In this recipe, you will have minimum ingredients to make simple but at the same time delicious meal – baked chicken legs with 4-ingredient marinade. Baking is the perfect way to cook any type of meat. However, you should always keep in mind that there are some differences between roasting, for example, chicken meat and pork. That is why it is always important to follow the recipe especially, baking time and, of course, the list of ingredients for the marinade.

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For the purpose of the experiment, I tried mayo-based marinade for the first time and it turned out as I imagined. Meat after baking was soft with creamy but at the same time savory taste and was easy to separate from the bone. I would really recommend this one to you.

Mayonnaise Chicken Marinade Ingredients:

Baked Chicken Drumsticks Recipe Ingredients

  • 5 chicken legs;
  • 20 g mustard;
  • 30 g mayonnaise;
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to your taste.

How to bake chicken drumsticks in the oven:

  • Thoroughly rinse chicken legs under running water and pet them dry with paper towels until dry. Place them in a deep bowl.

Step_1 How to bake chicken legs in the oven

  • In a separate bowl, stir together mayo with mustard until you get smooth sauce for the chicken marinade.

Step_2 How to bake chicken legs in the oven

  • Sprinkle salt and black pepper over chicken legs, pour marinade and toss them with hands until fully covered with sauce. Leave them in the fridge to marinate for 1-2 hours; do not forget to cover with a plastic wrap. Besides, you can even leave it in the fridge overnight.

Step_3 How to bake chicken legs in the oven

  • Preheat oven at 180°C/350°F
  • Transfer chicken legs covered in marinade onto the baking dish rimmed with foil.

Step_4 How to bake chicken legs in the oven

  • Wrap up foil and place baking pan in the center of the oven.

Step_5 How to bake chicken legs in the oven

  • First, bake chicken drumsticks for 50 minutes covered. Then take the pan out of the stove and open the foil. Bake chicken legs for 10 minutes on one side and 10 minutes on the other or until skin turns golden and crispy.

Step_6 How to bake chicken legs in the oven

  • Serve baked chicken drumsticks hot and garnished with fresh herbs.

Step_7 How to bake chicken legs in the oven

Enjoy your meal!

Chicken Drumsticks in The Oven

When I was browsing for a recipe of baked chicken legs, came across various types of marinade with mayo. Here I just combined it with mustard but you can add also honey to the mix or even replace it with ketchup. If you like to use some other type of marinade for baked chicken legs and you have some tips on how to make chicken drumsticks even tastier, please, share your tricks with everybody.

Baked Chicken Legs Recipe

In this recipe, you have got minimum ingredients to make simple but at the same time delicious meal – baked chicken legs with 4-ingredient marinade.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Chicken recipes
Cuisine: International
Keyword: baked chicken legs, chicken drumsticks in the oven
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 190kcal

Ingredients

  • 5 chicken legs
  • 20 g mustard
  • 30 g mayonnaise
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to your taste

Instructions

  • Thoroughly rinse chicken legs under running water and pet them dry with paper towels until dry. Place them in a deep bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, stir together mayo with mustard until you get smooth sauce for the chicken marinade.
  • Sprinkle salt and black pepper over chicken legs, pour marinade and toss them with hands until fully covered with sauce. Leave them in the fridge to marinate for 1-2 hours; do not forget to cover with a plastic wrap. Besides, you can even leave it in the fridge overnight.
  • Preheat oven at 180°C/350°F.
  • Transfer chicken legs covered in marinade onto the baking dish rimmed with foil.
  • Wrap up foil and place baking pan in the center of the oven.
  • First, bake chicken drumsticks for 50 minutes covered. Then take the pan out of the stove and open the foil. Bake chicken legs for 10 minutes on one side and 10 minutes on the other or until skin turns golden and crispy.
  • Serve baked chicken drumsticks hot and garnished with fresh herbs.

Notes

*calories per 100 g

Hope that you liked the recipe and will share it with your friends!

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