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Plate with barbecued chicken legs.

Sweet and Sticky Oven Baked BBQ Chicken Drumsticks

No need for a grill when you can make this easy and delicious chicken legs in your oven! A few tweaks to store bought bbq sauce and you are set!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 455kcal


  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper
  • Silicon Brush



  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Combine barbecue sauce, marmalade, garlic and mustard in a small bowl. Reserve 1/4 cup.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread out the chicken legs. Brush the tops with half of the barbecue sauce.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Turn legs over and brush the other side with the rest of the sauce. If you have a convection oven, you can turn it on now.
  • Bake for 20 more minutes or until thermometer inserted in thickest part of the leg reads 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Drizzle with the remaining sauce.



Note - I gave a weight for the chicken legs, but really it depends on how many each person will eat.  In this case I used 10 chicken legs. 
To brown the legs a bit more, I turned on my convection oven for the second half of the baking.  If you don't have a convection oven and want to brown the legs more, you could place them under the broiler, but remove the parchment paper first! 


Calories: 455kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 897mg | Potassium: 437mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 279IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg