Low carb gluten free crispy oven baked chicken legs

Crispy Baked Chicken Drumsticks & Thighs (Legs)

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: low carb baked chicken
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 5
Calories: 226kcal
Author: Lisa MarcAurele
Try these easy crispy oven baked chicken legs for a quickly prepared weeknight meal. Just coat the pieces with seasonings and put them in the oven.
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  • 5 whole chicken legs cut into thighs and drumsticks
  • 4 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • Combine all spices in a large zipper bag.
  • Line two jelly roll pans with foil and place cooling racks on top of each.
  • Coat each piece of chicken with spices by shaking in the bag.
  • Place each coated piece of chicken on baking rack.
  • Bake at 450°F for the first 20 minutes then reduce temperature to 375°F. Bake until skin is crispy, about 30 minutes longer. Meat is done when thermometer reads 165°F near bone.


There's a lot of play with the spices so don't feel that you have to use the exact amounts or the exact ingredients. They can definitely be changed to suit your own taste.


Serving: 120g | Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.1g | Protein: 33.2g | Fat: 8.6g | Saturated Fat: 2.3g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 607mg | Fiber: 0.7g | Sugar: 0.6g

Additional Info

Net Carbs: 1.4 g | % Carbs: 2.6 % | % Protein: 61.5 % | % Fat: 35.9 %

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