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Recipe: Really Simple Crispy Drumsticks

Ingredients (all eyeballed):

6-8 chicken drumsticks, with skin still on

Olive oil (about 1/2 cup)

Black pepper (about 2 tsp)

Salt (about 1 tsp) – note, I tend to undersalt my food; easier to add to taste than take away!

Paprika (1 Tbsp)

Garlic powder (1 Tbsp)

Preheat oven to 350 F

Line deep pan (not a sheet) with aluminum foil

Mix oil and spices in a mixing bowl, stir thoroughly

Put in chicken, mix around until pieces are thoroughly coated by the oil

Put drumsticks in the pan, separated widely

Pour remaining oil mix over drumsticks

Bake for 40 minutes

Crank heat up to 420 F

Bake for another 20 minutes

Recipe: Chicken thighs with cheesy sun dried tomato pesto


8-10 boneless chicken thighs

Sun dried tomato pesto

Ricotta cheese

1 heaping spoon grated parmesan (optional “secret ingredient”)


Preheat oven to 375 (F).

Start with the ricotta and pesto

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Mix, and add in parmesan (optional, but IMHO really adds a mysterious trace flavor):


Distribute on chicken thighs in a pan; place thighs rough-side up.  Spread cheese-and-pesto mix evenly in the pocket made by each thigh.


Bake for 40 minutes.  Best served over rice other plain cooked grain.


Also good cut into pieces and served over linguine.