Sweet and Sticky Chicken Legs Recipe Dinner Lunch

Sweet and Sticky Chicken Legs Recipe

Sweet and Sticky Chicken Legs Recipe

Chicken legs are something that we have been on a kick with lately. My kids love them so we are constantly searching for chicken recipes that I just know everyone will enjoy. We have chicken at least 3-4 days per week so finding new recipes or different ways to prepare the chicken is important to me as I love trying new flavors.

These sweet and sticky chicken legs are the perfect family meal, afternoon snack, middle of the night cold snack or as a topping for your favorite salad the next day. No matter what, I am convinced that chicken truly is one of the most versatile meats out there.

Sweet and Sticky Chicken Legs Recipe


  • 1/3 c sugar, brown
  • 1/3 c soy sauce
  • ¼ c apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp ginger, minced
  • 1 T cornstarch
  • 1 T water
  • salt & pepper
  • 12 chicken legs


  1. Preheat oven to 375,
  2. Lay out chicken on a parchment lined baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  3. Roast for 15 minutes.
  4. While the chicken is roasting, in a saucepan, add the rest of the ingredients except the starch and water.
  5. Mix well and bring to a boil.
  6. When the mixture boils, add the slurry and bring to a boil again. Remove from heat when it thickens
  7. After the 15 minutes of roasting, begin basting the chicken every 10 – 15 minutes.
  8. Roast the chicken for 40 – 45 minutes or until the chicken is completely cooked through.

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25 Comments Leave a Comment »

  1. The chicken has a very strong color, I believe that the taste must be magnificent, I can already see my children delighting in this dish they love chicken and then love.

  2. It is a new recipe for me. I have never tried sweet with chicken. It looks amazing.

  3. Sweet and sticky is exactly how I like my chicken – or ribs, for that matter. I can’t wait to try this! Om nom nom.

  4. I can feel my teeth sticking together just looking at these! I want them now!!! I can’t wait to try this!

  5. I could definitely go for a delicious chicken meal like this. Those flavors are sounding super good!

  6. Dana Rodriguez

    These look so delicious. I am going to try these soon!

  7. Tamra Phelps

    I make chicken pretty regularly, so I’ll give this recipe a try. It does look really tasty.

  8. Oh I bet these sweet and sticky chicken legs are delicious. What a fun recipe idea to try. I am going to see if the family loves these as much as I think I will 🙂

  9. Catherine Sargent

    These sweet and sticky chicken legs look so yummy! I am going to make this recipe for the family this weekend.

  10. These sound so good and easy! I pinned them to try soon.

  11. I am always looking for different ways to cook chicken! I love this recipe, looks delicious and sticky!

  12. Pam

    These look great! The key to good chicken is always in the sauce in my opinion.

  13. ellen beck

    I like your sauce recipe. It sounds good. I think legs in particular are good with a sweeter sauce. I know our family would enjoy them- with lots of napkins handy of course!

  14. I could eat chicken every single day! We eat a lot of Asian flavored food, so this recipe would be great for my family!

  15. I can almost taste it now! Sweet and sticky sounds like my kind of flavor combination!

  16. You had me at sweet and sticky. I love a bit of sweetness when it comes to my meats that are cooked like this. Sounds delicious!

  17. That looks amazing! I love discovering new chicken recipes as well since the kids really love having chicken as often as they can. I love that you can have this one with rice.

  18. I will definitely try this! I love sweet flavored chicken! This looks absolutely tasty!

  19. I would love to try this recipe for dinner. I think it’s something that my husband will definitely enjoy. It’s packed with flavor as well, which I love! Chicken is truly versatile.

  20. I don’t cook chicken legs very  often, but this looks and sounds delicious! I would love to try this recipe sometime!

  21. rochelle haynes

    This is looking good and tasty

  22. Cynthia R

    These look amazing, perfect for football game season.

  23. Rosie

    These sweet sticky chicken legs look so good, I’d love to try this. I better make a double batch as I can tell these will disappear fast!

  24. Hello, Stacie.

    This SWEET AND STICKY CHICKEN LEGS of yours is a great alternative from the usual recipes we have. I can’t believe how easy it is to make this very tasty dish. I will definitely try this.

  25. Kiwi

    My mouth is watering. This looks so delicious I would definitely recreate this!

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