AIP Paleo Sticky Chicken Legs Recipe

Recently, when I went to make a new batch of bone broth, I realized I may have a problem. I think I’m addicted to chicken legs! After pulling four full bags of just chicken leg bones from my freezer, I couldn’t hide it any longer. I am hooked on drumsticks! And now, I’m going to get you hooked on drumsticks, with my AIP Paleo Sticky Chicken Legs recipe.

AIP Paleo Sticky Chicken Legs Recipe by Paleo Cajun Lady
AIP Paleo Sticky Chicken Legs

AIP Paleo Sticky Chicken Legs Recipe

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: 2 to 3 servings


  • 5 or 6 organic chicken legs
  • 2 green onions, sliced (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • juice from 1 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Combine all ingredients in large bowl or resealable plastic bag.
  2. Mix well and place in fridge to marinate for 20 minutes to 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  4. Place chicken legs on baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  5. Brush or spoon marinade on top of chicken legs.
  6. Place on middle rack of oven and cook until internal temperature of chicken reaches 160 degrees F, about 40 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven.
  8. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  9. Serve.

Chicken legs are an inexpensive way to get protein into your meal. I usually buy mine at Trader Joe’s or on my monthly trip to Costco. Also, I always buy organic, which is a little more expensive than standard non-organic. But, they are so much tastier and better for you. It’s totally worth the small price increase.

AIP Paleo Sticky Chicken Legs  over Green Onion Bacon Fried Rice by Paleo Cajun Lady
Sticky Chicken Legs over Green Onion Bacon Fried Rice

Luckily for me, my last bone broth destroyed all of my chicken leg bones. Now, I can start to rebuild my stash for the next couple of batches. Even though I used only chicken leg bones, my bone broth still came out perfectly gelled. I also usually add chicken feet to the Instant Pot; but, ran out of room in my last batch. Too many chicken legs, you know.

Alright, that’s enough about chicken legs. Other than them, I also love meatballs! I tend to make a batch every week. They’re perfect for quick meals. The reason I’m talking about meatballs is because my recipe for Olive-Bacon Meatballs is exclusively in this week’s newsletter, Paleo Cajun Lady News. I will not be releasing that recipe anywhere else. So, be sure to sign up for my newsletter. I will be featuring lots of newsletter only recipes, discounts, giveaways, and news. And, don’t worry, I don’t bombard you with a bunch of emails everyday. I send one email every week typically. Sometimes, if I get wind of something great, I’ll send you two in a week. That’s it though! Believe me, I can’t handle any more than that. So go sign up!

As always, I wish you good health……and, good food!

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Tara Perillo

Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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3 Replies to “AIP Paleo Sticky Chicken Legs Recipe”

  1. Tara, y’all either have some BIGass chickens in Chicago or there’s a typo in the weight of the 5-6 chicken legs. Mine are in the oven right now!

    1. Hee Hee Crunchygramma, thanks for catching that. I think I was just trying to type 5 or 6 legs and put pounds instead. Too funny. I edited it; so, it should be correct now.

      Thanks again,

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