Chinese BBQ Chicken Legs

 Meat and potatoes does not have to be boring!  It can be easy, quick, inexpensive,
and did I mention tasty and delicious?!  

Chinese BBQ Chicken Legs

This baked bbq chicken leg recipe has a twist with its Asian flavors, and by making extra you can set yourself up for a completely different recipe the next night!

Chinese BBQ Chicken LegsOh your family is going to think you’ve turned into a kitchen wizard!!  You’re very welcome. Anytime.  I’m here for ya. (Go HERE for stir fry recipe.)


Chinese BBQ Chicken Legs

This is all you need: large package chicken legs (14-16), soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, hoisin, Chines Five Spice, and let’s not forget the apricot preserves!  Whisk that all together, dip each leg in the sauce and return to baking sheet.


Chinese BBQ Chicken Legs

Reserve remaining sauce, for spooning over legs part way through the baking time.


Chinese BBQ Chicken Legs

Oh My My MY the sauce gets all sticky and caramelized on the pan!   You will not be able to keep your fingers out of it!

Chinese BBQ Chicken LegsYou will need a spoon to drizzle the extra sauce on your rice….OH I forgot to tell you I serve this with rice (brown or white), and roasted broccoli.  Also if you plan on using the leftover chicken legs for repurposing into meal number two > Chicken Fried Rice you need to make double the rice you normally would eat.  So I usually make 4 cups of rice, so if I want to make a second meal from the leftovers I make 6-8.  It doesn’t have to be exact.  The leftovers from the Chicken Fried Rice are amazing as well, so it’s always good to make more!

Chinese BBQ Chicken Legs

I grew up eating oven baked BBQ Chicken every Friday night.  It was our Friday night meal.  Easy, inexpensive and the leftovers where always good for Saturday!  My friend Melissa always tried to score a sleepover on Friday nights for my moms BBQ Chicken… was that good!  So this recipe is a my moms chicken with an Asian twist…basically.

I hope you enjoy!  And the Chicken Fried Rice recipe will be coming soon!

XO, Sheila




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    I’m trying to think how long these chicken legs would last for the two of us. 🙂 We’d be eatin’ them legs for days! Good thing they look so good.
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      Sheila :

      Ha! Legs for days! Think company ;D I’m sure this sauce would make perfect wing dings for an appetizer!

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    Robi Rau :

    Yum! Will have to try. I grew up with my dad making apricot preserves every summer.


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