Roasted Chicken Drums and Thighs (Legs)


Cooked Chicken Thigh and Leg with A Brown Dry Rub On A white plate with a green salad and red tomato salad.

This easy bone in, skin on oven baked chicken drums and thighs recipe (whole chicken legs) is crispy, tender, and juicy. 

It's dry rubbed with a homemade spice mix and oven baked or roasted until tender at 425 for ~45 minutes.

Turn the broiler on (watching carefully) for ~2-4 minutes if your chicken skin is not crisp and brown.

It's easy to make and easy to eat and will become a regular household favorite.

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Oven Roasted Chicken Thighs & Drums

Cooked Chicken Thigh and Leg with A Brown Dry Rub On A white plate with a green salad and red tomato salad.

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This easy bone in, skin on chicken leg ( thighs and drumsticks) is crispy and juicy.  It's dry rubbed with a homemade spice mix and oven baked/roasted.

  • Author: beckie
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 45
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: International
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • 12 pieces of chicken - 6 whole legs (AKA leg quarters) or 6 thighs and 6 drumsticks - bone in, skin on
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • pinch cayenne pepper - optional if you like it hot

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425F (convection roast if you got it)
  • Pat chicken dry.
  • Mix the paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper together in a small bowl.  Sprinkle over chicken.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil and place a wire cooling rack on top of the sheet.  This elevates the chicken so it doesn't bake or steam in it's own grease and promotes even cooking.  Place the chicken on the rack, trying to keep the pieces from touching each other.
  • Roast chicken uncovered ~ 45 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165F.  Let rest  5-10 minutes before eating.  Add salt to taste.  Happy finger lickin' chicken!  Beckie

Notes

Turn the broiler on (watching carefully) for ~2-4 minutes if your chicken skin is not crisp and brown.

Keywords: Dinner, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Whole 30, Keto, Comfort Food, Chicken Thighs, Chicken, Paleo

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