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5 Ingredient Glazed Honey Lemon Chicken Legs

5 Ingredient Glazed Honey Lemon Chicken Legs

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes

Category: Entree | Cuisine: Mediterranean

Author: Elena Paravantes RDN

Yield: 6-7 chicken legs

Serving Size: 2 chicken legs


6-7 chicken legs about 1 pound (500 grams)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 ½ tablespoon honey
3 garlic cloves cut in half


1. Preheat the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 Celsius)
2. Wash the chicken and dry with paper towels.
3. Rub in salt and pepper. Set aside
4. In a small pan heat the lemon, the olive oil and the honey with some pepper for a few minutes.
5. Place the chicken legs in a pan so that all chicken is close together in one layer, drizzle with the honey-lemon mixture. Mix so that the mixture has covered all the chicken pieces.
6. Place a small garlic piece under each chicken leg. Put in oven.
7. Bake for about 25-30 minutes, until temperature of chicken reaches 165 degrees.
8. Remove chicken from pan and set aside. You may pass it under the broiler for 1-2 minutes to get it crispy.
9. Pour leftover honey mixture from the pan, in a small sauce pan and simmer (low heat) while stirring for about 5 minutes, until mixture reduces to about half (it will be thick).
10. Pour sauce on top of chicken and serve


*Place the chicken in a pan that fits the chicken snuggly so that the sauce raises high around the chicken rather than spread out.

*Make sure you check the chicken while it is baking and brush the surface a couple of times so the chicken does not dry out, and do not over bake, otherwise you will have dry, tough chicken. So start taking the temperature of the meat with a thermometer at around 20 minutes and remove from the oven when the temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit (74 Celsius).

*If they have not browned on top, you can pass them under the broiler to get the crispy skin.

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