Honey Glazed Chicken Legs

I should be ashamed to post this… but I’m not!! It is so simple and makes great chicken legs that has everyone who tries them asking for the recipe.

My grandmother, and mother following her, when asked about some “secret family recipes” (meaning things that tasted great and took no time to make) used to say to people, “Oh! They are a wee bit complicated, but I’ll give you the recipe later.  Remind me.” and then make sure that they “forgot” until eventually asked again… and repeat…

This is one of those recipes.  It tastes great and takes no work at all.

Basically, you put them into the oven, then brush them with a really simple glaze and let the oven do the rest.

Honey Glazed Chicken Legs

Honey Glazed Chicken Legs

Bob loves when I make these.  Usually.  He guards the oven from the ninja squirrels/whatever critters that might break in and steal them.  And expects to be paid for his vigilance with some of the chicken meat.  However, when these are being made for someone else, as this batch were, he feels cheated.  All that work and only a slice of cooked ham to show for it…

Bob guarding the oven and chicken legs from all intruders!!

Bob guarding the oven and chicken legs from all intruders!!

Honey Glazed Chicken Legs

  • 8 chicken drumsticks and/or thighs (about 2 pounds total)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onion
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Dash ground red pepper

Arrange chicken pieces on a baking sheet making sure pieces do not touch. Bake in a 400 degree F oven for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine green onion, honey, garlic powder, and ground red pepper. Brush chicken pieces with honey mixture.

Return to oven. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes more or until golden brown and chicken is no longer pink.

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