chicken!

    This easy and delicious dish is made with perfectly seasoned chicken smothered in a super flavorful roux-based gravy. We bet you will come for a second or third serving.

    Get the Recipe @ kitchenfunwithmy3sons

    17. One Pot Moroccan Chicken Tagine

    This One-Pot Moroccan Chicken Tagine recipe is an easy version of the classic recipe.

    It’s a traditional dish that is tasty and full of nutrition, and it can easily make your weeknight dinner unforgettable. Try this recipe chicken tonight!

    Get the Recipe @ notenoughcinnamon

    18. Lemon Garlic Baked Chicken Drumsticks

    Give your beloved chicken legs a Mediterranean makeover with these Lemon Garlic Baked Chicken Drumsticks.

    This delicious marinade is the hero of this recipe. Once you perfect it you can make a drool-worthy dish anytime.

    Serve these juicy and flavorful drumsticks with tzitzit sauce, salad, or roasted veggies.

    Get the Recipe @ themediterraneandish

    19.  One Pan Chicken and Orzo

    Craving some Greek flavors? Then make this excellent One Pan Chicken and Orzo, you will totally fall in love with this cozy weeknight family meal.

    The bold flavors make this dish simply epic. Just follow the recipe’s tips and tricks to make it perfect every time.

    Get the Recipe @ vikalinka

    20. Roasted Greek Chicken Drumsticks 

    Roasted Greek Chicken Drumsticks are a real star on this list. The flavorful ingredients like oregano, lemon, olive oil, and lots of garlic make this chicken utterly delicious.

    It makes a perfect dish for a get-togethers, and is a delicious way to feed a crowd. So simple and so delish!

    Get the Recipe @ sweetcsdesigns

    21. Rosemary Roasted Chicken with Bell Peppers and Potatoes

    Yet another smashing weeknight dinner option for you is Rosemary Roasted Chicken with Bell Peppers and Potatoes.

    This one-pan recipe is a breeze to make, and yields the most delicious and mouthwatering flavors using simple everyday ingredients. So good!

    Get the Recipe @ thecomfortofcooking

    22. Coq Au Vin

    Makes this Coq Au Vin, a classic French delight, and wow everyone with the cozy flavors.

    This one-pot awesomeness takes time to make, but it delivers big time. It’s one of the coziest and tastiest meals you will ever make.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    23. Spanish Chicken 

    Now this Spanish Chicken recipe is of traditional Spanish flavors. The ingredients and flavor combinations are just too perfect with each other.

    Serve this delightful chicken dish with saffron rice for an authentic Spanish weeknight meal.

    Get the Recipe @ simplywhisked

    24. Indian Chicken Curry

    Have you been waiting for Indian-style chicken curry? Then your wait is over, as we’ve found you the best Indian Chicken Curry, which is easy to make in an instant pot.

    This North Indian style of cooking chicken is very simple and loaded with tons of amazing flavors and textures.

    Serve with naan or rice to make an amazing meal for your family.

    Get the Recipe @ simmertoslimmer

    25. Chicken Cacciatore

    One more classic Italian recipe, Chicken Cacciatore is comfort food at its best.

    It’s bursting with warm flavors simmered in a wonderful tomato based gravy along with other flavor enhancers. If you haven’t tried it, now is the time.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    26. Maple Sriracha Chicken Legs

    These Maple Sriracha Chicken legs have the perfect combinations of sweet, sour, and spicy flavors, along with crispy skin that will definitely wow you.

    You can grill, bake or pan-fry this mind-blowing chicken leg recipe, and relish it whenever you crave something super flavorful.

    Get the Recipe @ myeagereats

    27. Chicken Mandi (Yemeni Chicken & Rice)

    Guys, Chicken Mandi is an authentic Yemeni recipe that you all must try for the amazing flavor and spice combination.

    The special spiced mix called Hawaij makes this chicken ultra delicious, and the yellow rice with garnishing of fried onions, almonds, and raisins makes this dish out of this world delicious.

    You have to try it!

    Get the Recipe @ hungrypaprikas

    28. Buttermilk Roast Chicken with Garlic

    Buttermilk Roast Chicken with Garlic will be your new favorite chicken leg recipe.

    Simply marinate the chicken legs with buttermilk, olive oil, garlic, parsley, salt, and black pepper for 24 hours, and then roast it to juicy, tender perfection. This one is seriously a keeper recipe.

    Get the Recipe @ juliasalbum

    29. Braised Chicken

    We can’t get enough of this rustic and super flavorful Braised Chicken!

    This delightful recipe is made with simple ingredients, and the slow braising makes the chicken legs super tender. Serve with steamed rice and enjoy the heartiest meal any time.

    Get the Recipe @ cravingtasty

    30. BBQ Grilled Chicken Leg Quarters

    Everyone loves barbecue, and these BBQ Grilled Chicken Leg Quarters need to be added to your personal favorites repertoire.

    This easy pocket-friendly recipe needs only 4 ingredients, and will be a big hit at all of your summer get togethers. It’s one of the classic chicken leg recipes for good reason!

    Get the Recipe @ jerseygirlcooks

    31. Chicken Fricassee

    Chicken Fricassee is French comfort food at its best. Chicken is slowly braised in an herb-infused gravy with carrots, celery, mushrooms, sweet pearl onions, and garlic.

    Once you try it, you’ll come back to it again and again.

    Get the Recipe @ carlsbadcravings

    32. Slow Cooker Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Drumsticks

    Take your taste buds straight to a tropical island with this amazing Slow Cooker Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Drumsticks recipe.

    The outstanding combination flavor combination of soy sauce, BBQ sauce, and pineapple make this dish gorgeous.

    Cook a huge batch, as it’s a freezer friendly too.

    Get the Recipe @ spoonfulofflavor

    33. Creamy Black Pepper Chicken Drumsticks

    Make an unbelievably delicious chicken dinner at home with this Creamy Black Pepper Chicken Drumsticks recipe!

    This pure joy of goodness is made in one skillet, and the creamy cheesy sauce makes the chicken more succulent. So jazz up your weeknight meals with this cracking dish.

    Get the Recipe @ servingdumplings

    34. Hyderabadi Chicken Dum Biryani

    Indian Biryanis are famous worldwide, and this Hyderabadi Chicken Dum Biryani recipe is world-class delicious.

    The rich flavors, aromatic spices, marinated chicken, and flavorful rice make this chicken biryani very tasty.

    Don’t get intimated by this recipe, just follow the steps and make your family a fantastic meal.

    Get the Recipe @ carameltintedlife

    35. Jamaican Jerk Chicken Legs

    This Jamaican Jerk Chicken Legs recipe has great tropical flavors.

    The spicy, punchy, and classic marinade will take these simple chicken legs to a completely new level of deliciousness. It’s one of our favorite chicken leg recipes.

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    36. Za’atar Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

    Let’s end our list of Chicken Legs Recipes with this amazing Za’atar Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner!

    This effortless sheet pan dish is full of fresh, bright, and herby flavors, and can get ready in just 40 minutes. Just assemble everything and wait for the oven to do its magic.

    Get the Recipe @ themodernproper

    So there you go, thirty five great chicken leg recipes. The only question now is, which to try first?

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    35 BEST Chicken Leg Recipes

    This collection of easy Chicken Leg Recipes includes plenty of quick weeknight dinners that are budget friendly and delicious! We love these easy baked chicken legs:


    • 5-6 chicken drumsticks
    • 2 Tbsp honey
    • 1 Tbsp grainy mustard
    • 1 Tbsp olive oil
    • 1/4 cup soy sauce
    • 1/2 cup chicken broth
    • 4-5 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 1/2 tsp chili flakes
    • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder


    1. Mix all ingredients except chicken and broth.
    2. Pour mixture over chicken and marinate in fridge 1 hour to overnight (optional).
    3. Preheat oven to 350°F.
    4. Add chicken, along with chicken broth, to the baking dish and bake 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes (until internal temperature reaches 165°F). Broil the last few minutes to get a golden brown color.

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