Sweet Smoky Chicken Legs

sweet smoky chicken legs recipe

The liquid smoke and maple syrup give this dish a delicious and unique flavor
This is another simple recipe that you can have on the supper table in about an hour. There are only a few ingredients, very little prep time, and the end result is a smoky maple flavored chicken dish. Give this one a try it’s simple. and really good. Enjoy

Sweet Smokey Chicken Legs
Recipe Type: Main
Author: Larry
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Serves: 4

sweet smoky chicken legs

Adapted from Taste of Home Cookbook

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Sweet Smoky Chicken Legs

  • Author: Cullys Kitchen


  • 2 medium onions (sliced thin)
  • 23 pounds of chicken legs
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Liquid smoke


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Lightly spray a 13 x 9 casserole dish with cooking spray and arrange onion slices over the bottom. Arrange the chicken legs in a single layer on top of the onions, and then lightly season the chicken with the pepper.
  3. In a medium size, bowl mixes together the maple syrup, vinegar, Dijon mustard, and salt. Distribute the sauce evenly over the top of the chicken and bake uncovered for 50 – 60 minutes or until chicken is nicely browned and reaches an internal temperature of 180F with an instant-read thermometer.
  4. Serve chicken topped with the onions and sauce.

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