Dishes in the oven can be safely attributed to a healthy diet. They are prepared with almost no oil or other fat, the crust does not fry, but is baked, therefore the level of cholesterol in such a treat is minimal..
In addition, by setting the oven to the required number of degrees and minutes (if there is a timer), you can safely go about your business, not especially following the cooking process. The oven itself will conjure a treat and a timer signal will let you know about the end of the process..
Classic recipes are handed down from generation to generation, and new knowledge applied in practice in the process of cooking dishes will improve the treats, giving it new tastes..
Recipes for cooking chicken legs in the oven
Marinade is the main thing
In order for the legs to turn out tasty and crispy, you need to correctly choose the products for the marinade, then you get a pleasant fragrant crust, which everyone likes..
For breading you can use flour, starch, spices, fresh bread crumbs or bread crumbs. In any case, the chicken should be well dipped in the breading so that it does not fall apart when cooking.
|chicken legs –||4 things.|
|salt and white pepper –||according to your preference and taste|
|sour cream –||2 tbsp. l.|
|starch –||2 tbsp. l.|
|garlic –||3 teeth|
|shallots –||1 PC.|
|butter –||2 tbsp. l.|
|white mustard –||1 tbsp. l.|
|Time for preparing: 60 minutes||Calories per 100 grams: 182 Kcal|
Wash the chicken and dry. Peel and chop the garlic and onion. Mix in a bowl sour cream, mustard, onion, garlic, half of melted butter, starch. Mix well, salt and pepper to taste..
Dip the legs in the breading mixture so that it is well fixed on the meat and does not flow. If it is too thin, add more starch..
Cover baking sheet with baking paper, brush with remaining oil and put legs. Bake in an oven preheated to 200 degrees for about 15 minutes. Then turn the chicken and bake for another 12 minutes..
You can take the finished dish with your hands without fear of getting dirty, since the crust will not be greasy. Inside, the meat will remain juicy.
These chicken legs are an alternative to a fast food cafe; try cooking chicken a la McDonalds easy and simple..
For 4 servings of “Amber” chicken drumsticks you will need:
- 8 chicken legs;
- 1.5 Art. l honey;
- 3 tbsp. l mustard;
- 1 tbsp. l paprika;
- Salt at will and taste;
- 1 tsp spicy ketchup;
- 200 gr. breadcrumbs;
- 1 crude protein;
- 1/3 chili peppers;
- 30 ml of olive oil.
Chili grind. Mix honey, chili, mustard, ketchup, whipped protein and salt in a deep bowl. Mix everything thoroughly.
Wash shins, dry with paper or towel, dip them into the mixture. Then roll each leg in breadcrumbs mixed with paprika.
Put the shins on a baking sheet greased with olive oil, put in a preheated oven for 25-28 minutes at 190 degrees. After a specified time, you can turn the chicken and leave another 7 minutes.
The crust at the legs will turn out to be an interesting amber color, and the mustard-honey traditional taste will be diluted with a touch of hot pepper.
And what about the side dish??
For 2 portions of the legs with bulgur you need:
- 1 tbsp. Bulgur;
- 1 tsp butter;
- 2 tbsp. boiling water;
- Salt and pepper as desired and tasted;
- 4 shins;
- 1 carrot;
- A bunch of dill;
- 2 cloves of garlic;
- 1 Bulgarian pepper.
Carrot and garlic peel. Chop the carrot and chop the garlic. Pepper rid of seeds and legs, cut into cubes. Dill finely chopped. Mix carrots, garlic, dill and pepper in a plate.
Smear the bottom of the glass form with oil, pour over the bulgur, place the vegetable mixture on top, pour in all the boiling water. Put the legs in random order on the finished “pillow” of cereals and vegetables.
Cover the form with a lid and put in the oven, preheated to 180 degrees. Cook the dish for about 40 minutes. Then remove the lid and let the legs redden for 12 minutes..
Such a treat is hearty and beautiful. In glassware, it looks particularly attractive. In the same way you can cook the legs with any cereal or pasta. Soaked with chicken juice, the bottom of the dish will not burn and will be juicy.
Legs in foil
Plain foil will help prepare the legs faster than the baking tray due to the internal temperature, which rises higher than in the oven..
Having shook legs in foil and for some time putting them in a hot oven, then they need to be opened. 10 minutes before the end of cooking, the chicken will have an appetizing crust.
At 2 servings of legs “In the clothes” you need:
- 4 shins;
- 1 tbsp. l tabasco sauce;
- 1 tbsp. l mayonnaise;
- 1 pinch of sugar;
- Half a bunch of fresh basil and chives.
Basil and chives washed, dried, finely chopped. Tabasco mix in containers with mayonnaise, sugar, onion and basil. Dip the legs in the marinade and leave for 20 minutes..
Cut foil into 4 rectangles. Lay one shin in each and roll tightly. Turn on the oven 180 degrees and place the chicken in it. Cook for about 15 minutes, then unfold the foil and finish the dish for 10–12 minutes.
When serving, the legs can be unwound, and only a bone in foil should be left, for which it is convenient to hold the shin.
Tips and secrets for novice cooks
- To prepare the legs evenly, you need to lay them in one layer at a distance of about 1 cm from each other. Otherwise, some of them will remain raw;
- To minimize the amount of cholesterol in the dish, you need to remove the skin from the legs;
- You can cook the legs on the pan, wire rack, in a baking bag or foil. In the last two cases, the almost finished legs need to be opened so that they darken;
- Marinated drumsticks cook a little faster, although compared to pork or beef, chicken is a record holder in cooking time;
- Learn that the legs are ready, easy. Having pierced a crust and having seen transparent juice without blood admixture, the cook will be convinced of the readiness of the dish..
Enjoy your meal!