oven fried chicken legs

Oven-fried chicken legs offer the crunchy exterior and tender interior of traditional fried chicken, but with less oil and a hands-off cooking method that’s perfect for a healthier, easier preparation. This recipe will guide you through creating oven-fried chicken legs that boast an irresistible golden crust and juicy meat, sure to be a hit with family and friends.


  • 8 chicken legs (drumsticks)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce (optional)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs or panko for extra crispiness
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme or oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil spray or melted butter for coating


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