Caramelized Baked Chicken Legs/Wings

Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

Delicious! Yummy caramelized legs, kids love these! So quick and easy and no marinating required. Just prepare the sauce, pour over the chicken and pop in the oven! I actually like this with wings better ;-) VERY IMPORTANT TO LEAVE IT IN THE OVEN UNTIL IT HAS CARAMELIZED TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT. Thank you to everyone for their positive reviews! Try adding Sambal Oelek as Chef #27416 has suggested in his review. What a great idea ;-)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Place chicken in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Mix together the oil, soy sauce, ketchup, honey, garlic, salt and pepper.
  3. Pour over the chicken.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for one hour, or until sauce is caramelized.
  5. Could also use wings or pork ribs.
Most Helpful

5 5

Hello DjMastermum; This recipe is so easy to make and turns out absolutely fantastic. I used chicken legs with back attached and the only addition to your recipe was 1 teaspoon of Sambal Oelek. I baked the legs at 350 F for 52 minutes, then turned the heat up to 375 F for 8 minutes. They caramalized to perfection. We had a visitor just as the chicken was finished and even though he had his dinner, he wanted to try the chicken. Well, talk about devouring the chicken and for a moment I thought he was going to eat the bones. Smackin his lips, and wanted the recipe immediately. Thank you so much for a real yummy, yummy chicken recipe. "Uncle Bill"

5 5

These were delish! I boiled my frozen wings for ablout 15 min. to thaw and render some of the fat. I baked them at 400 degrees until they were brown and crispy and then basted them with the sauce. Perfectly carmelized and so good...was glad I had no-stick foil, worked very well! Thanks for posting this recipe!

5 5

I've been cooking for 42 years of marriage and have to say this recipe is one of the best for chicken legs. I had 5 pounds of chicken legs and doubled everything but the honey and it came out so delicious. My husband said I could make this every week and he would be happy. A real keeper. Delicious!

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