Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr
Chicken legs Coated with Infused garlic, herb, honey and lemon oil. Baked in the oven to crisp sweet tenderness.
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh herb (rosemary, sage and lemon savory was what I used, go for your favorites)
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1⁄2 lemon, juice and zest
- 10 chicken legs, 3-4 pounds washed and towel dried
- 1 1⁄2 cups italian style panko breadcrumbs, if using plain do season with salt pepper and dried Italian herbs
- Preheat oven to 350 degress.
- Infused oil:.
- in a pot simmer oil over with garlic and herbs for 5 minutes.
- Add honey, lemon juice and zest to melt and blend in simmer 5 more minutes.Cool 5 minutes.
- Place panko crumbs in a bowl.
- Lower the skin on legs.
- Dip the legs into the cooled oil right into the pan putting some herbs and garlic under the skin. Bringing the skin up over the infused oil. Then roll to coat the skin.
- Roll into the crumbs to coat.
- Place Skin side down on a rack that has been lightly coated with a non stick spray placed on a large sheet pan.
- Be sure to leave room so the heat can get to all sides.
- Bake for 60 minutes.
Great recipe! For my oven, 6 chicken legs at 375 for 50 minutes is perfect. The chicken is always just right, never too dry. I added sautéed shallots with some garlic oil and it's delicious.
Made this tonight for 3 of us, cooking 8 drumsticks but we only managed to get through 6, I had 2, the DM 1 and the DS3 - they were large and juicy. I used regular crumbs which I seasons with mixed herbs . The fresh herbs I used were rosemary, basil and lemon thyme (the reason for this is I did not have a fresh lemon and could only use lemon juice I had previously frozen). They were beautifully cooked within the hour at 175C fan forced and I thought the skin would not be crispy (it didn't quite look like it) but I was wrong it was beautifully crispy and the meat was so moist and delicious, I was tempted to drizzle the left over oil over the chicken before putting into the oven and well next time I just may do that to compare and I would also like to try it with a small chicken quartered. Thank you Rita, made for Newest ZAAR.