Sticky Chicken Legs - Carolina Country

Sticky Chicken Legs With orange marmalade

3.8/5 rating (6 votes)
Sticky Chicken Legs

Summertime and the livin’ is easy. And we like to keep it that way, so give this simple recipe a go. Just a few ingredients and you’ll be devouring finger lick’n good, sweet ‘n’ crispy chicken legs. Pair with our Butter Swim Cornbread Biscuits on the side — simply scrumptious!


  • 1 dozen chicken legs
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons granulated garlic
  • ½ cup orange marmalade
  • 1 stick butter, cut in small pieces


  1. Pat legs dry with paper towels. Season all sides with salt, pepper and garlic.

  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line baking pan with parchment paper and place a cooking rack over paper. Coat rack with pan spray. Cook legs until they reach 165 degrees, turning after the top side has browned a bit to do the same on the other side. 

  3. If preferred, you can also grill the legs until crispy and browned. 

  4. Put hot legs in a deep bowl and add in marmalade and butter. Cover with another bowl and shake vigorously until butter melts and hot legs are nicely glazed. 

  5. Serve immediately if you prefer your chicken crispy.

Tip: To give your legs a little heat, add some hot sauce or cayenne pepper when shaking.

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Wendy Perry, a culinary adventurist and blogger, chats about goodness around NC on her blog at

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