Breaded Dijon Chicken Legs (Oven)

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"A good and easy recipe for chicken legs, they are crunchy on the outside and really tender and with lots of good flavor."

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (392.3 g)
  • Calories 581.3
  • Total Fat - 33 g
  • Saturated Fat - 8.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 283.2 mg
  • Sodium - 802.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 13.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.7 g
  • Sugars - 3.2 g
  • Protein - 55.7 g
  • Calcium - 81.8 mg
  • Iron - 3.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 4.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step 1

Preheat Oven to 350˚F. Grease a large baking sheet or line baking sheet with foil if you want to save yourself some clean-up time. Prepare and grease a rack, then set inside of the rimmed baking sheet.

Step 2

Rinse chicken in cold water then pat dry with paper towels and season both sides of the drumsticks with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Step 3

In a a bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup Dijon with 1/2 cup mayonnaise and fine chopped garlic.

Step 4

In another bowl combine seasoned breadcrumbs and cracker crumbs.

Step 5

Roll or Brush your mustard mixture onto all sides of the drumsticks, then double roll each of them into the bread crumbs to get a nice coating on them.

Step 6

Transfer coated chicken legs to the baking sheet (Don't crowd drumsticks or they won't crisp on the bottom like they should; for extra crispness).

Step 7

Preheat oven to 350˚F.

Step 8

Bake until chicken is cooked through (45-50 minutes) if you want the skin crispy, put it under a hot broiler 3 min or so or until desired crispness (not blackness) is achieved.

Tips & Variations

  • A rack fitted into a large baking sheet



Very flavorful and moist. Super easy to make.

review by:
(12 Jun 2016)