Baked chicken is easy. Baked chicken legs is cheap and easy. Now, that you have stopped snickering. Let’s get on with the post.
Even though you didn’t ask, I’m going to tell you how I bake chicken legs. I take two tablespoons of smoked paprika. Don’t settle for the paprika that your grandmother put on her potato salad. Spend the extra money for the good stuff. It actually has a flavor. I put about a fourth of a tablespoon of the following in: ginger, salt, cayenne, tarragon and oregano. A tablespoon of sugar and a tablespoon of cinnamon complete the dry mixture. Put a little olive oil on the drumstick and then coat heavily with the dry mixture. Back until cook through.
The hard part in our household is not finding a protein that is tasty; it’s finding the vegetable that is the hard part. On this particular night, we settle on glazed carrots. On our last trip to the market, we purchased some maple syrup to replaced the processed pancake syrup we had in our fridge. Using my trusty How to Cook Everything as a guide, I set out to make maple glazed carrots. After cutting the carrots into coins, I added 1/3 of a cup of white wine, a tablespoon and half of maple syrup and two more tablespoons of water. Bring to a boil and cook down until they reach the desired tenderness.
An easy midweek meal.