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Chicken legs in balsamic sauce in glass baking dish on pink surface
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Balsamic Chicken Legs

Prep Time: 2 hrs 10 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time: 3 hrs 25 mins
Yield: 6 Servings
This simple marinade for chicken legs packs so much flavor from balsamic vinegar, a touch of honey, and Dijon mustard. You'll want baked balsamic glazed drumsticks for dinner every night!


  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp red pepper flakes, optional
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 12 chicken legs


  • Whisk together all ingredients except the chicken legs. Arrange the chicken legs in a 9x13 inch glass baking dish. Pour the marinade over the chicken legs and turn them to coat.
  • Cover the dish with plastic wrap and place in the fridge to marinate for 2 hours, up to overnight, turning the legs again half way through marinating time.
  • When ready to cook, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Cook legs for 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes, until they’re no longer pink in the middle and meat is starting to fall off the bone.


You could use this marinade for any other cut of chicken, too: breasts, thighs, or even a whole chicken!
You could also grill the chicken instead of roasting in the oven.
Calories are an approximation.
Course: Dinner
Author: Chelsea Cole
Calories: 691kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 43g, Fat: 50g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 240mg, Sodium: 876mg, Potassium: 616mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 439IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 46mg, Iron: 2mg
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