Oven Barbecued Chicken Legs

Prep time:     Cook time:     Total time:     Yield: 4 - 6 servings

Oven, Barbecued Chicken Legs Picture
Chicken Leg Quarters are a great buy, when they're on sale. This recipe for Oven Baked Chicken legs will taste like they just came off the grill.

1.    Per-Heat the oven to 400 degrees.

2.    Mix up the first 3 ingredients and set aside. This is the rub.

3.    Prepare a sheet pan, by covering with aluminum foil, then setting a wire baking rack inside. If you don't use the aluminum foil, there's a good chance that you'll end up throwing out the pan after you're finished cooking.

Wash, then dry the chicken, and coat with the Rub. Set the chicken on the rack, skin side up, and bake for 45 minutes.

4.    Turn them over and bake for another 1/2 hour.

5.    I've got a small oven, and a small sheet pan (1/2 the size of the normal home type), and, in order to bake this much chicken I've got to set them real close together. Don't be too concerned about this, because they'll shrink while they're cooking.

Flip them over, coat with your favorite barbecue sauce, and cook for another 20 minutes, or so.

Ron's Note: I don't always put the BBQ Sauce on these. The Rub makes a perfect and taste doating by itself.

6.    When they're finished cooking, the sauce should have dried out a bit. The reason you don't put the sauce on earlier, is because it would just burn.

Oven, Barbecued Chicken Legs the Burnt Pan Picture

7.    In case you didn't believe me when I told you about the possibilities of burning the pan? Here's a picture of the pan after the chicken's done. Every time you cook chicken in the oven, with or without any sauce, you should always cover the pan with aluminum foil, or you'll end up with a ruined pan, like this one could have been.

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