Roasted Chicken Legs for One or Two


This is one of my go-to recipes because it’s cheap and easy. At the grocery near my house chicken legs go for .49¢ lbs. I can typically get 4 for less than a dollar. All you need to do is grab some seasoning salt, there are so many good brands, find yours. Rub the legs with the salt and any dried herbs you like, place them together in a roasting pan so that they are snug. Chicken cooks better and more evenly if they’re all best friends in the pan. Top with aluminum foil roast at 350° for about an hour. This is an

‘If you lookin’ you ain’t cookin’” situation so now you’ve got an hour to get all the daily chores done, play with your fur bébé, or human child.

If I’m only making this one dish I use my toaster oven. I have one that’s like a mini oven that I love. This is my second model. They last quite a long time so I don’t mind paying for it once every 10 years. The same with my electric kettle. It was $50 but it lasted me 10 years so I found the same one and I’m on year 9. Wish me luck.

But I digress,

At the 45 minute mark carefully remove the foil. Either use a thermometer to make sure the internal temperature is 165° or use a small sharp knife to cut into the meat making sure that the juices run clear.  If neither of those are true place the legs back into the oven for an additional 15 minutes. At this point, I do not replace the foil to allow the skin the crisp up a bit.

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