A simple paste of maple syrup and two mustards is all you need for these savory-sweet baked chicken legs. Just add carrots, potatoes, and shallots (they all caramelize in their juices) for a great one-dish meal for two.



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Stir together mustards and maple syrup; season with salt and pepper. Brush mixture on chicken.

  • Drizzle some oil into a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Add chicken, carrots, potatoes, and shallots; drizzle with more oil. Bake until chicken is lightly golden and a thermometer inserted into thickest part of leg (do not touch bone) reaches 160 degrees and vegetables are tender, about 35 minutes.

Cook's Notes

Flavor Swap:

Make your paste from horseradish and honey, and surround the legs with sliced fennel, parsnips, and leeks.

Reviews (1)

91 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 44
  • 2 star values: 20
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 2 stars
Not as flavorful as I had hoped. Carrots and potatoes need to cook a little longer. I should have broiled at the end to get it a little more crispy.