Roasted chicken legs with honey sauce


5 Portions



Prep. time

10 minutes

Cooking time

40 minutes

I’ve always loved chicken, specially roasted. As a familiy it was our go-to food to eat on a picnic. What it makes this recipe more special than just a normal roasted chicken, it’s the honey sauce. It caramelises the chicken legs in a beautiful way and the flavours are just delicious. It goes well with so many things! You can never go wrong with this recipe!


  • 5 chicken legs
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp “old style” mustard
  • 1-2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • Lemon juice and zest of 1 lemon


  1. Mix well half the salt plus all the other ingredients (besides the chicken) on a bowl.
  2. Use a casserole big enough to fit all the chicken legs. Put the chicken legs and pour the honey mixture over them. Use a brush or your hand to cover them everywhere with the mixture.
  3. You can let it rest for some minutes before putting the casserole in the oven, so the chicken can absorb the sauce. In the meantime preheat the oven to 200°C.
  4. Sprinkle some the salt over the chicken and put it on the oven.
  5. Roast for approx. 20 minutes and turn the pieces over. Sprinkle some more salt and roast for other 20 minutes approx. *If you want your chicken to get a pretty golden colour, in the last 3-5 minutes, turn the temperature up to 250°C or use the grill function from your oven.
  6. Poke your chicken legs on their thickest parts to check if they are done. If the juice comes out red or pink, you should cook them a bit longer. Your chicken is done when the juice comes out clear.
  7. Serve your chicken immediately.

This recipe goes perfect with many side dishes: rice, potatoes, salads or even eaten alone with some bread like Tapas style. I served the chicken with mashed potatoes and rocket/arugula salad, as you can see in the photo above.


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