Wednesday, April 23

Cajun Oven Fried Chicken

Cajun fried chicken is one of my comfort foods. Subtle spice and heat really help the chicken to sing! I love making this on weeknights when I need a little pick-me-up.

Full time 1 hour
Serves 3-4

You will need:

7-8 chicken legs
1 1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup butter
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp salt
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

Let us begin:

Preheat oven to 425'

In a small bowl combine all herbs and spices, stirring well to fully blend. Set aside.

Pour flour into a zip top bag, set aside.

Using a paper towel pat the chicken dry to remove excess water.

Sprinkle chicken liberally with seasoning mixture.

Pour remaining spice mixture into the bag with flour, there should be a significant amount left, and shake bag to mix.

Add chicken into the bag and press out excess air.

Shake bad to fully coat chicken in mixture, allow to rest for a moment.

Place butter in a baking dish and place in preheated oven.

Remove from oven after 5-8 minutes or butter is sizzling, use caution as this will be very hot.

Add chicken into the baking dish and return to oven.

Bake in oven 45 minutes or until 180' is reached on meat thermometer, rotating once half way through cooking.

When fully cooked remove from oven and let rest 5 minutes.

Move to serving platter.

Serve and cheers!