“I think this is the best chicken I’ve ever had.” That was a quote directly from my husband, who has a great pallet. I love this kind of compliment from him, and I love that my kids loved it too. This is such an easy and quick meal to make for the family. Most of the time is spent in the oven, so the prep time is minimal – a must for busy families who still want to make family dinners a priority. 30 minute garlic broiled chicken legs has quickly become a go-to in our family.
30 Minute Garlic Broiled Chicken Legs
8 Chicken Legs
1/2 cup Butter
1/4 cup Chopped Garlic
3 Tbsp Soy Sauce
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 Tbsp Ground Ginger
1/2 Tbsp Basil
Preheat oven broiler and line a jelly roll pan with foil.
In a microwave safe bowl, mix the butter, garlic, soy sauce, salt, ginger and basil. Cook 2 minutes on high in the microwave, or until butter is melted.
Dip chicken in mixture and then arrange on pan. Reserve remaining liquid for basting.
Broil 20 minutes in preheated oven following this pattern: 5 minutes on top rack, 5 minutes on medium rack, turn & baste, 5 minutes on top rack, 5 minutes on medium rack.
Baking Instructions: I had a reader weigh in since she did not have a broiler.
Here was her report: I did not use the broiler either, because it doesn’t work well in my oven. I followed your advice in the comments (baking at 400˚F for 40 minutes) and it turned out great!