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Roasted Chicken Legs in Oven

Today we are going to cook a simple but tasty roasted chicken legs in oven recipe. For this dish, we do not have to stay in the kitchen all day.

The preparation time of which does not last longer than 10 minutes, 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.

Prepare chicken legs

Because today I cook for four people, I chose six chicken legs for diversity.

I put four pieces of chicken breast because they are people who love the chicken breast fried in the oven.

As you can see, I chose to make generous portions for everyone.

Roasted Chicken Legs in Oven-Chicken Legs and Breast

 

Roasted Chicken Legs in Oven-Sliced Yellow and Green Bell Pepper

The pulp I preferred to leave whole and with all the skin, so I just wiped them well. I washed and cleaned two bell peppers.

I chose one green and one yellow, which I cut in four or six, depending on how big they are.

Seasoning

I put the chicken meat in a bowl to season them. I have put sea salt, freshly ground pepper, marjoram (used very much in our area), garlic powder and crushed mild pepper.

Also, I seasoned it with sweet paprika cream (Hungarian Piros Arany, I always have this spice in the house because is very good), honey and some 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. I put them directly in the pan.

Roasted Chicken Legs in Oven-Seasoned Chicken Legs and Breast
Roasted Chicken Legs in Oven-Chicken Legs in Baking Sheet

 

We chose a deeper oven tray, in which we poured a little sunflower oil on the bottom. Put in the chicken legs and chicken breasts nicely.

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

Pour a glass of apple cider (or beer) into the tray, cover with aluminium foil and put it in the preheated oven at medium to high temperatures, about 200-220 degrees.

After about 40 minutes, take down the aluminium foil poured over a can of chopped tomatoes. Then put it back into the oven without the aluminium foil for about 20-30 minutes until it’s done well.

Roasted Chicken Legs in Oven-Roasted Chicken Legs in Baking Sheet

Meanwhile, you can sprinkle the pulp with juice from the tray for 10 to 10 minutes, so the skin will become crispy.

Serving the Roasted Chicken Legs in Oven

As a serving idea, I recommend you with a couscous, whose preparation is very easy and canned and with pickled cucumbers or pickled onion.

Roasted Chicken Legs in Oven-With Couscous and Picked Cucumber
Roasted Chicken Legs in Oven-With Potatoes Salad

 

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

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Roasted Chicken Legs in Oven

Roasted Chicken Legs in Oven-Simple and Tasty Recipe

Timea
Today we are going to cook a simple but tasty chicken legs recipe, for which we do not have to stay in the kitchen all day. We’ll make delicious baked chicken steaks, the preparation time of which does not last longer than 10 minutes, the rest is the job of the oven. 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.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Hungarian
Servings 6 people
Calories 685 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 kg chicken legs
  • 500 g chicken breast cut in two you can use just the chicken legs
  • 1 tbsp salt sea salt
  • 1 tbsp ground pepper freshly ground
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp marjoram
  • 2 tbsp crushed mild pepper Univer Edes Anna Sweet Paprika
  • 1 tbsp honey flower honey
  • 250 g bell peppers
  • 150 ml sunflower oil
  • 400 g chopped tomatoes preserved
  • 200 ml apple cider

Instructions
 

Prepare chicken legs

  • Because today I cook for six people, I chose six chicken legs and for diversity I put four pieces of chicken breast, because they are people who love the chicken breast fried in the oven. As you can see, I chose to make generous portions for everyone.
  • The pulp I preferred to leave it whole and with all the skin, so I just wiped them well. I washed and cleaned two bell peppers, one green and one yellow, which I cut in four or six, depending on how big they are.

Seasoning

  • I put my pulp in a bowl to seasoning them. I have put sea salt, freshly ground pepper, marjoram (used very much in our area), garlic powder, crushed mild pepper Sweet Ann (Hungarian Univer Edes Anna, I always have this spice in the house), honey and some sunflower oil.
  • We go to hand massage very well, spices to get into meat, if you want to put them in the refrigerator an hour, I put them directly in the pan.
  • We chose a deeper oven tray, in which we poured a little sunflower oil on the bottom, and we put the chicken legs and chicken breasts nicely. Between them put the slices of peppers and sprinkle with a little sunflower oil on top. Here, you can put onion, leek, garlic or whatever you want.
  • Pour a glass of apple cider (or beer) into the tray, cover with aluminum foil and put it in the preheated oven at medium to high temperatures, about 200-220 degrees.
  • After about 40 minutes, take down the aluminum foil poured over a can of chopped tomatoes and put it back into the oven without the aluminum foil for about 20-30 minutes until it’s done well.
  • Meanwhile, you can sprinkle the pulp with juice from the tray in 10 to 10 minutes, so the skin will become crispy.

Serving

  • As a serving idea, I recommend you with a couscous, whose preparation is very easy and canned and with pickled cucumbers or picked onion.
  • I preferred to serve roasted chicken legs in oven, with potato salad, which should be prepared beforehand, and whose recipe you can find here.

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: 685kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 42gFat: 50gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 1480mgFiber: 2gSugar: 10g
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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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