Sunday, May 4, 2008

Lemon Chicken Legs

1 lemon
2 teaspoons oregano
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
4-6 chicken legs

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

In baking dish, grate the peel from 1/2 the lemon, squeeze out the juice (about 1/4 cup) and add to peel with the oregano, garlic, oil, salt and pepper. Stir until mixed.
Remove skin from chicken pieces and discard. Coat chicken pieces with the lemon mixture and arrange, bone side up, in the baking dish. Cover and bake for 20 minutes. Turn and baste chicken with juices.
Reduce heat to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) and bake frequently basting , for about 30 more minutes. Plate chicken and pour pan drippings over top.

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