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Easy Baked Chicken Legs With Cajun Seasoning

Simple and delicious baked chicken legs with Cajun seasoning.  40 minutes and 3 ingredients to make this easy weeknight dinner recipe.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 575kcal
Author James


  • 3-4 pounds Chicken legs
  • 2 Tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil


  • Heat oven to 400f and place oven rack in middle.
  • Dry off chicken really well with paper towels.
  • Apply Cajun seasoning to chicken legs liberally.  
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper and spread 1 Tbsp of olive oil on paper.
  • Place chicken on parchment paper lined sheet.  Spread evenly trying not to let chicken touch.
  • Bake chicken legs for 20 minutes and flip.  Bake 20 minutes longer and test with instant read thermometer.  Temp must be 165f.  If not bake for 5 minutes more and check again.
  • Enjoy!


  • 2 Tbsp of Cajun seasoning is used, but definitely add more if you want.  Coating the chicken legs completely is a good starting point.
  • Cajun seasoning is salty so no extra salt is needed, but again adjust according to your own taste.  Furthermore, if the Cajun spice doesn't have any salt (which is rare), salt the chicken liberally with kosher salt.


Calories: 575kcal | Protein: 87g | Fat: 22.5g | Sodium: 450mg