Mommy's Kitchen - Recipes From my Texas Kitchen!: Easy Peasy Chicken Legs ~ Potluck Sunday

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Easy Peasy Chicken Legs ~ Potluck Sunday

If your looking for a quick, cheap and kid friendly recipe then Easy Peasy Chicken Legs is the dish for you. I was a bit skeptical when I first saw this recipe at Tried and True Cooking with Heidi . Who in turn got the recipe from Denise at Keeper Worthy Recipes. S

keptical only because they were just plain old seasoned chicken legs. Don't get me wrong recipes with just a handful of ingredients are always my favorite ones.  I did like the fact that I didn't have to bread these babies all up before tossing them in the oven. So the simplicity of this recipe is really what caught my eye.

Not to mention the fact that Denise's kids gobble these things up. This is actually the third time I have made these chicken legs. Because my kids love them to!!!! I love them because they are so easy to make. These chicken legs always turn out so crispy and golden brown on the outside and tender on the inside.

I serve them with macaroni and cheese, a veggie and some fruit to complete the meal. Easy Peasy Chicken Legs have become another one of my "go to recipes", so I thought it was due time to post this tasty little chicken leg recipe.

I have seen this recipe pop up on a few blogs so, I know it isn't anything new. But for the folks out there that haven't seen this recipe, this ones for you.  Also did you ever notice how un photogenic a chicken leg is? While I was plating up this dish I was thinking how difficult it was going to be to get a good shot of a plain old chicken leg.

But no worries because in the end I surprised myself. I actually think these are some pretty sexy chicken legs LOL. I told myself just photograph them the same way you would serve them "on a platter". If you have a huge crowd to feed such as a party, potluck or reunion.

Why not make two batches, one for the kids and one for the adults that pack a bit more heat.
Ree, The Pioneer Woman has a Spicy Roasted Chicken Leg version that will knock your socks off. That way in the end you will definitely please everyone. 

Easy, Peasy Chicken Legs

1 - jumbo package of chicken legs (approximately 14 legs)
olive oil
salt and pepper (to taste)
garlic powder (to taste)

Preheat oven to 400.

Place chicken legs in large bowl (leave the skin on) and drizzle with olive oil, enough to cover them all, generously. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder.

Toss the legs around to make sure they all get coated with the oil and the seasoning.

Place on large baking sheet and bake for 1-1 1/2 hours, turning them to ensure crispiness on all sides. When done remove from oven cool a bit and serve.

You can also bake the chicken legs on a cooking rack that you can place inside of your baking sheet.

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April said... #

I've been making my chicken leg quarters like this for quite awhile, and it's hard to believe that such a simple recipe can be so tasty, but they are. It's a great dish to make when your short on time.

☺lani☺ said... #

The simpler the better and healthier too! Thanks for sharing!

Heidi said... #

I haven't made these in a while. Thanks for reminding me :) They are so easy and so good!

Jane said... #

What a great recipe! Can't wait to try them! Have a great weekend!

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said... #

Chicken legs are such an easy go to meal, can almost never go wrong!

Sharing one that I just posted, Olive Garden's knock off Chicken Scampi!

Tricia @Hodgepodge said... #

My children (well we all) would love this! Easy is wonderful. Thanks a bunch.

Rebekah said... #

I do these and bake them for about 15mins..while they are baking I simmer maple syrup with a bit of lemon juice on the stovetop. Then I pour the maple syrup over the chicken legs and bake them for another 10-15mins, turn them over bake them for about 10-15 more mins and voila! Maple baked chicken legs. They are so good.

Hoosier Homemade said... #

Thanks for hosting! When I checked in the a.m. yesterday you weren't posted yet, then I got busy and didn't make it back!
Glad I remembered today!
Happy Memorial Day!

the country cook said... #

I'm glad you posted these! I haven't seen the recipe before, and I'm thinking I might have to make them after such a glowing recommendation. These look so easy! -

trooppetrie said... #

I am a new follower and wanted to tell you I have seen a couple of chicken recipes that look great to try out

Julie M. said... #

Yummy! I love chicken legs. They're tasty, inexpensive and easy to cook. Thanks for sharing!

Shellym said... #

It kind of looks like you took the skin off these chicken legs before cooking???

Tina at Mommy's Kitchen said... #

No you need to leave the skin on the chicken legs. That's what makes them crisp. If you look at the far back one you will see the skin is on. When you turn them as they bake the skin tends to pull a bit. I have never tried this recipe without the skin.

Laurie said... #

Can you suggest measurements or proportions for the seasoning?

Tina at Mommy's Kitchen said... #

There are no specific measurements. Just season to your liking.

Debbie said... #

This is an awesome recipe!! I will admit, I was skeptical with such simple ingredients and directions!! I am a believer!!
I had some thighs, too, and they were wonderful!! We had company and everyone loved the chicken!
I have a craft blog but I had to post about these tonight!! :)

Kim said... #

This is one of our family's favorite chicken dishes. It is so good and comes out perfect and moist every single time. This was the first recipe I ever made that used chicken on the bone and I was so nervous to try it, but this recipe couldn't have been easier. It's been a hit ever since I first made it two years ago. Thank you!!

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Anonymous said... #

I have also added brown sugar before so it is sweet and kids love em.

Anonymous said... #

Does anyone know the Calorie and Fat Count for each Chicken Leg please? Thanks!

Tina Butler said... #

Anonymous if you would like the calorie count you will need to enter the ingredients into a online calorie counter. Olive is good for you and the rest of the ingredients are just spices + the legs are baked.