Lemon-garlic chicken

Food Network

Serves: 4

  • 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • grated peel and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 cloves garlic, grated
  • 4 chicken legs, patted dry
  • salt and pepper

Preheat the oven to 450. In a small bowl, whisk together the confectioners’ sugar, honey, lemon juice and olive oil. In another bowl, stir together the garlic and lemon peel. Place the chicken in a greased 13″ x 9″ baking dish. Using your fingers, spread the garlic mixture under the chicken skin. Rub the chicken all over with the honey mixture, season with salt and pepper and arrange in a single layer. Cover the pan with foil and roast for 15 minutes, then turn the chicken, cover the pan and roast for 10 minutes more. Uncover and roast until golden, 10 to 12 minutes.


*Chef’s note: Simple and scrumptious flavor. Took longer than it said it would, and the skin started to burn a bit, but it didn’t matter much. It was a little tough evenly spreading the lemon and garlic mixture under the skin, but it can be done! You could use any cut of chicken you’d like. Make sure you finish with the chicken pretty-skin-side up!


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