The Best (and easiest) Roasted Chicken

The Best Roasted Chicken

Lately I have been buying the whole chicken legs from New Season’s instead of roasting a whole bird.  We all love the drumsticks and thighs best anyway!

  • 4-6 whole chicken legs
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 2-3 sprigs fresh thyme, chopped
  • Two cups of peeled baby carrots

Preheat your oven to 420 degrees.  On a roasting pan place 4 – 6 chicken legs (thigh and drumstick still attached).  Drizzle them with olive oil and rub them all over with salt, pepper, and the thyme.  Roast skin side down for 15 minutes, then turn over.  Toss the carrots onto the roasting sheet with the chicken and continue roasting for another 15 -20 minutes.  Allow the chicken to rest for a few minutes before serving.  Crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside.   The carrots will be glazed with the chicken drippings too, yum!


About swellkid recipes

I am a mother of two boys, a wife, a teacher, and an avid home cook. These recipes are written, tested and created or adapted by me in my home kitchen. All photos were taken by me with my Canon Digital Rebel XT. No filters or Photoshop, usually natural light on my kitchen table. My motto is, if I can do it, you can do it!
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