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Simple baked herb chicken legs

Simple herb baked chicken legs

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes


  • chicken legs best quality you can afford
  • olive oil
  • sea salt
  • pepper
  • dried spices/herbs of choice I use garlic powder, thyme, and oregano


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Pat dry chicken legs and place them in a baking dish.  For easy clean up, place a layer of parchment paper in the bottom.
  • Drizzle olive oil over the legs.
  • Liberally season with salt, some pepper and spices/herbs of choice.
  • Bake in oven for 20 minutes.
  • Flip to the other side, season the second side, and bake for another 20 minutes.
  • Flip over to the original side and broil for another minute, until skin is crisp and browned, and meat is starting to pull away from the bone.  The internal temperature should be 165 degrees.