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Italian Baked Chicken Legs

Italian Baked Chicken Legs

Anna Maria
Baked chicken legs are unquestionably a must-have in Italian cuisine; they're simple to prepare, don't need a lot of attention, and even inexperienced cooks may achieve a juicy and fantastic result!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Resting time 2 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2


  • 5 chicken legs
  • 1 white glass wine
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil ½ cup
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 rosemary sprigs
  • 1 tbsp strong paprika
  • salt and pepper


  • Wash the chicken legs under running water, then dry them well with kitchen paper.
  • In a bowl put a clove of garlic, oil, paprika, rosemary, salt and pepper.
  • Put the chicken legs in a food bag with the marinade plus a glass of white wine.
  • Massage the meat well so that it is coated with the sauce.
  • Leave to marinate for at least 2 hours, turning the thighs after about 1 hour so that they come into full contact with the sauce.
  • Drain the meat from the marinade, which you will keep aside, and arrange them on a baking dish lined with parchment paper with a drizzle of oil on top of it.
  • Bake at 200 ° C for about 45 minutes, turning and wetting from time to time with the remaining marinade.
  • Turn on the grill of the oven and brown them for about 5 minutes at 220 ° C. Serve hot.
Keyword baked chicken, Traditional italian recipes
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