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Oven Roasted Chicken

Oven Roasted Chicken Thighs

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Chicken is one of our favorite foods, but this Oven Roasted Chicken is out of this world! It's juicy, flavorful savory, all the things you could ask for in perfectly cooked chicken. My husband couldn't stop talking about it, it was so good he even did the dishes! He said "baby after a meal like that, just sit down I got this," and it was so easy lol... The spice used isn't regular seasoned salt, but it is sure to wow you! This recipe makes 18 Pieces so feel free to cut this recipe in half if you need to, or cook and freeze like we did. Great for Oamc and freezing.

You Will Need

Serves approximately 8 to 10 people

  • 10-pound bag of Chicken Leg Quarters

  • 2 tablespoons Onion Powder

  • 2 tablespoons Garlic Powder

  • 4 tablespoons Country Bob's Seasoning Salt

  • 1 tablespoon Onion Powder (divided)

  • 2 teaspoons Pepper

You know, if you're looking for a new and exciting way to enjoy chicken, you've got to try our Seasoned Chicken Leg Quarters recipe. It's perfect for family dinners and trust me, the flavor is out of this world! We're talking about a blend of garlic and onion powder, Country Bob's Seasoning Salt, and just the right amount of pepper. It's like a symphony of tastes in your mouth! Plus, it's so easy to make. Just pop it in the oven, roast it until it hits 165°F inside, and voila – you've got yourself a crispy, golden, and incredibly delicious meal. Seriously, give it a shot tonight and prepare to be amazed!

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Chicken Recipes

What can you serve with Roasted Chicken?

How to make Oven Roasted Chicken

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line two large baking sheets
with aluminum foil for easy cleanup.

Prepping the Chicken:

  • Start with the 10-pound bag of Chicken Leg Quarters. You have the option to cook them whole or cut them into separate drumsticks and thighs. If you choose to cut them, use a sharp kitchen knife to cut between the leg and the thigh, going all the way around. To help the chicken cook evenly and intensify the flavors, use a pair of kitchen scissors to break the bone at the joint by applying pressure with the handles of the scissors.

Creating the Seasoning Mix:

  • In a mixing bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of Onion Powder, 2 tablespoons of Garlic Powder, 4 tablespoons of Country Bob's Seasoning Salt, and 2 teaspoons of Pepper. Mix these seasonings well to create a flavorful rub.

Seasoning the Chicken:

  • Lay out the chicken pieces on the foil-lined baking sheets, making sure there's some space between each piece. Sprinkle the seasoning mix generously on both sides of the chicken. Be sure to use all the seasoning mix evenly to coat the chicken pieces with flavor.

Baking the Chicken:

  • Place the baking sheets with the seasoned chicken in the preheated oven. Bake for 30 minutes.

Flipping and Rotating:

  • After the initial 30 minutes of baking, carefully flip the chicken pieces over. Additionally, switch the positions of the baking sheets in the oven, placing the one on the top rack on the bottom, and vice versa. This step ensures even cooking and browning.

Continued Baking:

  • Continue to bake the chicken for another 30 minutes or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) and the skin is golden brown and crispy.

Serve and Enjoy:

  • Once the chicken is done, remove it from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes. Then, serve up this outstanding, juicy, and flavorful oven-roasted chicken. It pairs wonderfully with canned Parmesan corn for an easy, delicious meal that your family will love.

 

Enjoy your homemade Oven-Roasted Seasoned Chicken Leg Quarters!

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Roasted Chicken Variations

Lemon-Herb Chicken:

Add the zest and juice of one lemon to the seasoning mix. Include fresh herbs like rosemary, thyme, or oregano for a fresh, citrusy flavor.

Spicy Cajun Chicken:

Mix in Cajun seasoning or a blend of cayenne pepper, paprika, and garlic powder for a spicy kick.

Honey Mustard Glazed Chicken:

In the last 10 minutes of baking, brush the chicken with a mixture of honey and Dijon mustard for a sweet and tangy glaze.

Asian-Inspired Chicken:

Create an Asian-inspired marinade with soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and a touch of sesame oil for an umami-packed flavor profile.

Mediterranean Chicken:

Season with Mediterranean spices like cumin, coriander, and smoked paprika. Serve with tzatziki sauce and a Greek salad.

BBQ Chicken:

Use your favorite BBQ sauce as a glaze during the last 10-15 minutes of baking for a smoky, barbecue flavor.

Italian Herb Chicken:

Mix together Italian seasoning, dried basil, oregano, and grated Parmesan cheese for a taste of Italy.

Teriyaki Chicken:

Marinate the chicken in a teriyaki sauce (store-bought or homemade) for a sweet and savory twist.

Maple-Mustard Glazed Chicken:

Create a glaze using maple syrup and Dijon mustard for a sweet and tangy flavor combination.

Indian-Spiced Chicken:

Use a blend of Indian spices like curry powder, turmeric, and garam masala for a flavorful, aromatic dish.

Lime and Chipotle Chicken:

Add chipotle powder and lime juice to the seasoning mix for a smoky, citrusy flavor.

Garlic Parmesan Chicken:

Mix in grated Parmesan cheese and minced garlic with the seasoning for a cheesy, garlicky crust.

Herb-Butter Basted Chicken:

Rub the chicken with a mixture of softened butter and fresh herbs like thyme, rosemary, and parsley before roasting.

Sesame Ginger Chicken:

Create a marinade with soy sauce, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, and sesame seeds for an Asian-inspired flavor.

Pesto Chicken:

Coat the chicken with pesto sauce (store-bought or homemade) before roasting for a burst of basil and garlic.

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Roasted Chicken Tips

Preparation is Key:

  • Ensure your chicken leg quarters are properly thawed if they were frozen. Thawing them in the refrigerator is the safest method.

Cutting the Chicken:

  • If you choose to cut the leg quarters, use a sharp knife and be cautious to avoid any accidents. Alternatively, you can leave them whole for easier preparation.

Seasoning:

  • Mix the seasoning thoroughly to ensure an even distribution of flavors across the chicken.

Baking Sheet Placement:

  • When arranging the chicken on the baking sheets, try not to overcrowd them. Leave some space between the pieces to allow for even cooking and browning.

Use a Meat Thermometer:

  • To ensure the chicken is fully cooked, use a meat thermometer. The internal temperature of the chicken should reach 165°F (74°C).

Crispy Skin:

  • If you prefer an even crispier skin, you can broil the chicken for a couple of minutes after baking to achieve that golden finish.

Resting Time:

  • Allow the chicken to rest for a few minutes after removing it from the oven. This helps to retain its juices and ensures a more tender result when you cut into it.

Pairing Sides:

  • Consider serving the chicken with complementary sides like roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, or a fresh salad to create a well-balanced meal.

Enjoy Leftovers:

  • If you have leftovers, store them properly in the refrigerator and enjoy them the next day in salads, sandwiches, or wraps.

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