Chicken · Main Dish

Roasted Chicken Legs

My family is crazy about this chicken! It takes an hour to cook, but it only takes about 10 minutes to get it in the oven. Use as many chicken legs as you want. I usually make as many as I can fit on my baking pan, because the kids love taking the leftovers for lunch the next day! You might be tempted to skip the cinnamon, but you’re just going to have to trust me on this one- the flavor is amazing!



  • Chicken Legs
  • Olive Oil or Avocado Oil
  • Kosher Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Onion Powder
  • Paprika (smoked or regular)
  • Cinnamon


Preheat oven to 400.

Lay the chicken legs on a baking sheet lined with foil, and pat the chicken dry with a paper towel.

Drizzle the chicken with oil and rub it on both sides. Sprinkle each leg with salt, pepper, onion powder, paprika, and a tiny bit of cinnamon.

Bake for 30 minutes. Flip the chicken, and cook another 30 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches at least 165 degrees.


4 thoughts on “Roasted Chicken Legs

  1. This looks tasty & SIMPLE!. I am interested in Whole30, but when I looked at cookbooks, every recipe had a million ingredients. The opposite of simple. I look forward to more of your recipes.

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    1. Thank you so much! Have you seen the Whole30 Fast and Easy cookbook? I just picked it up last week and everything looks fairly simple. I can’t wait to work my way through it! There are a ton of recipes for Whole30 online too! If you click on the word “Whole30” over on the right hand side of my blog, it will take you to other recipes I’ve posted. If you’re on Instagram, I just started using the hashtag #aspoonfulloflovewhole30 for my Whole30 related posts.


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