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paprika chicken legs
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Paprika Chicken


  • 11 chicken legs with bones and skin
  • 1 &1/2 Tbs melted grass-fed butter or olive oil/lard for dairy free
  • 4 tsp paprika chicken rub
  • Paprika Rub:
  • 4 Tbs salt
  • 4 Tbs sweet paprika
  • 1 Tbs onion powder
  • 1 Tbs dried thyme
  • 1 Tbs dried cracked rosemary
  • 2 Tbs black pepper
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tbs garlic powder
  • I recommend using organic ingredients when possible.


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Combine spice ingredients and store in a container with a tight-fitting lid. Obviously, if you just want to make a small amount the first time, you could scale back the proportions.
  • Rinse and pat the chicken dry.
  • Sprinkle four teaspoons of the rub evenly over all sides of the chicken.
  • Spread the seasoned chicken evenly on a parchment-lined, rimmed baking sheet.
  • Brush the chicken with melted butter using a silicone brush.
  • Bake at 375 for 35-45 minutes, until the skin, is crispy and juices from the pierced flesh are clear (not pink).