Roasted Lemon Chicken Leg Recipe

This is the easiest Roasted Lemon Chicken Leg recipe in the world. It is full of flavours of garlic, lemon, and herbs and 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 cooking with herbs and sliced citrus.

We all know that chicken doesn’t have much flavour unless we add a lot of seasonings, such as garlic, herbs, and lemon juice, when we cook it. But when you use these ingredients, every 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. I absolutely love roasted chicken leg, if you don’t have legs but have a whole chicken instead, try my Garlic Herb Butter Roast Chicken (Web Story)!

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

Roasted Lemon Chicken Leg Primavera Kitchen

Roasted Lemon Chicken Leg Primavera Kitchen

Serve this Roasted Lemon Chicken Leg recipe with:

Tips to take 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 a golden brown colour to the chicken legs and provides 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 is hard to believe!), buy it at Amazon, which is very convenient and arrives at your door in one or two days with Amazon Prime. Or, buy it at your local grocery store. It’s not difficult to find.

Do you want to try more chicken recipes? Try these:

See below for how to make this Roasted Lemon Chicken Leg recipe:


Roasted Lemon Chicken Legs

This is the easiest roasted lemon chicken leg recipe in the world. It is full of flavours of garlic, lemon, and herbs and is perfect for a quick and delicious meal.
3.74 from 80 votes



  • In a large container/bowl, season the chicken legs with dried oregano, dried thyme, coriander, smoked paprika, salt, pepper, and garlic.
  • Pour the olive oil and lemon juice over the chicken legs. Toss everything very well. Marinate overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 425ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place the chicken pieces on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Roast for 30 minutes or so until they begin to brown.
  • Flip the pieces, and bake another 10-15 minutes or until the chicken legs reach an internal temperature of 165ºF.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley and lemon slices.


Serving: 1/12, Calories: 155kcal, Carbohydrates: 0.8g, Protein: 42.4g, Fat: 12.1g, Saturated Fat: 3.2g, Cholesterol: 130mg, Sodium: 126mg, Sugar: 0.2g

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