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BBQ Chicken Legs

BBQ Chicken Legs are oven-baked, juicy, and loaded with flavor. Topped with a simple seasoning blend and tangy bbq sauce, this easy chicken recipe is perfect for everyone! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq chicken legs, chicken legs
Servings: 6
Calories: 574kcal


  • 10-12 bone-in, skin-on chicken legs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 3 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika (regular paprika works, too)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¾ cup BBQ sauce (any kind)


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a large baking pan with parchment paper or grease with cooking spray. Place chicken legs on pan and drizzle with olive oil. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, paprika, salt, and pepper until combined. Rub seasoning over chicken until each piece is thoroughly coated.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, then remove chicken from oven and brush half of bbq sauce over chicken. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 165°F and then brush remaining sauce over chicken.
  • Broil chicken legs under high heat for 2-4 minutes to get the skins extra crisp. Serve immediately.


  • Chicken will last in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
  • See my tips and tricks for making these BBQ Chicken Legs above the recipe box.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 574kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 200mg | Sodium: 754mg | Potassium: 569mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 640IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg