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Sweet Smoky Chicken Legs Recipe

Sweet Smoky Chicken Legs Recipe

When we crave the taste of barbecued chicken in the middle of winter, this oven-baked version hits the spot! You'll love the short list of ingredients.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour YIELD:4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 3 pounds chicken legs
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Liquid Smoke

Directions

  • 1. Place onions in greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; arrange chicken in a single layer over onions. Combine the remaining ingredients and pour over all, completely coating chicken.
  • 2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour or until a meat thermometer reads 170°, basting several times. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 346 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 777mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 30g protein.

Reviews for Sweet Smoky Chicken Legs

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mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 236011
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2015

"This recipe was a big hit in our family! I wasn't sure the simple ingredients called for in the sauce would deliver much of a punch but it had a great tang of flavor. Plus the thick layer of onions under the chicken were fabulous. Because I like a quick cleanup, I laid a sheet of foil under the food before baking. As a volunteer food editor for Taste of Home I enjoy recipes that use ingredients I have and are quickly assembled."

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princesskallie User ID: 1207624 43466
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2014

"Super easy and quite tasty! My family loved them and I will certainly make them again!"

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germanycook User ID: 6411056 16115
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2012

"I thickened the sauce by adding 1-1/2 tsp cornstarch to the sauce mixture. It is so yummy! Tastes like summer, without the BBQ."

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aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa User ID: 5352235 20092
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2012

"did not like at all"

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s_pants User ID: 174050 19349
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2012

"I used boneless chicken breasts and the sauce is very good...would like to try to thicken the sauce next time."

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teri396 User ID: 3790128 40014
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2011

"Did not have cider vinegar used red wine vinegar instead. Was very tasty. The only thing I would do different would be to dip the chicken in the sauce instead of pouring it over the dish."

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Aliakai User ID: 5455506 13796
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2010

"Absolutely delicious, with or without the liquid smoke. It was a hit with the boys, and the leftover bones and skin from the chicken makes a useful base for my slow cooker chicken broth."

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ajlien73 User ID: 617324 13795
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2009

"the taste was good. I'd like to make the sauce more thick though."

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boronte User ID: 2587694 18078
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2008

"Totally delicious."

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.