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Baked bbq chicken legs on baking sheet

Easy Oven Baked BBQ Chicken Legs

Chicken legs roasted in the oven and slathered in a homemade bbq sauce.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword BBQ chicken legs in oven
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tara Buss


  • Sheet pan
  • Aluminum foil or parchment paper


  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder
  • 8 chicken legs
  • 1 cup bbq sauce store-bought or homemade


  • Pat legs dry with a paper towel.
  • Season both sides liberally with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Place chicken legs on a foil or parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake at 400 degrees F. for 20 minutes.
  • Flip and bake another 20 minutes.
  • Increase heat to 450 degrees. Liberally brush sauce on one side and bake an additional 5-7 minutes.
  • Flip and generously brush more sauce on second side and bake another 5-7 minutes until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F and sauce is browned.


Use my simple recipe for homemade bbq sauce. It can be made while the chicken is baking.