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Roasted Chicken Legs in the Oven

Roasted Chicken Legs in the Oven

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Today we are going to cook one simple but delicious roasted chicken legs in the oven, with sweet peppers, honey and tomatoes. It is an easy recipe, ideal for dinner and for which we do not have to spend all evening in the kitchen.

The time to prepare the ingredients does not take more than ten minutes, and the rest is the job of the oven.

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This recipe I prepared very often, in different versions, depending on what vegetables I had in the house.

It is a universal recipe, we find it everywhere in different variants. But what makes it more Transylvanian is how I seasoned the meat.

Ingredients

Because I will cook for two people, I will use four chicken legs from which we get two generous portions.

Roasted Chicken Legs in the Oven-Chicken Legs, Sweet Peppers, Canned Chopped Tomatoes, Beer, Honey and Paprika Paste on the Table

Along with the chicken legs, I will put in the casserole some sweet peppers, about three or four, of different colours, which will give the specific aroma of the dish.

For a bit of acidity, I add a can of chopped tomatoes and give a little honey whose sweet taste will contrast with the other flavours.

Depending on the tastes and ideas of each one you add with the chicken in the casserole, you can also add onions, leeks or fruits, such as apples or candied fruits.

How to Make the Roasted Chicken Legs in the Oven?

Seasoning the Chicken Legs

I place the chicken legs in a bowl to season them. I have added sea salt, freshly ground pepper, onion powder, vegetable mix and thyme.

Roasted Chicken Legs in the Oven-Seasoning the Chicken Legs in a Bowl

Also, I seasoned it with sweet paprika cream, honey and sunflower oil.

We go to hand massage very well because spices must get into the meat. After that, if you want, you can put them in the refrigerator for an hour so that the legs absorb all the flavours better. But I will not do it; I will cook them immediately. 

Roasted Chicken Legs in the Oven-Seasoned Chicken Legs in a Bowl

Put in the Baking Casserole Dish

I chose a glass casserole dish, poured a little sunflower oil on the bottom and placed it on the chicken legs.

Roasted Chicken Legs in the Oven-Seasoned Chicken Legs in the Glass Casserole Dish

Over them, put the slices of peppers and sprinkle with a bit of sunflower oil on top. Here, you can put onion, leek, garlic or whatever you want.

Roasted Chicken Legs in the Oven-Cut Peppers on the Seasoned Chicken Legs in the Glass Casserole Dish

Pour a glass of beer into the tray, cover it with aluminium foil and put it in the preheated oven at 180 C (356 F) fan for half an hour.

Roasted Chicken Legs in the Oven-Beer and Oil Over the Chicken Legs in the Glass Casserole Dish

Baking the Chicken Legs

After thirty minutes, remove the foil and put the bowl back for ten minutes to evaporate from the liquid.

Roasted Chicken Legs in the Oven-Half Cooked Chicken Legs in the Glass Casserole Dish

Pour the chopped canned tomatoes over the chicken legs, with all the liquid inside, and put the pan back for another twenty-five minutes at the same temperature.

Roasted Chicken Legs in the Oven-Chopped Tomatoes Over the Half Cooked Chicken Legs in the Glass Casserole Dish

After this period, the fluid begins to drop, and the thighs are almost done. But because I want a crust to form and the skin to be a little crunchy, I raise the temperature to 200 C (392 F) and leave it for another twenty minutes.

Roasted Chicken Legs in the Oven-Ready to Serve in the Glass Oven Dish

With this, I finished cooking, this was my recipe for roasted chicken legs in the oven, they cooked perfectly, and I can’t wait to devour them.

Serving the Chicken Legs

These delicious baked chicken legs can be quickly served only with a wild rocket salad and a glass of cold beer; you will have a perfect dinner.

Roasted Chicken Legs in the Oven-Served on the Chopping Board

I preferred to serve the roasted chicken legs in the oven, with mashed potatoes or potato salad, which should be prepared beforehand.

Roasted Chicken Legs in the Oven-Served on the Chopping Board With Wild Rocket

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Roasted Chicken Legs in the Oven-Served on the Chopping Board With Wild Rocket and Radish
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Roasted Chicken Legs in the Oven-Simple and Tasty Recipe

Timea
Today we are going to cook a simple but delicious roasted chicken legs in the oven, with sweet peppers, honey and tomatoes.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 25 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Hungarian, International
Servings 2 people
Calories 915 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 glass oven tray

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 kg chicken legs
  • 1 tsp sea salt kosher
  • 1 tsp ground pepper freshly ground
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp thyme fresh
  • 1 tbsp honey flower honey
  • 4 pieces sweet peppers different colours
  • 3 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 400 g chopped tomatoes canned
  • 200 ml beer
  • ½ tsp vegetable mix

Instructions
 

  • Place the chicken legs in a bowl and season them with sea salt, freshly ground pepper, onion powder, vegetable mix and thyme. Also, I seasoned it with sweet paprika cream, honey and sunflower oil.
  • We go to hand massage very well because spices must get into the meat. After that, if you want, you can put them in the refrigerator for an hour so that the legs absorb all the flavours better.
  • Take a glass casserole dish, pour a little sunflower oil on the bottom and place the chicken legs. Over them, put the slices of peppers and sprinkle with a bit of sunflower oil on top.
  • Pour a glass of beer into the tray, cover it with aluminium foil and put it in the preheated oven at 180 C (356 F) fan for half an hour.
  • Remove the foil and put the bowl back for ten minutes to evaporate from the liquid. Pour the chopped canned tomatoes over the chicken legs and return the dish to the oven for another twenty-five minutes at the same temperature.
  • Raise the temperature to 200 C (392 F) and leave it for another twenty minutes.
  • Serve only with a wild rocket salad and a cold beer, and you will have a perfect dinner.

Notes

Tips If you do not want to waste time cooking the side dishes, you can clean and slices 4-5 potatoes that you put in the tray near the chicken legs. They’ll be delicious!

Nutrition

Serving: 1gramsCalories: 915kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 49gFat: 67gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 11gMonounsaturated Fat: 36gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 265mgSodium: 1694mgPotassium: 1038mgFiber: 3gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 793IUVitamin C: 28mgCalcium: 116mgIron: 5mg
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mark kabakov

Thursday 20th of December 2018

Timea, Hello! 

First questions: it seems to me that you can use fresh garlic, cucumbers in salt instead of pickled? Immediately I praise you for the recipe for cooking chicken legs with vegetables in the oven. This is really a very tasty and healthy dish. 

My wife often cooks and I learned too. Now your advice will be useful to us, since many of the ingredients are familiar.

Thank you very much. I will often study your tasty website. Mark

Laci

Thursday 20th of December 2018

Hi Mark, thanks for the comment, the cucumbers are dusted in brine not in vinegar. We always have make at home,from winter, pickled cucumbers.

Christina

Thursday 20th of December 2018

I just woke up and it's 5am and yet now I'm hungry. Lol. This looks really good! Not only that, but it looks really, really easy. I love that you just mix the chicken with the seasonings and then throw it in the over. 

I actually can't wait to go look at that potato salad recipe. It looked like mashed potatoes at first, but potato salad might even be better! 

My kids absolutely love anything with chicken. But they're not big fans of tomatoes. Do you think we could leave the tomatoes off? Or, do you not really taste them because you drain the sauce to make the chicken crispy? 

Laci

Thursday 20th of December 2018

Hello Christina, thank you for the comment, of course you do not need to put chopped tomatoes on chicken legs, but if you do it, you can not put this on the plate.

AV 2001

Thursday 20th of December 2018

Hey there,

I've really enjoyed reading this Roasted Chicken Legs recipe as it looks amazing. I wanna try it soon but I want to ask something aboout the garlic powder. Is it okay to be replace garlic powder with garlic paste? Will this do the job and make it taste the same?

Thanks in advance for answering my question and for the detailed recipe. Keep up the good work!

Laci

Thursday 20th of December 2018

Hi AV 2001, thanks for comment, I do not use garlic paste because it has an unnatural taste, especially after frying. Better use chopped or pressed garlic  you have a more aromatic taste.

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