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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Are you a fan of buffalo chicken? Then this Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken is a blissful delight for you.

Just imagine your beloved chicken leg is simmered in a homemade spicy buffalo sauce. Just put everything together and let the slow cooker do its delicious magic.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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  • 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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