Hi everyone. It’s been about a month since the last post now. I have been on vacation for the past month, visiting Berlin, Paris, Bangkok, Siem Riep, and Phuket. That obviously means I have not been cooking, but maybe I will post some food pictures from my travels later. Anyways, today was the first time I have cooked since being back, and I decided to roast some chicken leg quarters because they were on sale at the market (when you are gone for a month, you come back to an empty fridge). It was a simple recipe that did not require a lot of ingredients, which was well suited to my current situation. So here goes.
- Chicken leg quarters (or any part of a chicken skin on I suppose)
- Seasoned salt
- Garlic Salt
- Olive Oil
- Wash and pat dry the quarters
- Cut off the excess fat
- Separate the skin from the meat, but leaving it still attached
- Mix the seasoned salt, garlic salt, rosemary, thyme, pepper, and paprika together in a small bowl
- Brush the inside meat and the outside skin of the chicken with olive oil
- Lightly rub the seasoning mix onto the chicken (both inside the skin on the meat, as well as the outside of the chicken quarters)
- Place onto a foiled baking pan (make sure to space them out so they cook properly)
- Bake for 45 min at 350 degrees and then at 425 degrees for the next 15 minutes (total 1 hour)
I paired the chicken with a light mixed salad for a relatively easy and light meal. The skin came out slightly crispy, which is how I like it and the meat was still tender and juicy. It was probably a little too salty, so in the future I would definitely use less salt. But other than that it was a good and pretty hearty meal.