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Ginger Garlic Chicken Legs

Ginger garlic chicken legs are an easy way to cook up those chicken drumsticks. This recipe is made with a simple marinade and baked in the oven. The result is a tasty recipe that the family is sure to love.

ginger garlic chicken legs in a white baking dish.

Ginger Garlic Chicken Legs

Grab a big pack of chicken legs and cook up this easy recipe!

These oven-baked chicken legs use a few fresh ingredients to make a flavorful chicken. It’s an easy dinner recipe that works well with roasted vegetables, rice or quinoa. This recipe takes about 5 minutes to prep and 55 minutes to bake.

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Ginger Garlic Chicken Leg Ingredients

  • Chicken Legs – I used 9 chicken legs – enough to fit in my baking dish in a single layer.
  • Sauce Ingredients – This recipe uses minced garlic, minced fresh ginger, salt and pepper. You’ll also need coconut aminos or a low sodium soy sauce.
  • High Heat Cooking Oil – You’ll want to use a cooking oil that is safe for high heat. I like to use avocado oil. Coconut oil or melted butter will also work.
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How To Make Ginger Garlic Chicken Legs

These tasty chicken legs are easy to make in the oven. Everything including prep and baking time is done in about 60 minutes.

  1. In a bowl, mix together the cooking oil, minced garlic, minced ginger, and the coconut aminos (or soy sauce).
  2. Add the chicken legs to a baking dish in a single layer. Drizzle the sauce overtop and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Bake the chicken for 55 mins at 425°F or until chicken is fully cooked.

Baked Chicken Leg Tips

  • Pat the drumsticks dry with a paper towel before adding to the baking dish. This will remove any excess moisture.
  • Want crispier chicken? Cook the chicken on a rack that sits on top of the baking sheet. This will allow all juices to drip away from the chicken – leaving a crispy skin. You can baste the chicken a few times through cooking to create more flavorful results.
  • According to the USDA recommended cooking temperatures, the safest internal temperature for cooking all types of poultry products is 165°F. This is the interior temperature that the meat will read at once removed from the heat source. You can use a food thermometer, which will be poked into the thickest part of the chicken to read the temperature.
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Baked Ginger Garlic Chicken Legs

Ginger garlic chicken legs are an easy way to cook up those chicken drumsticks. This recipe is made with a simple marinade and baked in the oven.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 388kcal


  • 8-10 chicken legs
  • 4 Tbsp avocado oil - or other cooking oil
  • 5 garlic cloves - minced
  • 2 Tbsp fresh ginger - peeled and minced
  • ¼ cup coconut aminos - or low-sodium soy sauce
  • salt and pepper - to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Lightly coat a baking dish with a bit of cooking oil (I use avocado oil spray). Add the chicken legs in a single layer.
    raw chicken in a white dish
  • In a small bowl mix together oil, minced garlic, minced ginger, and coconut aminos.
    brown sauce in white bowl with fork
  • Pour the sauce overtop of the chicken legs. Season them with salt and pepper.
    raw chicken legs in white dish
  • Bake for 55 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked and reaches 165°F as an internal temperature when poked with a meat thermometer.
    Use tongs to add to plates. Serve and enjoy!
    baked chicken legs in white dish
Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 498mg | Potassium: 367mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition Info Note: The actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes and the size and number of what you make. The nutritional values provided above are just an estimate. Actual numbers will vary based on brands you choose and the ingredients you use.

If you’re looking for more specific details (for example, to track your macros) then I recommend adding specific brand ingredients and this recipe to a food tracker app on your phone.

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