This is hands-down one of the few meals that pleases my ENTIRE family (ages 32 all the way down to 2 years old). This is one of my ultimate go-to's during busy weekday nights when I don't have time to argue with the kids about cleaning their plates, or racking my brain for what to cook. You know those nights ;-).
I hope you enjoy this super simple, easy recipe. I know the Will family sure does!
- Ingredients -
1 package of 5 drumsticks
1 package of 5 chicken thighs
1/4 cup of vegetable oil (canola oil or EVOO are completely fine for this as well)
2 teaspoons sea salt (or whichever salt you prefer)
2 teaspoons fresh cracked black pepper
2 teaspoons granulated onion powder
2 teaspoons granulated garlic powder
2 teaspoons thyme (fresh or dried)
- Directions -
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Pour 1/4 cup of oil in the bottom of a standard 9x3 glass pirex baking dish. Place all of your chicken in the glass pan skin-side UP. Evenly sprinkle 1 teaspoon of each spice from the ingredients list on top of your chicken. Using tongs, flip your chicken over skin-side DOWN and evenly sprinkle the other teaspoon of your spices on the other side of your chicken. Roast your chicken at 450 degrees for 20 minutes. Pull your chicken out when the timer goes off, and flip your chicken back to skin-side UP. Put your chicken back in the oven for 25 more minutes. Let your chicken rest for at least 5-10 minutes at room temperature to ensure all of the juices remain exactly where you want them--in your tasty chicken legs & thighs!
Keep it fun, keep it simple!