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Italian Chicken Leg Dinner

Growing up as kids my grandmother used to make this recipe for chicken legs at least once a week. We often tried to steal each others skins (and now that i'm all grown up and make it myself, we often still do!).

This is a simple and inexpensive family meal that can easily feed a large crowd. The recipe is written to feed 4 people, but can be easily adjusted. Plan on one whole leg or 2 drums/thighs per person.

Sweet Skin Chicken Leg Italian Family Dinner

  • 4 whole chicken legs, skin on or 8 pieces drums and/or thighs with skin
  • 1/4 cup italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.

Rinse chicken and pat dry with paper towel. season both sides well with salt, pepper and italian seasoning. Arrange in baking dish, skin side up and bake for 35 minutes.

Remove from oven and brush chicken skins with melted butter. Sprinkle brown sugar over chicken and return to oven for another 15-20 minutes.

Sugar will melt and carmelize forming a sweet and crunchy glaze on the skin. (A kids favorite part!)

This dish goes well with Green Beans in Balsamic Reduction.


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