Baked Spicy Sesame Chicken Legs
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Serves: 8
  • 4 lbs. of skinless chicken legs, separate them into drumsticks and thighs
  • 2 tbsp. roasted sesame seeds
For the marinating sauce:
  • 2 fresh garlic cloves, minced or 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar or honey
  • 4 tbsp. or ¼ cup of dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. sesame oil
  • ½ tsp. crushed chili flakes, adjust according to your taste
  1. Combine all the ingredients for the marinating sauce.
  2. Pour the marinade over the chicken pieces; make sure they are well coated.
  3. Marinate for at least 30 minutes at room temperature.
  4. Preheat the oven to 380F. Transfer the chicken to a baking dish.
  5. Bake the chicken, uncovered, for 45 minutes or until the chicken is done or no longer pink inside.
  6. Turn the chicken pieces only once when cooking is halfway through.
  7. Brush chicken pieces thoroughly with the remaining liquid.
  8. When the baking is done, sprinkle with roasted sesame seeds. Broil the chicken to brown, about 3 minutes on each side.
  9. You can serve this dish as an appetizer or with a bowl of warm rice or any side dish you desire.
Recipe by Lani Cooks at