The perfect oven roasted chicken
Here is how to make the perfect oven roasted chicken drumsticks, nicely golden with a crisp crunch on the outside and a tender center. Almost feels like your cheating and eating fried chicken. But with no guilt at all, no extra calories from all that fatty batter and no frying necessary at all. Its all done in the oven. Quick to make (the oven does all the work)
Goes great along with a nice salad or green vegetable and rice. I tripled up on my starches (Not recommended unless you need to gain weight) as pictured above. But I don't regret it one bit. It was super delicious. Here I have my chicken with white rice, a quinoa and kale sauté and coconut oil covered sweet potato and casava. This was good, I mean REALLY good. Try it for yourself and see.
How its done: All you need is this:
A drizzle of canola or vegetable oil
Seasoning: salt, lawrys all purpose seasoning, black pepper, onion powder
First thing is first, as I posted a few years ago. It is really important to always thoroughly clean your chicken for many reasons, to remove the thick layer of slim, and any excess blood or dirtiness on the surface. I normally always remove the skin from any chicken I am making. Though it is your own preference. Some people like cooking with the skin on. I like removing it, as I feel it is a better clean and most importantly because there is a lot of fat in the skin alone. If you are watching your cholesterol or are trying to loose weight or just live a healthy lifestyle. That is extremely important to do. Here is how you can properly clean your chicken.
Once your chicken is cleaned, set your oven to 400F or aproximetly 200C. While it preheats start seasoning your chicken. Lightly drizzle your oil (oil helps the seasonings to stick and creates that nice golden crisp when in the oven.) Now a little at a time season. Be careful not to over season. Rub it all in well with your hands. Get a pyrex and lightly oil the bottom before laying your drumsticks on. Be sure to lay the drumstick flat onto the pyrex. Do not layer any on top of each other (this will prevent the browning)
Place it in the oven for about 30 minutes or until you see it is fully cooked and beginning to brown. Turn the chicken over and allow to cook for another 15 minutes on the other side or until you notice it is browned. Thats all, your chicken is ready to serve, eat and enjoy.
From my kitchen to yours