Roast Chicken Legs

 

   Chicken Legs

   Olive Oil

   Salt and freshly ground pepper

 

 

Directions

 

1 Preheat oven to 400°F. Pat chicken legs dry with paper towels. Coat the bottom of a roasting pan with olive oil. Rub some olive oil over all of the chicken pieces in the roasting pan. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken pieces with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Arrange the pieces skin-side up in the roasting pan so there is a little room between pieces so they aren't crowded in the pan.

2 Cook for 30 minutes at 400°F. Then lower the heat to 350°F and cook for 10-30 minutes more until juices run clear (not pink) when poked with a sharp knife or the internal temperature of the chicken is 165°F. If your chicken pieces aren't browning to your satisfaction, you can put them under the broiler for the last 5 minutes of cooking, until browned sufficiently.

3 Remove roasting pan from oven. Remove chicken from roasting pan to a serving plate. Tent with aluminum foil and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.