Baked chicken legs with baby potatoes

chicken legs

The title explains exactly what this dish is all about. We are currently very busy people, as no doubt are most of you, so we all need some quick recipes that can be partially prepared in advance and don’t require a lot of attention while cooking.

This is most probably the easiest recipe we know to prepare baked chicken legs. Rub the legs with the spices and pop them in the oven over the baby potatoes. The entire dinner will be cooked together in one tray.

During baking, the smell of the spices will spread whilst this mouthwatering dinner is cooking. You are definitely allowed to eat chicken legs with your hands which makes it a finger-licking dish!

Just writing about this dish already brings back memories of the taste so we won’t let you wait any longer. Get ready to prepare yourself for some goodness on a plate. Serve it with our raita and make it an Indian feast! 

tender chicken legs

Baked chicken leg with baby potatoes

This is most probably the easiest recipe we know to prepare baked chicken legs.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 45 mins
Resting time 8 hrs
Total Time 9 hrs 45 mins
Course Meat & Poultry
Cuisine International
Servings 4 people
Calories 563 kcal

EQUIPMENT (click pictures for details)

Glass baking dish


  • 4 chicken legs
  • 24 baby potatoes
  • 4 shallots

For the marinade

  • 2 tsp paprika powder
  • 2 tsp Indian curry powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 crushed bay leaf
  • ½ tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Combine all the listed spices for the marinade.
  • Score the chicken legs to ½ cm deep.
    rub chicken with herbs
  • ‘Massage’ the marinade gently into the chicken legs and keep overnight in the fridge into a plastic bag.
    chicken in plastic bag
  • Peel and halve the baby potatoes and the shallots.
  • Toss them in a baking tin with salt, pepper, a pinch of chili flakes and olive oil.
    season potatoes
  • Turn the oven grill to high and arrange the marinated chicken legs on a wire rack.
  • Place on top of the baking tin with the potatoes.
  • Bake for 20 minutes before flipping the chicken legs.
    chicken legs in oven
  • Cook until tender, crispy and brown.
    tender chicken legs


  • The potatoes will cook with the melted fat from the chicken.

Nutrition for 1 portion

Calories: 563kcalCarbohydrates: 65gProtein: 29gFat: 21gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 715mgFiber: 9gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 611IUVitamin C: 68mgCalcium: 74mgIron: 5mg
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