Thursday, June 11, 2009
My kid's Favorite meal...Easy, Peasy Chicken Legs
I am almost embarassed, really to share this recipe, because it is just my way of cooking my kids favorite dinner...Chicken legs. They love them. I don't know if it is because they can use their hands and not worrry about making a mess, but I really don't care, this is the one thing I make that they are guarranteed to do the happy dance for. I do not have to beg, cry or bribe them to eat. They happily come to the table and stuff themselves, it is such a relief, really. This can be adapted a million different ways, The Pioneer woman has a recipe for spicy,roasted chicken legs that is also really good. I have made that numerous times, but it may be a little too spicy for the little ones. Anyway here it is, it is not exact and it is not written in stone. Interpret it the best way to suit your family:
Easy, Peasy Chicken legs
1 jumbo package of chicken legs( usually contains around 14 legs)
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 400.
Place chicken legs in large bowl and drizzle with olive oil, enough to cover them all, generously.
Sprinkle with salt,pepper and garlic powder.
Place on large baking sheet and bake for 1-1 1/2 hours, turning them to ensure crispiness on all sides.
Serve with french fries and get out of the way..
Can you see the joy on their faces, or maybe it is annoyance because Mom is trying to take their picture while they are eating, I haven't decided yet.
Like I said there are a million different ways to do this. You can use lemon pepper,adobo, if you like it hot, use cayenne peper, or maybe go with oregano or just lawrys seasoning. whatever works for you. These legs come out so tender on the inside, with a nice crispy skin outside, who doesn't like crunchy skin. These are also good the next day for lunch.