My kids just LOVE chicken legs. I don't have a deep love for them, myself, but after trying this recipe, I am thinking of them in a different light. These were amazing!! SO easy to make, and then the taste was yummy, spiced just right, browned and crispy from the oven..... we were even scraping up all the baked-on bits from the pan to put over our rice. I will definitely be making these again. The kids were fighting over the last ones! An added bonus- a big bag of frozen chicken legs is super cheap! Thanks to Chaos in the Kitchen for the recipe.
Roasted Chicken Legs
adapted from Chaos in the Kitchen
chicken legs (about 2-4 legs per person)
salt and pepper or seasoned salt (I used salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder)2 tbsp olive oil
hot sauce, if desired
1. Heat oven to 425°. Dry chicken legs by pressing them all over with a paper towel (do this even if they seem dry already, it will help the spices stick).
2. In a large bowl or plastic bag, toss chicken legs with salt and pepper or seasoned salt (or your own spice mix).
3. Add about 2 tbsp of oil to the bowl or bag and toss until legs are coated.
4. Spread legs onto one or two (sprayed with cooking spray) rimmed baking sheets or roasting pan and place in the oven.
5.Cook, using tongs to flip legs occasionally, approx 35-40 minutes or until meat easily separates from the bone.
6.Broil chicken legs briefly until skin browns and crisps slightly, if desired. (Mine browned nicely without this step).
7.If desired you can brush or toss some of the legs with hot sauce or serve plain or serve sprinkled lightly with Parmesan cheese.
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