21 Tender and Juicy Chicken Leg Recipes

Chicken is amazingly versatile. It definitely has its own flavor but will easily be enhanced using many different herbs and spices. Everyone loves juicy and tender chicken legs.

Below are 21 recipes for you to try. I’m sure you will find a favorite. Just make sure your chicken cooks till 165 degrees, and you will have an amazing dinner.

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I’ve experimented with cooking a lot of chicken over my adult life and have found that as long as you enjoy the ingredients, you can cook it on the stovetop, in the oven, on the grill, and in air fryers.


If you want to cut down on the fat or don’t want the skin on, here is an easy way to pull off the skin on a chicken leg.

Use a paper towel to grab onto part of the cut skin and pull it back over the bone end. The grip of the paper towel on the chicken skin holds pretty well, and all you have to do is hold on and pull the skin off. It’s easy once you do it a few times.

My Favorite (and easy) Juicy Chicken Leg Recipe

My favorite simple chicken leg recipe is BBQ chicken. This recipe is super easy. Heat the grill to medium-high heat. Cook the legs until the legs are 150 degrees, baste with your favorite BBQ sauce. Keep cooking until they reach 165 degrees, about 5 more minutes, and they are ready to eat.

Whether you like your chicken spicy, savory, or with a touch of sweetness, I’m sure you will find a recipe below that will become your favorite. Think of flavors like honey garlic, basil, honey mustard, bbq, cajun, garlic-lime, or sweet and spicy; these recipes will get you thinking of other flavor combinations that you will want to try.

You don’t have to stick with chicken legs; you can use chicken breasts, thighs, or wings and have a huge amount of flavor.

Tender and Juicy Chicken Leg Recipes

1. Baked Chicken Legs by Julies Eats and Treats

2. Basil Parmesan Baked Chicken Drumsticks by The Suburban Soapbox

3. Baked Chicken Legs (with Best Marinade) by Natasha’s Kitchen

4. Honey Garlic Chicken Legs by Pumpkin N Spice

5. Honey Mustard Baked Chicken Drumsticks by Recipes Tin Eats

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6. Lemon Garlic Baked Chicken Drumsticks by The Mediterranean Dish

7. Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Drumsticks by Pitch Fork Foodie

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8. Sweet ‘n Sticky Baked Chicken Drumsticks by The Comfort Of Cooking

9. Cajun Chicken Drumsticks by The Stay Home Chef

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10. Honey Soy Baked Chicken Drumsticks by Lemon Blossoms

11. Lemon Garlic Roasted Chicken Legs by Jo Cooks

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12. Oven-Braised Rosemary Chicken Legs by The Spruce Eats

13. Spicy Chili Lime Baked Chicken Legs by Melanie Cooks

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14. Skinny Hot and Spicy Chicken Leg by Skinny Kitchen

15. Asian Chicken Legs by Mantitlement

16. Chimichurri Roast Chicken Legs by Fine Cooking

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17. Crispy Tandoori Chicken Drumsticks with Mango Chutney by Once Upon A Chef

18. Tasty Island Style Roasted Chicken Drumsticks by Caribbean Pot

19. Paprika Chicken Legs by Cooktoria

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20. Garlic Lime Taco Grilled Chicken Drumsticks by Picky Palate

21. Curry Braised Chicken Legs by Dinner Then Dessert

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