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How to Bake Chicken Legs

Baked chicken legs, marinated in olive oil, lemon, garlic.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Marinate Time1 hr
Course: Meat
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken legs, easy dinner, keto chicken
Servings: 10 chicken legs


  • 10 chicken legs
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon juice and zest
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons rosemary, fresh and chopped or Herbs de Provence
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper



  • Mix olive oil, lemon juice, zest and garlic in small bowl.

No Marinade

  • If you don't want to marinate chicken, salt and leave on counter for one hour. Salt acts as a tenderizer.

Bake Chicken Legs

  • Brush marinade on chicken legs and marinate for at least one hour.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Place chicken legs on a baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle with rosemary or Herbs De Provence.
  • Bake for 30 to 40 minutes. Turn over at 15 minutes.
  • Internal temperature of chicken leg at fattest part must reach 165 degrees F.