Friday, July 24, 2015

**recipe** Easy Chicken Dinner

Easy Chicken Dinner
I did not say quick and easy, I said easy... While the prep is relatively quick, it does take a little time in the oven. And it is really easy. You can do this.

Prep time: 10-15 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
hillary's advice: Cook extra!
This reheats very well and can be enjoyed cold off the bone or made into chicken salad. Cook once, eat thrice I always say. Well, not always before but always going forward.

• chicken legs (that's the drumstick plus the thigh)
• salt & pepper or blended seasoning of choice
• potatoes, leave whole if small or large dice
• onions, pearl or large diced white, leeks or scallions
-->ummm... where are the quantities hillary? 
Buy enough to feed yourself plus desired leftovers.

1. Preheat oven to 450°
2. Choose your roasting pan! If you're just moving in, use a cheap foil pan like I did... If you're all settle in, use a heavy oven-safe pan. (Here are some good options from Amazon)
3. Rinse and pat chicken dry. The dryer the skin = the crispier the skin. Season liberally and place in pan with space between. (If desired, you may buy pre-marinated chicken pieces or marinate your own overnight)
4. Cook chicken 20 minutes then carefully remove pan from oven.
5. Add potatoes and onions, getting them down into the nooks where the chicken smaltz is collecting.
6. Place pan back into oven and cook additional 25 minutes or until chicken is nicely browned, potatoes are tender.
7. Serve while hot! 

Reheat leftover whole legs with additional veggies (like the carrots I added) for 20 minutes, or pull meat off the bones to add into soup or for chicken salad.

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