Dinner Shortcuts: Baked BBQ chicken legs

Brandy O'Neill

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Chicken legs are always a crowd-pleaser and they are great when paired with BBQ sauce. Bake it all up and call it a day.

Baked bbq chicken legs

I have always loved chicken and will gladly eat it at least four times a week. This simple baked BBQ chicken recipe is perfect for the weekday rush.

Baked BBQ chicken legs

Yields 4 servings


  • 4 chicken legs
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a ziptop bag, combine BBQ sauce, olive oil and crushed red pepper. Add in chicken and move around so the chicken is completely coated.
  3. Add chicken to a baking sheet, cover and bake for about 25 minutes until the chicken is fully cooked. Uncover and bake for another 10 minutes until crisp and fully cooked.

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Brandy O'Neill
Brandy is the author of the food blog, Nutmeg Nanny. In her spare time she enjoys developing recipes, baking and cooking. She is a small town girl who left the corn fields of Ohio for the scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley region of New York. Her food is influenced by her small town roots as well as her many travels around the world.