Sticky Chicken Legs

Sticky Chicken Legs

From Kim Tilley of Frugal-Moms.com

This was a HUGE hit at our house, tonight- we couldn't stop eating it! And by using leg quarters, this meal is SUPER CHEAP!!! Gotta love that! I think we actually liked Sticky Chicken better this way, than as a whole chicken. It was incredibly easy and very tasty. Here is the modified recipe:


(Adapted from the original recipe, which is located at http://busycooks.about.com)

Seasoning Mix:

4 tsp salt
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp white pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp black pepper

Other Ingredients:

chicken leg quarters-- one seasoning recipe is enough for 5 lbs of leg quarters
1-2 cups chopped onion (vidalias are wonderful in this recipe!)

Directions:

1.In a small bowl, thoroughly combine all the spices.

2. Defrost leg quarters, and chop between leg and thigh, removing as much skin as desired (we find that the thighs have way too much skin on them, so I cut most of it off, but leave a little skin on them for taste!).

3. Sprinkle seasoning on each piece, front and back, then place in a pan (I find the glass pans work very nicely). Sprinkle with the chopped onion.

4. Bake uncovered, at 350 degrees for at least 1 hour. The onions will carmelize and turn very dark- that's ok, they will taste incredible! (I throw in extra onion because I like them so much this way!)

5. Serve with baked, roasted or mashed potatoes, and green beans or other veggie of your choice.

Note:

-Throw in some potatoes in a separate dish, and you have most of your meal done right there in the oven.

-You can also use a crockpot to roast the chicken, though it won't turn out quite as crunchy on the outside, but both ways make the chicken turn out incredibly tender. I find this way easy, but the oven method is a bit tastier.

-The combination of the caramelized onions and the spices on the chicken is just heavenly. You'll find it hard to stop eating this dish! Make sure to serve up the onions with the chicken, and make extra!

-Leftover chicken is great in soups and salads.

-This recipe is super cheap. If you get chicken quarters on sale for 29 cents a pound, you can easily feed your family for under $1! Couple that with some on-sale potatoes or homemade rolls, and fresh veggies from the garden, you can still feed your entire family for $1-$2, depending on how much they eat.

-My family likes this recipe better than some of the most costly chicken breast recipes I make. This one definitely brings out the best in any cut of chicken, especially leg quarters!

I hope you enjoy it as much as we have!

Kim

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