Baked Chicken Legs

Baked Chicken Legs


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Chicken legs are marinated in a homemade marinade containing lemon, garlic and white wine before being baked.


Serves: 4 

  • 6 whole chicken legs
  • 3 tablespoons white wine
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons finely diced garlic
  • 1 cup (250ml) lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornflour
  • 2 tablespoons dried thyme
  • 2 lemons, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Extra time:30min marinating  ›  Ready in:1hour30min 

  1. Using a sharp knife make a few slashes in the chicken legs.
  2. In a large shallow dish mix together the white wine, butter, garlic, lemon juice, salt, sugar, cornflour and thyme. Add the chicken, turn to coat and allow to marinate for 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 220 degrees C.
  4. Place the chicken legs in a roasting tin with a rack. Cover the chicken with sliced lemon and sprinkle with basil. Cover the roasting tin with foil.
  5. Bake the chicken for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and lemons. Turn the chicken legs over and bake for another 15 minutes.
  6. Turn the chicken again and increase the oven temperature to 250 degrees C. Bake the chicken legs until they are golden brown; around 15 minutes. Serve hot.

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I did'nt like this neither did my family. Sorry, it was tasteless - 26 Jul 2013


wow...this was nice..i loved it! - 18 Sep 2013

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