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Making baked BBQ chicken legs at home is very easy. To make baked barbecue chicken legs, you need 2 things: chicken legs and BBQ sauce. If you have a package of chicken legs in your freezer and a bottle of barbecue sauce in your pantry, you’ve got dinner!
What kind of barbecue sauce should you use to make this chicken legs recipe? You can use store-bought barbecue sauce or homemade barbecue sauce. Homemade BBQ sauce taste much better than store-bought. If you go with the store-bought BBQ sauce, I recommend the Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce brand. If you want super-duper-yummy homemade BBQ sauce, check out my homemade BBQ sauce recipe and make a double-batch!
Ingredients For Baked Barbecue Chicken Legs Recipe:
Chicken legs, thawed
BBQ sauce (homemade or store-bought)
Salt and pepper
Directions How To Make Baked BBQ Chicken Legs:
Preheat oven to 400F.
Line the baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
Sprinkle chicken legs with salt and pepper (approximately 1 tbsp of salt and 1/4 tsp of pepper for every 8 chicken legs).
Slather the BBQ sauce all over the chicken legs. Put in the oven and bake for 45 minutes or until done (juices run clear when thickest part is cut).
Warm some more BBQ sauce in a cup in a microwave, and slather extra barbecue sauce over cooked chicken legs. Enjoy the baked BBQ chicken legs while they are piping hot!