Easy Honey Soy BBQ Baked Chicken Legs Recipe

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These amazing honey soy BBQ chicken legs are so finger-lickin’ good! Sweet, salty and sticky – so full of flavor, everyone devours them!

Amazing Honey Soy BBQ Baked Chicken Legs

OMG, these chicken legs are so addictive! People bite into them with such hunger, and lick up all the sweet and sticky sauce!  These chicken legs are so full of flavor, you can only imagine! They are sweet, they are salty, they are garlicky, they are everything! Grizzle the chicken legs with abandon, these are so good!

There is something about the chicken legs that makes them a universal favorite.  Probably from our caveman days we evolved enjoying the feeling of holding a piece of meat on the bone, and ripping it off with our teeth.  We are all so primitive deep inside, you know :) Biting into the meat is so satisfying, especially if it’s favored deeply with the honey soy barbecue glaze.  That sauce is so awesome, you’ll be licking your fingers like there is no tomorrow.  Amazing!

Honey Soy Chicken Legs Recipe

How To Make Baked Honey Soy BBQ Chicken Legs

This recipe is so simple to make, it’s one of the easiest chicken recipes you’ll make ever! And the yummiest too :) It only requires 5 simple ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time, and the chicken legs go in the oven!  Just mix the soy sauce, honey, ketchup and garlic powder to make the sauce, pour over the chicken legs in a baking dish and bake!  While they are baking, your house will smell amazing! Turn the chicken legs over halfway through, and they’ll come out of the oven so yummy, glazed with the honey soy glaze, in a puddle of finger licking sauce.  Dinner is served!

For more amazing chicken legs recipes, check out my garlic apricot chicken legs and chicken legs and potatoes bake – yum!

How To Make Honey Soy Baked Chicken Legs

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Honey Soy BBQ Baked Chicken Legs

These honey soy BBQ baked chicken legs are so finger-lickin' good! Bite into the juicy chicken, it's so full of flavor! Sweet & sticky, it's flavor is so deep, everyone devours it and lick the plate clean!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Chicken
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 6 servings


  • 12 chicken legs
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 tsp garlic powder


  • Preheat the oven to 400F.
  • Line a 9x12 baking dish with foil.
  • Put the chicken legs in the baking dish in a single layer.
  • Mix the soy sauce, honey, ketchup and garlic powder in a bowl, then pour the mixture over the chicken legs.
  • Put the chicken legs in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Take the chicken out of the oven and carefully flip the chicken legs with the tongs, so the part that was baked in the sauce is now on top.
  • Return the chicken legs to the oven and bake for 20 more minutes.
  • Turn on the oven to broil and cook for 4 minutes.
  • To serve, put the chicken legs on a platter and pour the honey soy sauce from the baking dish over the chicken legs.
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      1. Hi Melanie!
        First I was attracted to the 5 ingredients and was craving for bbq baked chicken legs.
        2nd True for me, I had to cook it more than 20mins but i believe the oven didn’t stay at 400 degrees. Also was aiming for some burnt caramel like on the chicken surface.
        I have added some rosemary, olive oil and served it with corn on the cob. WOW!
        Overall, your recipe is very very good and my chicken legs taste wonderful and that sauce super!!
        THANKS for sharing!!!

  1. You know what at last I’ve found a simple delicious recipe for chicken. Fed up with people waffling on about this and that and telling us how simple there recipe is and you need about 8 ingredients. It delicious Thank you Eleanor PS your recipe has been passed on to many people.

  2. 5 stars
    Hello Melanie,

    Tried the recipe- LOVED IT! The only thing i differently is that i put a small baking dish with water and a spoon of butter and soy sauce at the bottom of the oven to make sure the chicken stayed moist, thats what i do with every baked chicken. It was so delicious and tender, will be making so much more of it!

  3. Hi Melanie. Your Chili Lime Chicken leg recipe is for regular oven. Can I use air fryer for this same recipes?

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