Thursday, January 29, 2009

Cajun Chicken Legs

Spicy Cajun Chicken Legs


This month I've been loving chicken and loving spicy food so here's a quick recipe that will win over the crowd. You can use this seasoning on any kind of chicken, whether it's on the bone, off the bone, breasts, legs, wings, whatever your heart desires! It's great to have in the spice rack to use to kick things up a bit...it's especially good sprinkled in any creamy pasta sauce!

For Cajun Chicken Seasoning:
(this will make more than you need so store the rest in a container for later use)

2 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon saltdiv>1 tablespoon ground hot red pepper
2 teaspoons black pepper
2 teaspoons cumin
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried parsley

Combine all ingredients and store in an air-tight container


Wash your chicken and then sprinkle with just a little salt. Then make sure to rub the chicken with your Cajun seasoning. I like to make sure there's a nice coat of it on there. Then I drizzle the chicken with a little olive oil and sprinkle the top of the chicken with more paprika because I love that red color it gives the chicken.


If you're using chicken legs, cover your baking dish with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes then remove the aluminum foil and turn oven up to 375 degrees and bake for another 15-20 minutes or until the chicken is completely done and the skin is nice and crispy.

8 comments:

Helene said...

This would be a winner at my house. I love the color.

Mila said...

Avesta I made spicey chicken as well! Your pictures look awesome! Makes me want to get in there and grab a leg and chow :)

Ingrid said...

Looks good, love all those spices! I like that the skin is crispy, too.
~ingrid

Mrs Ergül said...

I love Cajun seasonings! Bookmarked! Thanks for sharing!

avesta said...

Thanks everyone...chicken legs aren't just for kids! LOL! :)

Anonymous said...

these turned our awesome! Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

your chicken was awesome...i totally <3 it!

Dyannamika said...

This is a great recipe! Thanks!