Maple Bacon Bourbon Chicken Legs
  • 2 1/2 lbs chicken legs (about 7 legs)
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 pieces of bacon (cooked and chopped into pieces) I buy previously cooked bacon if I don’t already have any cooked bacon on hand.
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • more bacon if you want to use as a garnish
  • green onion for garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 400°
  2. Mix chicken legs with cornstarch, salt, and pepper (in a bag or a bowl)
  3. Mix the sauce in a small bowl then coat the chicken generously with the sauce, you can use a silicone brush or spoon to coat the chicken.
  4. Place the chicken legs on a baking sheet lined with a wire rack.
  5. Bake at 400° for 30-35 minutes (turning the chicken over halfway through) or until the chicken is fully cooked and crispy.
  6. Top with additional chopped bacon and sliced green onion.
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