We love chicken in this house and it is a meat which I serve often as it is not only affordable but something which readily adapts itself to different flavours and cooking methods.
Sometimes I stuff it and roast it whole, which is very, very nice. Not to mention you then have the leftovers to turn into delicious casseroles and lets not forget a tasty soup from the bones.
More often than not though, I like to use pieces, either breasts or leg quarters, sometimes boneless, and at others bone in . . .any way you cut it, chicken is our favourite protein of choice.
Today I chose to use chicken leg quarters, which I rubbed with a spice mix, drizzled with olive oil and then simply roasted in the oven until the skin was nicely crisped, whilst leaving the flesh tender and juicy. It's one of the Toddster's favourite meals, served up with potato of some sort and vegetables. You can't go wrong. Kiddos love this too! And best of all it's quick, easy, economical and tasty!
*Spicy Baked Chicken Quarters*Serves 6
1/2 tsp black pepper1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp mustard powder1/2 tsp onion powder
Hot sauce to finish (optional)
Parmesan Cheese (optional)
Preheat the oven to 220*C/425*F/ gas mark 7.