How Long Do I Cook Chicken Legs in the Oven


I love chicken legs. They’re delicious, they’re easy to cook, and you can fit a whole lot of them in one pan. But it’s always been a mystery to me: How long do I cook chicken legs in the oven? It turns out that if you want your chicken legs to be tender and juicy, they need some time in the oven—but there are ways to cut down on cooking time. Here’s what you need to know about cooking chicken legs in the oven!

Step 1

Step 1: Put the chicken legs on a baking sheet.

Step 2: Put the baking sheet in the oven and set it to 350F, or whatever temperature you want your chicken cooked at. Cook for 15 minutes, then flip over each piece of meat so they get evenly cooked on both sides.

Step 2


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Place the chicken legs on a baking sheet and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Bake for 20 minutes, then flip them over and cook for another 15 minutes or until golden brown and crispy on both sides, turning once during cooking time.

Step 3

  • Place the chicken legs in a baking dish and bake them for 15 minutes at 400 F.

When you’re ready to eat, remove them from the oven and enjoy!

You can cook chicken legs in the oven in as little as 15 minutes.

The internal temperature of a chicken leg should be 165 degrees F. You can use a meat thermometer to check the temperature, or you can cut into it and make sure that it looks cooked through.

Cooking time will depend on how long it takes for your oven to heat up and how much heat is coming out of the top element (or elements). A large oven will take longer than a small one, but if all else is equal, more power equals faster cooking time.


You can cook chicken legs in the oven in as little as 15 minutes.

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