Lemon-Garlic Crusted Chicken
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Lemon-Garlic Crusted Chicken

Submitted by: Dianna Zink

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Cook Time: 1 Hour

Servings: 8

Delicious lemon-garlic crusted chicken!


    8 chicken leg

    1/2 c. garlic

    1/2 c. lemon juice

    1 tsp. lemon zest

    1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil

    2 1/2 tbsp. dried oregano

    1/2 tsp. sea salt

    2 tbsp. black pepper

    1/4 c. fresh parsley

    8 spg. fresh parsley


Rinse and pat-dry chicken. Discard lumps of fat. Place legs, cut side down, in a single layer in a 12- by 17-inch baking pan. In a small bowl, mix minced garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, oregano, salt, and pepper. Smear garlic mixture evenly over chicken.

Bake in a 375°F oven until skin is well browned, about 1 1/2 hours. After 45 minutes, baste with pan juices every 15 minutes. Remove chicken to a warm platter. Skim and discard fat from drippings. Add 1/2 cup boiling water to pan. Stir to loosen browned bits. Pour sauce into a serving bowl. Scatter chopped parsley over chicken, and garnish with parsley sprigs. Makes 8 servings.