Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Crispy Baked Chicken

You will find this chicken to be crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. My mother in law was famous for this chicken, and the secret is quite simple, bake high at first and then reduce the temp. Of course, the marinate has to be tasty as does the breadcrumb mixture. I hope you will enjoy this wonderful old time favorite of ours.

8 pieces of chicken – legs or thighs or both
Wet Ingredients:
1 cup olive oil
Juice of one lemon
Rind of one lemon
1 tsp. oregano
2 garlic cloves - crushed
Pinch of salt
Pepper to taste
Marinate chicken for several hours – the longer the better.
Dry Ingredients:
2 cups bread crumb
1 cup grated Asiago
1 tbs. garlic powder
2 tbs. parsley
Pinch of salt
Pepper to taste
Preheat oven - 450° and grease a baking tray.
Combine all dry ingredients.  Take marinated chicken and dip into dry ingredients and then place onto baking tray.
Bake on middle rack in preheated oven till outside appears crispy – about fifteen to twenty minutes – then lower oven to 350° and continue baking for another thirty minutes.
Serve with spring salad, corn, and mashed potatoes.

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