Roasted Lemon Chicken Leg Recipe

This is the easiest Roasted Lemon Chicken Leg recipe in the world. It is full of flavors of the garlic, lemon, and herbs and it is perfect for a quick and delicious meal. 

Roasted Lemon Chicken Leg Primavera Kitchen

Today, I bring you a very delicious, but inexpensive weeknight meal. This roasted chicken leg recipe is definitely a beautiful and elegant dish. Everything tastes and looks beautiful when cook with herbs and sliced citrus.

We all know that chicken doesn’t have much flavor unless we add a lot of seasonings such as garlic, herbs, and lemon juice when we are cooking it. But when you cook with all these ingredients, every single chicken recipe tastes like heaven. Am I lying? I guess not! So this recipe is impossible to mess up, especially if you marinate your chicken overnight. The longer they marinate, the better the taste.


Don’t be cheap on the lemon. Lemon is awesome! I use lemon to cook a lot, to make my green juice, green smoothie, and I also drink hot lemon water almost every day in the morning before my breakfast. So, I guess you see how much I LOVE lemon and if I don’t have them at home, I go into a panic. They really add delicious fragrances to the food and the juice just brightens all the other flavors in any recipe.

Roasted Lemon Chicken Leg Primavera Kitchen

Roasted Lemon Chicken Leg Primavera Kitchen

You can serve this Roasted Lemon Chicken Leg recipe with:

  • Cauliflower rice – I have this Mushroom Cauliflower “Rice” Skillet recipe that is delicious and a perfect side dish if you on Whole30 or Paleo, Gluten-Free and Low-carb diets.
  • Cauliflower Mashed – This is a good dish to serve along with this roasted lemon chicken leg if you are on low-carb and gluten-free diets. However it’s not suitable for Whole30 or Paleo because it has Parmesan Cheese in there.
  • Also this recipe goes really well with salad for a light lunch or dinner. You can browse all the salad recipes here.
  • And for those love love a good carb you can serve it with rice or quinoa. So good!

Tip help to bring your Roasted Lemon Chicken Leg recipe to the next level:

This recipe is extremely flavourful thanks to all the spices/herbs such as dried oregano leaves, dried thyme and coriander. But the most important spice here is the paprika. It gives this golden brown colour to the chicken legs and gives a smoky and spicy taste to this dish. So, don’t skip this ingredient. If you don’t have paprika in your spice cabinet (which it’s hard to believe), you can buy yours at Amazon, which is very convenient and gets to your door in one or two days with Amazon Primer. Or you can buy at your local grocery store too. It’s not difficult to find it.

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Roasted Lemon Chicken Legs

Yield: 12 people
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
This is the easiest roasted lemon chicken leg recipe in the world. It is full of flavors of the garlic, lemon, and herbs and it is perfect for a quick and delicious meal.
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3.84 from 31 votes



  1. In a big container/bowl, season (chicken legs) drumsticks with dried oregano, dried thyme, coriander, smoked paprika, salt, pepper, and garlic.
  2. Pour olive oil and lemon juice over the chicken legs. Toss everything very well. Marinate overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 425F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Place the chicken pieces in a baking sheet.
  5. Roast for 30 minutes or so until it begins to brown.
  6. Flip pieces and bake a remaining 10-15 minutes or until the chicken legs get an internal temperature of 165ºF.
  7. Garnish with lots of fresh parsley and slices of lemon.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken recipe, gluten-free, low-carb, paleo, whole30

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1/12) — Calories: 155, Fat: 12.1g, Saturated Fat: 3.2g, Cholesterol: 130mg, Sodium: 126mg, Carbohydrates: 0.8g, Sugar: 0.2g, Protein: 42.4g

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