≡ Menu

Rosemary- Lemon Oven Baked Chicken Legs

Chicken Legs are so versatile and are a great base for spices.  They are inexpensive, easy to make and taste great!!! They do not require much hands-on time, at all.
You can marinate them a day in advance.  Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, wrap well with plastic wrap and refrigerate; bake when you ready.  It’s that easy.


2 pounds chicken thighs and drumsticks 
5 cloves garlic, crushed
1 Tbsp. fresh rosemary leaves stripped from stems, chopped 
2-3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1-1 1/2 tsp. coarse salt
1 tsp. black pepper

Preheat oven to 420 degrees F.
In a large bowl toss and coat the chicken with all the ingredients, wrap well with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes;  arrange chicken in baking sheet on cookie rack. (By placing on the cookie rack the excess fat will drip onto the bottom of the pan allowing the skin to crisp up.) I highly recommend wrapping a baking sheet in tin foil so you don’t have a ton of clean up when you are finished.
Place in oven and roast for about 40 minutes or until they are crispy golden brown.
Serve with salad, pasta or mashed potatoes.

Enjoy this post? Please share it!
This post was written by Inessa , the creator of GrabandgoRecipes. Want to share GrabandgoRecipes with your friends and family? Click the ‘like’ or tweet button to the left and spread the love! Thanks so much and God Bless!

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

You might also like

{ 20 comments… add one }
  • Marina 02/29/2012, 3:28 AM

    Great recipe, Inessa. and easy to make, my men would love it!

  • Zoe 02/29/2012, 4:41 AM

    Sounds a fuss-free way to cook a delicious dish. My family will love this.

    • Inessa 03/06/2012, 10:52 PM

      Zoe, my family loves this dish, tasty and easy. :))

  • Marina Momotok 02/29/2012, 9:37 AM

    This sounds delicious, great post 🙂

    • Inessa 03/06/2012, 10:53 PM

      Thank you Marina. After long working day, this is the way to go… :))

  • Clik 02/29/2012, 2:07 PM

    Olá Iness!!!

    Grato pela visita!

    Que prato delicioso hemmm, parabéns!


  • Kiri W. 02/29/2012, 6:50 PM

    Simple and gorgeous 🙂 Looks absolutely perfect!

    • Inessa 03/06/2012, 10:54 PM

      Thank you Kiri. Tastes even better. :))

  • Tiffany 02/29/2012, 7:43 PM

    This has always been my go-to recipe when I have limited ingredients and not much time to prepare dinner, it’s healthy and it tastes GREAT every time!

    • Inessa 03/06/2012, 10:56 PM

      Tiffany I agree. Thanks. Have a great day :))

  • Jenn Kendall 02/29/2012, 8:52 PM

    this sounds like a great recipe to add to the repertoire…tasty and quick. thanks for sharing!

  • Nadia 03/01/2012, 7:52 AM

    mmmm I love rosemary in meat and chicken.very simple,flavorful and delicious!

    • Inessa 03/06/2012, 10:58 PM

      Thank you Nadia. Me too, love rosemary, even in bread. 🙂

  • Eric @ Happy Valley Chow 03/02/2012, 7:23 PM

    Those look delicious and I love the simple recipe, definitely going to have to try this recipe!

    • Inessa 03/06/2012, 11:00 PM

      Definatly give it a try, simple and delicious. Thank you :))

  • Elizabeth 05/23/2014, 10:51 AM

    Hey, I really want to try this recipe today, but I am afraid of the temperature. When coking meat uncovered and without a little water, mine comes out dry and unappetizing. Any tips? I love this recipe and would love to try it, but I do not want dry chicken.

    • Inessa 05/23/2014, 4:41 PM

      They are not dry at all. You can cover with foil.

Leave a Comment