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4-Ingredient Baked Chicken Legs

Need a quick and easy way to make your family happy? These 4-Ingredient Baked Chicken Legs are extremely easy to make and turn out tender and juicy every time. These beauties are a great option when you are looking for a keto-friendly, low carb or gluten free option for dinner.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked chicken legs, crispy skin chickn legs, keto chicken legs, low carb chicken legs, roasted chicken legs
Servings: 4
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 6-8 chicken legs skin on (thawed)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Drizzle chicken legs with olive oil and season with salt and pepper to your preference.
    Need a quick and easy way to make your family happy? These 4-Ingredient Baked Chicken Legs are easy to make and turn out tender and juicy every time. Kids go crazy for these yummy chicken legs. These beauties are a great option when you are looking for a keto-friendly, low carb or gluten free option for dinner.
  • Bake for 45 to 60 minutes or until the internal temperature reads 165 degrees F.
    Need a quick and easy way to make your family happy? These 4-Ingredient Baked Chicken Legs are easy to make and turn out tender and juicy every time. Kids go crazy for these yummy chicken legs. These beauties are a great option when you are looking for a keto-friendly, low carb or gluten free option for dinner.
  • Broil for 3-4 minutes longer or until skin becomes golden brown.
    Need a quick and easy way to make your family happy? These 4-Ingredient Baked Chicken Legs are easy to make and turn out tender and juicy every time. Kids go crazy for these yummy chicken legs. These beauties are a great option when you are looking for a keto-friendly, low carb or gluten free option for dinner.

Notes

  • Grab your bag of chicken legs, olive oil and salt and pepper and you are good to go. That's it!
  • Barbara roasts her chicken legs on her favorite stoneware roasting sheet (like these).
  • Be sure to have your meat thermometer ready to go. The chicken should be 165 degrees F (or just shy of it - 163 degrees or so) before you pull it out. Our friend, Marybeth, has a great blog post (more than one) about using meat thermometers - check it out here.
  • To get a crispy skin, broil the chicken legs at the end. Be sure to watch them so they don't burn. It only takes a couple minutes.
  • This is a great option if you are on a diet.  These are keto chicken legs or low carb chicken legs---however you want to say it. 
  • Looking for some other proteins options for dinner?  Try our 12 minute Old Fashioned Ham Steak, Potato Chip Crusted Baked Chicken Tenders, and Tender Crock Pot Spare Ribs.