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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Baked Teriyaki Chicken Legs

I bought some really nice free range organic chicken legs, and was going to just bake them, but I thought a nice teriyaki would liven them up. I do have bottled teriyaki, but lately I've been staying away from a lot of bottled and boxed stuff and trying to make my own. I like to do that on some things even if just to cut down on the sugar and sodium, or preservatives. This was pretty good and easy enough.

Baked Teriyaki Chicken Legs (adapted from Allrecipes)

1 tablespoon corn starch
1 tablespoon cold water
1/4 cup white wine (use one you would like to drink)
1/2 cup soy sauce (I used tamari sauce)
1 tablespoon brown sugar (I cut way back on the sugar)
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Chinese black vinegar
3 tablespoons mirin (thought it would replace some of the sugar)
1 tablespoon grated ginger or finely minced
2 cloves garlic minced
fresh ground black pepper

In a sauce pan over med-low heat combine ingredients, and simmer. Cook until it thickens to desired thickness. Stir it once in awhile.
Heat oven to 400 degrees.
Place chicken on sheet pan and coat with the sauce. I used parchment paper on my stoneware bar pan, it just makes for easier clean up. You can remove the skin if you like.
Bake for 30 minutes and then turn the chicken and bake for another 30 minutes, until chicken is done. Brush on the teriyaki sauce about every 10 minutes.
A nice finger-licking-good chicken leg. These would be perfect for lunch the next day too.

Happy Mid-Week! It's all down hill from here on 'till the weekend.


  1. What lovely and nice Teriyaki chicken, yummy! gloria

  2. The roasted chicken legs looks delicious and the sauce sounds fantastic. The good thing about making your own is knowing what goes into it.

  3. oooo yummy! this looks so good and relatively straight you need to marinate the drumsticks overnight??

  4. wow, your Teriyaki chicken look so yummy and tempting!

  5. This chicken and this sauce looks finger-lickin' good! I am already hungry.

  6. Yay on making your own sauce! I hate buying premade things as well and when you make your own it always tastes better. Looks delicious!

  7. Like you, I am trying to stay away from those bottle sauces full of MSG; thank you for sharing this recipe; looks so good and finger licking good; I do love my chicken legs.

  8. I love that you made your own sauce! So much better I'm sure :)

  9. I love the way the chicken legs glisten....and I am a fan of homemade sauces too.

  10. Gloria, thanks for visiting, I'll be at your house for dessert!

    Biren, that's right. My husband likes things sweeter than I do, but he still likes it when I make my own, even if it's not as sweet.

    LittleAsianGirl BigAppetite - yes pretty straightforward, and of course you can adjust the seasoning. I didn't marinate these and by baking them it didn't really need it (legs have a lot of flavor anyway).

    Sonia - chicken wings are good like this too.

    Belinda - finger lickn' good! :D

    Joanne - thanks, once you start making your own you see how really easy it is (and good too).

  11. wow...serioulsly I'm drooling over these pics...chicken teriyaki legs looks so perfect and delicious....loved it !

  12. Rita - I know what you mean, the bottles are so convenient, but full of stuff we really don't want.

    Nutmeg Nanny - thanks, it's easier than you think to make your own.

    Kitchen Butterfly - It's great if you can make it as you go. I'm sure your sauces are fantastic!

    Only Fish Recipes -'re so kind!

  13. This chicken legs look terrific with the teriyaki the idea of baking them...yummie and the color is just perfect. Hope you are having a great week :-)

  14. That looks very tasteful. :-)

  15. Such a gorgeous colour and glace! My boyfriend would really love these :-)

  16. Teriyaki is one of my favorite flavors...Hats of to you for making your own sauce...I came with good news! Sending you an email...You won my giveaway.

  17. Love the flavours, love the colour!

  18. Juliana - yes, it's nice to bake with teriyaki sauce once in awhile, easy clean up.

    afanja - thank you!

    tigerfish - me too :P

    Maria - my husband like these too...his favorite!

    Bo - that's fantastic! I can't wait to start using it! Thanks Bo!
    I figured I might as well make the sauce since I had all the ingredients already.

    pigpigscorner - I don't make mine very sweet, but you can always add more brown does make for a lovely color.

  19. These look very very good :D)!! I love teriyaki sauce and I always make my own too because premade one doesn't taste as I good I think.

  20. They look really great! I can easily overeat with the chicken!


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