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Easy Marinated Montreal Baked Chicken Recipe in The Oven

Juicy, tender, and perfectly spiced. Seasoned and baked chicken is marinated for a delicious addition to your table. No forks are necessary!

montreal chicken legs in a white dish.

I’ve got an easy recipe for you that everyone in the house will love to devour. It’s simple but also very flavorful. This seasoned chicken is perfectly crispy on the outside yet juicy and tender on the inside. It’s Montreal baked chicken!

Make Baked Montreal Chicken as a starter or main dish for guests and family. With BBQ sauce on the side, you can serve it as an entree with couscous and a side salad. Doesn’t that sound delicious?

Key Ingredients:

marinated montreal baked chicken recipe ingredients olive oil salt pepper tomato paste mayonnaise spices and chicken.

Chicken drumsticks for protein. I like bone-in chicken, but chicken wings or thighs work too (may need more/less cook time).

Montreal chicken spice for all of the tasty flavor! If you have Montreal steak seasoning, that works as well.

Sea salt and ground black pepper for extra flavor.

Olive oil and mayonnaise for the marinade. Olive oil is better to use than any other vegetable oil in this chicken recipe.

Tomato paste adds a great flavor to the marinade and the chicken meat.

Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.

How to make this Easy Marinated Montreal Baked Chicken Recipe:

First, mix together the marinade ingredients. Combine tomato paste, mayonnaise, ground black pepper, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, and Montreal chicken spice.

spices and mayonnaise in a brown bowl with a spoon.

Mix the marinate with the chicken very well. Let it stand for at least 30 minutes.

raw chicken legs in a seasoning marinade in a grey bowl with a brown rim.

Bake at 350F covered with foil, for 40 minutes. Broil or just uncover for another 5-10 minutes.

baked spiced chicken legs in a baking dish with parchment paper.

Expert Tips:

  • Allow the chicken to marinade evenly by covering the drumsticks fully with the marinade. If you want extra flavor, let them marinate overnight. 
  • To make the chicken crispy, broil it for 5-10 minutes at the end of cooking or remove the foil cover.
  • Use a meat thermometer to check the inside of the meat. Make sure it is cooked to 165F. This is especially important if you are using a different type of meat.

FAQs

What spices are in Montreal chicken seasoning?

Montreal chicken seasoning spice mixture has garlic powder, dried onion, salt, black pepper, parsley, red pepper flakes, orange peel, and green bell pepper. This spice blend can be found at any grocery store, labeled McCormick Grill Mates Montreal Chicken Seasoning. It’s one of the best spice rubs to use for baked chicken recipes.

When to add Montreal chicken seasoning?

Montreal chicken seasoning is perfect to add right in the beginning to the simple marinade. It can sit with the chicken and the flavors will get infused into the baked chicken.

How long should you cook Montreal chicken in the oven?

Montreal chicken is cooked in the oven for 40 minutes at 350F. For the last few minutes of cooking, you can broil it.

Can I use chicken breasts instead of drumsticks?

While the recipe calls for drumsticks, you can use chicken breasts if you prefer. Adjust the cooking time accordingly, as chicken breasts may require a shorter cooking time.

Can I grill the chicken instead of baking it?

You can grill the marinated chicken drumsticks over medium heat until cooked through. Adjust the cooking time based on your grill’s temperature and the size of the drumsticks.

baked chicken in a white dish with paper on a wooden board with a bowl of parsley in the background.

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Easy Marinated Montreal Baked Chicken Recipe in the Oven

I like to serve this chicken with some couscous or mashed potatoes and a side salad.
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Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Meat Dishes
Allergy: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Sugar Free
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings6
Calories: 217kcal
Author: Marina Rizhkov

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 lb chicken
  • 1 Tbsp Montreal chicken spice
  • Tbsp sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste

Instructions

  • First mix together the marinade ingredients. Combine tomato paste, mayonnaise, ground black pepper, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and Montreal chicken spice.
    1½ Tbsp sea salt, 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, 1 Tbsp ground black pepper, 2 Tbsp mayonnaise, 1 Tbsp tomato paste, 1 Tbsp Montreal chicken spice
    spices and mayonnaise in a brown bowl with a spoon.
  • Mix the marinate with the chicken very well. Let it stand for at least 30 minutes.
    2 lb chicken
    raw chicken legs in a seasoning marinade in a grey bowl with a brown rim.
  • Bake at 350F covered with foil, for 40 minutes. Broil or just uncover for another 5-10 minutes.
    baked spiced chicken legs in a baking dish with parchment paper.

Notes

If you would rather grill the chicken, you can grill the marinated chicken drumsticks over medium heat until cooked through. Adjust the cooking time based on your grill’s temperature and the size of the drumsticks.

Nutrition

Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 1846mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 153IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg
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