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Easy to make Basil Baked Chicken Legs topped with butter I Oh My Creative
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Basil Baked Chicken Legs

This baked basil chicken legs recipe topped with butter and garlic is a delicious main dish idea for busy weekday dinners.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Chicken Legs, Garlic Basil Chicken
Servings: 3
Calories: 413kcal


  • 3 chicken legs large
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 tsp. basil dried
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Place chicken in the baking pan.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Combine melted butter with dried basil and garlic powder.
  • Smear the chicken with butter.
  • Bake uncovered for 1.5 hours.


If the chicken starts to brown too quickly, cover lightly with a piece of tin foil. 


Calories: 413kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 160mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 276mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 678IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg