Today I’m sharing with you another recipe that I grew up eating called Carnival Chicken! It was actually my uncle’s recipe that he created and my mom used to make often when we were younger. Now, I find myself making this recipe when I want a quick and easy meal that doesn’t require much preparation. With less than five minutes of prep time and then just popping it into the oven for less than a hour, this chicken dish is about as easy as they come. And let tell you, the aroma that will fill your home once it starts baking is incredible! Hubby always knows when I’m baking this as soon as he walks in the door from work!

Carnival ChickenSo as I was prepping to write this post, I was in touch with my uncle to ask for specific recipe details (because this is truthfully the ONLY recipe I eyeball and not measure) and while talking to him I realized that I was actually making it differently all along from what his original recipe was. To be honest, I’m not sure I’ve actually had his original version because my mom makes it the same way as I do (ok, truthfully I make it the same way SHE does!). So without even realizing it, this is truly an original recipe!

Carnival Chicken

I almost never post “before” pictures of my food because truthfully, it’s never all that pretty. But not so with this dish! The before is actually the prettiest, right after you’ve drizzled all the sauces over the chicken legs. Also, as I said above, this is literally one of the only recipes I eyeball the ingredients. I’m not an eyeballer normally. I like recipes with precise measurements. But with this one, I grew up watching my mom make it and she never used measurements either. So I wanted to show you the before picture so you can an idea of what it should look like once you added all your sauces.

Carnival Chicken

Carnival Chicken
Serves 4
The easiest and super delicious baked chicken dish that will leave your home smelling amazing!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
50 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 package of chicken legs
  2. 1/4-1/3 cup BBQ sauce
  3. 1/4-1/3 cup Mustard
  4. 1/4-1/3 cup Ketchup
  5. Salt & Pepper, to taste
  6. 1 tbsp granulated garlic powder, to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Spray a 9x13 dish with non-stick spray
  3. Place the chicken legs in the dish, with a little bit of space between each (don't overcrowd)
  4. Sprinkle legs with with salt, pepper and granulated garlic
  5. Drizzle legs with ketchup, mustard and BBQ sauce
  6. Take a silicone food brush and brush the entire legs with the sauce, making sure they are covered
  7. Add a little bit of water to the bottom of the dish
  8. Cover with tin foil and bake for roughly 45 minutes* or until done
Notes
  1. * Cooking times will vary depending on individual ovens
  2. * You may want to adjust the amount of ketchup, mustard and BBQ sauce to your taste
  3. * I sometimes take the foil off the chicken near the end to brown the legs just before they are finished baking
Adapted from Uncle Ziggy Dean
Adapted from Uncle Ziggy Dean
Amidst the Chaos http://amidstthechaos.ca/
 Well there you have it! Probably the easiest baked chicken dish you will ever have! This is what I call “Winner, winner chicken dinner” because not only is it so quick to put together, but everyone LOVES this dish. No complaints, just finger-licking goodness!

Love & Blessings,

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50 Comments on Carnival Chicken

  1. jessica
    July 27, 2015 at 10:53 am (2 years ago)

    WHAAAAT! I love mustard chicken, my kids love ketchup, the hubby loves bbq sauce, and we all love baked chicken….I think this might be a winner Christine!

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    • Christine
      July 30, 2015 at 3:05 pm (2 years ago)

      AHHH!!! So awesome! It’s like I knew! Ha! Let me know how it turns out for you guys! xox

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  2. T Austin
    July 27, 2015 at 10:55 am (2 years ago)

    Looks great! And so easy too!

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    • Christine
      July 30, 2015 at 3:05 pm (2 years ago)

      Super duper easy! Enjoy! xox

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  3. Stephanie
    July 27, 2015 at 11:01 am (2 years ago)

    Sounds delish and a welcome addition to my baked chicken rotation. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Christine
      July 30, 2015 at 3:11 pm (2 years ago)

      My pleasure! Enjoy! xox

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  4. Dayne
    July 27, 2015 at 11:54 am (2 years ago)

    Typically…I don’t like chicken on the bone. But for this recipe, I can make an exception!

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    • Christine
      July 30, 2015 at 3:17 pm (2 years ago)

      You know what, I’m not a huge fan of that either and this is really one of the only bone-in chicken leg recipes I will eat!

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  5. Haley
    July 27, 2015 at 12:16 pm (2 years ago)

    Those look very good, and I am not just saying that because it’s lunch time.
    Have a Great Week,
    Haley from http://haleysvintage.com

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  6. Justine Y @ Little Dove Creations
    July 27, 2015 at 12:22 pm (2 years ago)

    That before picture IS gorgeous, which I rarely say about pictures of raw chicken. 😉 And I love that the ingredients are simple, it’s always my favorite when I already have everything for a recipe in my kitchen! Thanks for sharing Christine!

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    • Christine
      July 30, 2015 at 3:18 pm (2 years ago)

      Haha, right?! My pleasure…enjoy! xox

      Reply
  7. momwithfive
    July 27, 2015 at 12:25 pm (2 years ago)

    It looks delicious! I’ll try it… my five children will love it.

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    • Christine
      July 30, 2015 at 3:12 pm (2 years ago)

      Let me know how it turns out! xox

      Reply
  8. Bree Talks
    July 27, 2015 at 2:11 pm (2 years ago)

    Very interesting! I’ve never seen that done before! It’s so pretty on the baking sheet! Maybe the kids could actually help with this one……or is that too optimistic? 🙂

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    • Christine
      July 30, 2015 at 3:18 pm (2 years ago)

      Oh they could definitely help! Enjoy! xox

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  9. Shannon Ketchum
    July 27, 2015 at 2:26 pm (2 years ago)

    This looks delicious and so easy and the ingredients I almost always have on hand. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    • Christine
      July 30, 2015 at 3:18 pm (2 years ago)

      Exactly! Super simple! Enjoy! xox

      Reply
  10. jessica lynn
    July 27, 2015 at 2:44 pm (2 years ago)

    This sounds awesome and SO easy, which I’m all about! Thanks for sharing—totally pinning!

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    • Christine
      July 30, 2015 at 3:12 pm (2 years ago)

      Awesome! And my pleasure! Enjoy! xox

      Reply
  11. Brittany Bergman
    July 27, 2015 at 3:55 pm (2 years ago)

    How easy and delicious! I’m sure this is a big crowd-pleaser for summertime events!

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    • Christine
      July 30, 2015 at 3:19 pm (2 years ago)

      Absolutely! Enjoy! xox

      Reply
  12. Jaclyn
    July 27, 2015 at 4:06 pm (2 years ago)

    I never would have thought to use all those condiments on chicken, but my son LOVES “dip” and would probably devour this! Savings for the husband!

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    • Christine
      July 30, 2015 at 3:19 pm (2 years ago)

      Right?! Haven’t met someone who doesn’t like it yet! xox

      Reply
  13. Leslie
    July 27, 2015 at 6:00 pm (2 years ago)

    Yum this looks really good! I don’t eat a lot of red meat but I do eat turkey & chicken.

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    • Christine
      July 30, 2015 at 3:12 pm (2 years ago)

      Well enjoy then! xox

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    • Christine
      July 30, 2015 at 3:20 pm (2 years ago)

      Awesome! Let me know how you like it! xox

      Reply
  14. Brooke Knipp
    July 27, 2015 at 10:00 pm (2 years ago)

    Could you have made it a little easier, you know for those of us that aren’t pros? 😉 That’s an awesome throw-together recipe and I bet it’s delicious! You have yet to steer me wrong, so I’m going to have to try this, too!

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    • Christine
      July 30, 2015 at 3:23 pm (2 years ago)

      Lol seriously though…so easy! Let me know how you guys like it! xox

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    • Christine
      July 30, 2015 at 3:23 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks! Enjoy! xox

      Reply
  15. Jo-Anne
    July 28, 2015 at 7:02 am (2 years ago)

    Love love love this meal. Just made it the other day for dad and I. I don’t buy chicken with bone in as a rule anymore. So, I adjust the cooking time (about 15-20 minutes less) but the smell, taste and satisfaction is all the same. Great with chicken thighs and/or breast without skin/bones.

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    • Christine
      July 30, 2015 at 3:22 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks Mom! So glad you made this for us growing up! xox

      Reply
  16. Tiffany K
    July 28, 2015 at 7:44 am (2 years ago)

    oh my gosh! This looks yummy! I am definitely going to have to try it!!!

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    • Christine
      July 30, 2015 at 3:13 pm (2 years ago)

      Awesome! Let me know how it turns out! xox

      Reply
  17. Brooke
    July 28, 2015 at 9:19 am (2 years ago)

    Wow this recipe is so easy! And I would definitely post before pictures, it helps the readers so much! Thanks

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  18. Pam
    July 28, 2015 at 9:32 am (2 years ago)

    How easy is this?!!! Totally going to try this! Thanks for posting!

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    • Christine
      July 30, 2015 at 3:22 pm (2 years ago)

      So super easy! Let me know how you guys like it! xox

      Reply
  19. Lauren White
    July 28, 2015 at 10:09 am (2 years ago)

    Wow. This looks like the perfect summer dinner! I can’t wait to make this over the weekend!

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    • Christine
      July 30, 2015 at 3:22 pm (2 years ago)

      Awesome! Let me know how it turns out! xox

      Reply
  20. Ai
    July 28, 2015 at 6:00 pm (2 years ago)

    Gotta try this! I always find good deals on chicken legs, but I’m tired of the same stuff I make with them. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    • Christine
      July 30, 2015 at 3:21 pm (2 years ago)

      My pleasure! Enjoy! xox

      Reply
  21. Tessa
    July 28, 2015 at 6:14 pm (2 years ago)

    To me, this looks delicious! This might have to be a lunch meal for us though–the husband absolutely hates ketchup and mustard (and mayo)! It’s unreal to me!

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    • Christine
      July 30, 2015 at 3:21 pm (2 years ago)

      Lol! Now I will say, once cooked, I don’t think you can tell what was in the “sauce” so maybe give it a try, don’t tell him what’s in it and see what he says 😉

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  22. Jess Beer
    July 29, 2015 at 9:26 am (2 years ago)

    OMG that looks so good! Totally pinning this for later!

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    • Christine
      July 30, 2015 at 3:20 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks Jess! Let me know how it turns out for you! xox

      Reply
  23. Pam
    August 7, 2015 at 8:56 am (2 years ago)

    I made this the other night with organic ketchup, mustard and barbecue sauce. It was sooo yummy!!

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    • Christine
      August 25, 2015 at 4:51 pm (2 years ago)

      So good, right?! xox

      Reply

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