If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. ( 1 Corinthians 13 )
Why fry, when you can bake. Chicken that is.
Sure nothing can ever replace the crispy crunchy factor that we get from good ole fried chicken, but lets be honest, fried chicken is not healthy. Not even a little bit. However, when in the mood for flavorful crispy chicken there is a way to have your chicken and eat it too.
This recipe for Lemony Garlicky Crunchy Chicken is full of flavor, and is rather finger licking good.
Preheat oven to 380 degrees
Start with about a pound of cleaned, skin on chicken thighs
The key item needed here is a elevation rack ( I use one like this) Place the rack on a baking sheet. This allows for the oils and water to release from the chicken, making it more crunchy as it cooks through.
The spices I use are pre made:
However, you can achieve the same with the following:
o 1 tablespoon sea salt
o 1 tablespoon garlic
o 1 teaspoon thyme
o 1 teaspoon Course Black Pepper
o A squeeze of fresh lemon juice
Now dash a little olive on the chicken, and place in the oven
Bake for about 1 hour or until the skin is crispy and chicken is cooked all the way through.
I served mine with a side of broccoli, and baked sweet potatoes!
Enjoy, and be blessed!