Rating: 4 stars
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Baked chicken legs with a sweet, strong flavor throughout. You can also use chicken thighs for this recipe.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
1 hr 15 mins
1 hr 25 mins
2 servings


Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Combine oil, honey mustard, and honey in a bowl until well combined. Stir in garlic, paprika, chives, basil, adobo seasoning, onion powder, and meat tenderizer. Stir until fully blended.

  • Coat the bottom of a glass baking dish with 2 to 3 tablespoons of mustard sauce mixture. Place chicken legs on top and cover with the rest of the sauce mixture. Cover dish with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, 60 to 75 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Cook's Notes:

You can use a mixture of 2 tablespoons olive oil and 2 tablespoons canola oil instead of all canola oil. I prefer to use the green labeled adobo all-purpose seasoning containing cumin.

If you like, you can uncover the chicken towards the end and move it under the broiler to crisp for 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

603 calories; protein 43.9g; carbohydrates 28.7g; fat 36.4g; cholesterol 143.6mg; sodium 456.5mg. Full Nutrition