Kid Favorite Sticky Asian Marinated Chicken Legs

If you love easy, sticky, flavorful Asian seasonings, this gluten free chicken legs recipe is a dish you will love. This dinner is quick and easy, perfect for those busy weeknights.

Asian Marinated Chicken Legs piled up on a plate

Chicken Legs

My kids are all about protein right now as they have been going through several rapid growth spurts.

Buying a lot of meat can add up cost-wise quickly, so to save a little money on groceries, I like to buy a couple of packages of chicken legs. They absorb marinades nicely…and this way my kids don’t have to fight over the legs on a chicken :-). Grill them or bake them. You know they are ready when their internal temperature is 165 degrees.

This easy Asian marinated chicken leg recipe is a kid-favorite in our house.

You have to love this chicken recipe for a lot of reasons, but the fact that kids can eat these with their hands is the best. Messy dinners always taste better!! And even better? This recipe is also a huge time saver because they are readyΒ  in just 30 minutes.

When you are shopping, make sure your hoisin is gluten free. If you can’t find one, this recipe I found will help you make your own.

Perfect for busy nights!! Tonight I am giving you a full Asian menu for easy meal planning. A starter, right through to dessert!

And a bonus, see below for a fun salad and dessert option to keep your whole dinner in the Asian theme :-).

Asian Cabbage Salad in a bowl with cabbage on a cutting board in the background

You can serve them with this quick and easy side with this zesty Asian Cabbage Salad. The flavors in this salad work so well and the cabbage keeps it sweet for kid palates.

What are your go to recipes that your kids will always eat?

I am always on the hunt for simple quick ideas!

The top view of a plate full of Asian Marinated Chicken Legs. A plate and forks are in the background.

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Things You Need To Make This Recipe:

  1. A large baking dish to hold all of those chicken legs.
  2. A whisk to blend all of the marinade.
Asian Marinated Chicken Legs
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Easy kid-friendly Asian Chicken legs recipe.

Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 243 kcal
Author: Sandi Gaertner
  • 2 packages chicken legs
  • 3 tablespoons tamari
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin gluten free
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Chinese mustard
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk all wet ingredients together.
  3. Add chicken legs
  4. Stir and mix marinate over chicken legs.
  5. Spray a baking dish with olive oil.
  6. Add chicken legs.
  7. Cover dish with foil and bake 20 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and brush more marinate over the chicken legs.
  9. Bake without foil an additional 10 minutes.
  10. Serve hot.

And for dessert, this Asian mochi recipe is a perfect way to finish the meal.

Bata Mochi stacked up on a plate.


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  1. Mmm, these look fantastic Sandi!!

  2. These look like a huge time saver, indeed! I’m not having a growing spurt but I’d still love a whole bunch of these. πŸ˜‰

  3. These are making me drool, I want to reach right in and grab one!!

  4. Love that this can be ready in 30 minutes! Perfect for those super busy weeknights.

  5. These look delicious. Finger licking good actually.

  6. I love Asian flavors….these sound amazing!

  7. These look incredible and quite simple. Love the short but super flavorful list of ingredients!

  8. Love this sauce – I’d use it with other chicken parts too – and maybe with pork. Yummy!

  9. Andi @ The Weary Chef says:

    These look delicious! I am a huge lover of Asian flavors! I can’t wait to try this! Thanks for sharing! πŸ˜€

  10. These chicken legs look delicious. I’m loving that glaze and could snack on these all day everyday! πŸ™‚

  11. This would make an easy dinner served with some fried rice and better yet with cauliflower fried rice and no need for veggies on the side:) Easy and healthy for a weeknight:)

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