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4.50 from 6 votes

Creamy Baked Chicken Legs

Tender and juicy baked chicken legs smothered in a creamy tomato sauce. This tastes even better the following day.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 438kcal


  • 5-6 chicken legs
  • 1/2 tsp  granulated garlic
  • 1/2 tsp  paprika
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp  cumin
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes optional
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, combine the granulated garlic, paprika, oregano, cumin, salt, and pepper.
  • Drizzle the chicken with olive oil and season on all sides with the spice mixture.
  • Bake the chicken for 20 minutes then flip the chicken over and cook for an additional 20 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  • Add the onions to the skillet and cook until translucent.
  • Stir in the garlic and red chili flakes.
  • Add the tomato paste and cook for 20 seconds.
  • Add the wine and let it reduce by half.
  • Add the tomato sauce and heavy cream.
  • Season the sauce with salt and pepper.
  • Place the chicken back in the skillet and cook until the chicken is fully cooked through and the sauce thickens.



Calories: 438kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 183mg | Potassium: 350mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 920IU | Vitamin C: 3.4mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1.3mg