Baked Chicken Legs in Oven – Soy Molasses Glazed Chicken Legs
This dish is really easy to make and is loaded in flavor. It is elegant enough to entertain and very, very frugal. I used chicken legs and thighs but wings work beautifully with this glaze. Here is what you are going to need for these:
16 chicken legs (you can use thighs if you want)
2 TBS olive oil
2 tsp. coarse salt
2 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 cup soy sauce
¾ cup Balsamic vinegar
¼ cup molasses
2 TBS sesame seeds
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Place rinsed chicken in a roasting pan in a single layer. Drizzle with olive oil, salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder. Toss the chicken making sure to coat all sides. Place pan in oven and roast for about 35 minutes – or until chicken is cooked through. All ovens are different so make sure you check for doneness.
While the chicken is cooking, place the soy sauce, vinegar and molasses into a pot. Bring it to a boil, stirring occasionally, and reduce heat. Simmer sauce until it thickens and reduces by 1/3rd – about 20 minutes.
Remove the chicken from the oven and discard any rendered liquid. Pour the sauce on to the chicken and toss to coat well. The glaze will thicken on the chicken so don’t worry if it is too liquid. Add the sesame seeds and serve. Enjoy!