This is my favorite recipe, I have personally created. I’m sure many have come before it, but this is my personal twist. I love chicken. My all time favorite is my Mom’s Chicken Piccata, it is so tender and delicious – and I have even mastered a Paleo version, which I enjoy very much as well. However, it does require some more significant food prep time, which brings me back to my Sage Chicken.
You will need for this recipe…
Rubbed Dalmation Sage ( or Fresh Sage if you have it)
Rosemary (Fresh or Dried)
Mrs. Dash Original Seasoning (Salt-Free)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Fresh Minced Garlic ( to taste- you can sub Garlic Powder for this if you would like).
4-6 Free Range Chicken Legs ( I purchase mine at Tendercrop Farm in Newbury, MA -www.tendercropfarm.com I like to cook extra for leftover lunches)
This recipe is so simple. I preheat the oven to 375 F. In a large glass Pyrex dish, I lightly coat the bottom with olive oil, and then place the chicken legs, as flat as possible in the dish. At this point I kind of swirl them in the oil to spread it out. First is the garlic…. I use a ton, because I think it tastes phenomenal, but it also has a ton of health properties (including helping the immune system!) I sprinkle liberally all over the chicken. Next a small amount of sea salt, and a generous amount of Fresh Cracked Pepper. Then I sprinkle the Mrs. Dash, Rosemary and Thyme. At this point, take your Sage, and coat the top of the chicken. At this point, it should look almost green, and be completely covered on the top side… It doesn’t have to be a thick coating, but enough so the chicken doesn’t show through. I drizzle a small bit of olive oil over the top of the legs, and then they are ready for roasting!
Bake for about an hour, at this point I take some tongs, and move the chicken around- depending on how big your chicken legs are, you may want to check them to see if they are cooked through with no pink left inside… (remember the legs have more dark meat which can be decieving.) The legs from Tendercrop are typically humongous, so they require about another 15-20 minutes, and that’s it…. Remarkably easy. Sometimes I add sweet potatoes and green beans as well. Delicious, and super simple. Don’t forget herbs are a great way of adding flavor without adding calories!
Sorry for the lack of pictures!