Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Last Night's Dinner: Roast Chicken Legs w/ Potatoes & Leeks

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Cheap and Easy, that's always a good thing when we are talking about dinner.
We could also phrase it "Simple and Inexpensive", but why be so formal?
We are talking about chicken legs.

I rarely buy them, and don't know why. I love the dark meat and you can pick them up like a caveman (or cavewoman) and eat them with your hands.

This is a one pan dinner. Everything thrown together in one roasting pan.
Get it ready in the morning before you go to work, and pop it in the oven for an hour.

Dinner is served.

Roast Chicken Legs w/ Olives, Potatoes & Leeks:

3 leeks, white & light green parts only, washed and sliced (you can substitute an onion)
handful of kalamata olives
3 red potatoes, quartered
6 chicken legs
olive oil, kosher salt & pepper
fresh thyme (or 1 tbsp dried thyme)

Lay the sliced leeks at the bottom of a roasting pan and place the chicken legs on top of them.

Scatter the potatoes and olives all around, tucking the olives in neatly. They taste really yummy when roasted.

Drizzle olive oil all over the pan (coating the veggies and chicken).
Sprinkle liberally with kosher salt & pepper.
Scatter with thyme leaves.

Roast the pan in a 425F oven for about an hour.
Skin will be nice and crispy and meat nice and juicy.



Recipe for Delicious said...

Your one-pan supper looks great. Makes me realize how little planning ahead I've done lately. What will I have for supper tonight? Who knows. I wish it was this!

The Japanese Redneck said...

I like one pan dinners. Cheap/easy or simple/inexpensive - however you word it sounds great to me.

kat said...

That is comfort in a pan to me! I also love the dark meat & often buy just thighs to make meals for us, really it has the most flavor

Lori Lynn said...

YAY for one pan.
The chicken looks beautiful, nice and browned.

elra said...

Yummy :)
Potato, olive, thyme, simply delicious!

Mary said...

There is nothing here not to like. As a matter of fact your recipe is chock full of wonderful. I hope the day is treating you well. Blessings...Mary

tasteofbeirut said...

Just what I need! Getting it tomorrow night as a matter of fact!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

A truly delicious dinner but simple to prepare. Who needs anything else on a busy day.

Proud Italian Cook said...

Stacey, That looks soooooo good! Cheap and easy is just a bonus!

The Food Hunter said...

what a great meal...

Michele said...

Such a comforting dish!

Katelyn said...

Tonight I made a version of this dish and it was delicious! I did not have all of the ingredients so I improvised by substituting the leeks with an onion as suggested(left over from spaghetti sauce), dried basil instead of thyme (why do I not have thyme on hand?), added carrots (I was suppose to eat during lunch) and fresh minced garlic topped on the legs. Soo yum! Olives were a great idea.