This Orange and Five-Spice Roasted Chicken Leg recips is the easy supper you need in your life! Packed with flavor and appropriate for anyone eating a low carb, paleo or Whole 30 diet.
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Lately, our evenings have been crazy busy. I mean, with 4 kids in 3 different schools it's always been a little crazy. But lately it seems like things have kicked up a notch.
I am always a fan of easy supper recipes that don't take ton of hands on time. Preferably these are also recipes that my kids will eat without too much convincing.
This recipe for Orange and Five-Spice Roasted Chicken Legs is all of these things and more. The only real hands-on time is preparing the marinade, from there your oven does all the work.
Ingredients and substitutions
I use chicken legs for this recipe because they are my kids favorite. You could substitute with any chicken pieces that you like, but I do recommend sticking with bone-in and skin-on chicken for the most flavor.
The orange zest is really important in this recipe for getting the most delicious orange flavor. Using the zest also enables you to get away with less orange juice and keeps the carbs and sugar content down.
You can of course substitute coconut aminos, liquid aminos or tamari sauce for the soy sauce in order to make this recipe completely paleo and whole 30 compliant.
As I mentioned above, this recipe couldn't possibly be easier to make. You simply toss all the ingredients into a large lidded container or a large zip-top bag, allow the chicken to marinate for at least two hours, but up to overnight. Then transfer the chicken to a baking sheet and bake it!
Air Fryer Method
If you have an air fryer, you should use it for this recipe! It cuts the cooking time in half and delivers perfect chicken every time. I set my fryer at 370 degrees F for 30-35 minutes, but the cooking time can vary some among fryer brands.
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- Add all of the ingredients to a large zip-top bag or a container with a tight-fitting lid.
- Allow the chicken to marinate for at least 2 hours, but up to overnight.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Transfer the chicken to a baking sheet and place into preheated oven. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F, turning the chicken occasionally.
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The nutrition information listed here is only an estimate and is simply provided as a courtesy. It nor any other information within this post should constitute medical or nutritional advice. Be sure to read all packaging and ingredient labels for potential allergens. Optional ingredients are not included unless otherwise specified.