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Crispy, crunchy, and fried to perfection right in the oven! This juicy chicken recipe is so easy and kids love it!

Oven Fried Buttery Chicken Legs

These oven fried chicken legs are so easy to make and they turn out crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside every time!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword classic recipes, comfort food, weeknight dinner recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 391kcal


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 pounds drumsticks
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/2 cups ground butter crackers
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.  Place the butter in a cast iron skillet or cookie sheet and place in the oven to melt.
  • Meanwhile, stir together the mayonnaise and milk in a shallow dish.
  • Add the cracker crumbs, garlic powder, and salt to a large zip bag and shake to combine.
  • Coat the chicken in the mayonnaise mixture and place in the bag.
  • Seal the bag and shake to coat the chicken in the cracker crumbs.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and place the chicken in the melted butter.
  • Bake for 20 minutes and then flip the chicken over.
  • Continue baking for 15-20 more minutes or until the chicken reaches 160 degrees.



Calories: 391kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 118mg | Sodium: 482mg | Potassium: 256mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1.3mg