Oven-Baked Chicken Legs

Easy chicken leg quarter recipes for dinner – cooking oven-baked chicken legs in the oven in 9 steps at home.

Baked chicken leg quarters recipe for cooking chicken legs in the oven with simple and tasty ingredients like garlic and rosemary.

Learn in this video how to make oven-baked chicken legs for dinner from scratch using a tasty and easy chicken recipe in the oven!

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Raw Chicken Leg Quarters

1) 2 kg/70 oz of chicken leg quarters (you can use also chicken thighs or chicken drumsticks)
2) some salt and ground black pepper
3) 1 tsp of Provence spice mix
4) 5-6 garlic cloves or to taste
5) some fresh rosemary twigs (optional)
6) 100 ml/3.5 oz of olive oil (optional)

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Basic Oven-Baked Chicken Legs

1) place chicken leg quarters on a tray
2) season and rub chicken legs with some salt to taste
3) pour about a glass of water into the tray to avoid sticking and burning
4) grind some black pepper over chicken legs to taste
5) sprinkle Provence spice mixture over chicken leg quarters
6) peel and place some garlic cloves among chicken legs
7) place some fresh rosemary twigs in the tray for more flavor (optional)
8) pour some vegetable oil over the chicken for better roasting (optional)
9) place the tray in the oven at 220C/430F and bake the chicken leg quarters until the skin is golden brown

➑️ Tips for cooking oven-baked chicken legs πŸ”Ž

Chicken is, without question, one of the most used ingredients in contemporary cuisine on the planet. People like eating any chicken part but also whole chicken. Depending on the country, the most popular chicken parts are chicken breast, chicken legs, and chicken wings.

I will not get into a dispute about which part of a chicken is the most popular. Chicken leg quarters are preferred by many people, so baked or roasted chicken leg recipes are highly demanded all over the globe.

There is a fine line between fried chicken and baked chicken. In my opinion, roast chicken is made without the addition of liquids such as water, wine, or sauce, while baked chicken means cooking chicken in the oven with a liquid ingredient.

If you are wondering why this cooking technique appeared, the answer is that a liquid helps to soften the meat and, therefore, you will get a browned and crunchy skin, while the meat inside is tender and juicy.

I use more baked chicken recipes and some of them are available at the page bottom. This recipe features chicken leg quarters, but you can use also chicken drumsticks, chicken thighs, bone-in chicken breast with the skin on, and even a whole chicken.

I use many flavors to get the best results with this baked chicken recipe. The Provence spice mix is a combination of more aromas used in southern France. Most supermarkets and specialized stores have on sale this ingredient, so you should find it pretty easy.

The use of rosemary is optional, but I still recommend using it because it goes very well with chicken.

Olive oil brings even more flavors to the recipe and helps to get a very appetizing and crunchy roasted skin. If you’re on diet, you can skip this ingredient although olive oil does not have many calories and offers many benefits to your health.

Enjoy cooking the basic oven-baked chicken legs recipe!

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Did You Know? Health Benefits

Roast chicken is chicken prepared as food by roasting whether in a home kitchen, over a fire, or with a rotisserie (rotary spit). Generally, the chicken is roasted with its own fat and juices by circulating the meat during roasting, and therefore, are usually cooked exposed to fire or heat with some type of rotary grill so that the circulation of these fats and juices is as efficient as possible. Roast chicken is a dish that appears in a wide variety of cuisines worldwide.

Rotisserie chicken has become a growing trend in the United States since the mid-1990s.[2] American supermarkets commonly roast rotisserie chickens using either horizontal or vertical rotisseries. These chickens are a means of using unsold fresh chickens and are often sold at lower prices than fresh chickens.[3]

Wholesale club Costco does not recycle fresh chickens but is noted for selling 60 million of its US$4.99 whole roasted chickens each year.[4][2] The Boston Market fast-casual restaurant chain originally specialized in roast chicken.

Oven-roasted chicken is often served in the United States for special family meals including holidays such as Rosh Hashanah, Christmas, and sometimes Easter or Thanksgiving. Considered a β€œcomfort food” by many, oven-roasted chicken had a resurgence of popularity in the mid to late 1990s as more restaurants and recipe publishers started to refocus on classic American fare. [5]

The basic roasting process [6] involves removing the neck and giblets from the cavity, trussing the bird and folding the wings underneath, seasoning the skin and/or cavity, and then placing the bird in a preheated oven. The bird should be basted regularly and is considered done when a meat thermometer registers 170℉ for white meat or 185℉ for dark meat. [7] It is commonly stuffed with oyster stuffing, chestnut stuffing or potato stuffing, or other varieties of stuffings.

Roast chicken (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roast_chicken)

➑️ Health benefits of eating chicken βš•οΈ

Did You Know? Health Benefits

Chicken, the most common type of poultry in the world, is so popular for good reason.

And that reason is not just taste, but also its many health benefits. Hold on, is eating chicken really healthy? Of course, it is!

1. Protein supply

Chicken has a very high protein content, which plays a very important role in sustaining our muscles. Eating chicken is a must for those who want to build strength.

2. Weight-loss

Have you ever seen a healthy plate of food without some chicken? The reason chicken is always included in a healthy diet is because it is basically lean meat, which means it doesn’t have much fat. So, eating chicken regularly can actually help you lose weight in a healthy way.

3. Healthy bones

Apart from protein, chicken is also chock full of calcium and phosphorous. Both these minerals help keep your bones healthy. Eating chicken regularly also cuts the risk of arthritis.

4. Stress reliever

Do you know what ingredients help reduce stress? It’s tryptophan and vitamin B5. And chicken has a good dose of both of these. Chicken is also full of magnesium, which relieves PMS symptoms. So overall, eating chicken can actually help you lead a life without stress.

5. Immunity boost

Have you ever wondered why doctors recommend chicken soup as a part of your recovery meals, whether you have a cold or flu? It’s because chicken helps bolster immune cells in the body, while the steam from the soup clears the nasal passages. Eating chicken in the form of soup is the best way to recover from most infections and colds.

Eating chicken helps lose weight; 5 other benefits you had no idea about (https://www.indiatoday.in/lifestyle/health/story/chicken-health-benefits-protein-immunity-boost-weight-loss-lifest-1063283-2017-10-12)

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