Oven Roasted Chicken is one of those classic Chicken recipes that everyone loves but not everyone has the confidence to cook. This recipe is however very easy and foolproof and after you’ve tried it successfully for the first time, it will become your go-to roasted Chicken recipe.
You do not have to use Chicken leg quarters for this recipe. You may wish to use Chicken drumsticks, Wings or Thighs instead.
2 Chicken Leg Quarters (Substitute for 4 drumsticks/Wings or 3 Thighs)
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
Teaspoon Smoked Paprika
1 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
1,5 Knorr Chicken Cube
Pinch of Sea Salt
Wash and clean the Chicken Quarters thoroughly. Mix all the Spices together…
Then, rub some of the Spice mix all over the chicken, making sure it’s thoroughly coated. Lift the Skin of the chicken as much as you can and rub the marinade underneath.
You may want to make deep incisions on the Chicken so the marinade can penetrate deeply into the chicken, this is necessary especially if you’ll be marinating for a short while.
Now, place the marinated chicken in your fridge and allow to marinate for at least 2 hours. I marinated mine for 24 hours. The longer, the better.
Now, preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius. This should be at least 5 minutes before roasting.
Then, after you’re done marinating, place the chicken quarters on a foil lined roasting pan or tray. Rub some more of the spice mix on the chicken.
Then place in the preheated oven and roast on both sides for 40 minutes or until fully cooked and no longer pink in the middle.
Remember to turn the Chicken over at some time during the roasting process and rub some more of the mix on it if necessary…
See how juicy and succulent my Oven Roasted chicken quarters are..
Mine was served with Oven Roasted potatoes, steamed vegetables and Chicken Gravy. I didn’t need a lot of Gravy, the juice from the Chicken was enough for me.
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