Wine-Baked Chicken Legs with Marjoram Recipe

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Sara Møller Modified: March 21, 2022
Wine-Baked Chicken Legs with Marjoram Recipe

How To Make Wine-Baked Chicken Legs with Marjoram

Sink your teeth into these succulent baked chicken legs, that’s cooked in a creamy white wine sauce, for a belly-filling and luscious dinner meal!

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total: 1 hour 35 minutes



  • 2large shallots
  • 1bay leaf
  • 6whole chicken legs
  • 2cupdry white wine
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • ¼cupheavy cream
  • 4tbspunsalted butter,cold
  • 2tbspmarjoram,chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. Spread the shallots and bay leaf in a 14×12-inch baking dish or roasting pan. Arrange the chicken legs in the pan, skin side up, and pour the wine over the legs. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.

  3. Bake in the upper third of the oven for about 50 minutes, or until the skin is crisp and the chicken is cooked through.

  4. Reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees F.

  5. Transfer the chicken legs to a heatproof platter. Discard the bay leaf.

  6. Pour the pan juices into a small saucepan and boil over high heat for about 10 minutes, until reduced to 2 cups. Add the cream and boil for 5 minutes until reduced by one-third.

  7. Pour the sauce into a large glass measuring cup and let stand for 5 minutes.

  8. Reheat the chicken legs in the oven for about 5 minutes

  9. Whisk the butter into the sauce, 1 tablespoon at a time, until thoroughly blended. Season the sauce with salt and stir in the chopped marjoram.

  10. Spoon the sauce over the chicken legs, sprinkle with the marjoram leaves, and serve. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 1390.68kcal
  • Fat: 99.50g
  • Saturated Fat: 33.29g
  • Trans Fat: 0.78g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 38.76g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 18.01g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.06g
  • Fiber: 2.20g
  • Sugar: 4.75g
  • Protein: 86.32g
  • Cholesterol: 530.79mg
  • Sodium: 1641.29mg
  • Calcium: 113.15mg
  • Potassium: 1321.17mg
  • Iron: 5.35mg
  • Vitamin A: 307.20µg
  • Vitamin C: 4.83mg
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