Roast Chicken with Potatoes and Olives

The Ingredients

  • One crushed bay leaf
  • One tsp fennel seeds
  • Half tsp red pepper flakes, crushed
  • One 1/2 lbs halved fingerling potatoes
  • Half cup Kalamata olives, pitted
  • Four tbsp olive oil, divided in half
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Four chicken legs
  • Half cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, use the stems
  • One teaspoon lemon zest, finely grated

Start Cooking:

1. Turn oven on at 450°.

2. Using food processor or spice mill, pulse the bay leaf, fennel seeds, and half teaspoon red pepper flakes until finely grounded.

3. In large bowl, toss the potatoes together with the olives, two tablespoons olive oil, and half of the spice mixture then season with pepper and salt.

4. Put chicken on baking sheet with a rim and rub the rest with rest of olive oil then season with pepper & salt and spice mixture.

5. Spread the potato mixture all around the chicken pieces and bake until potatoes are tender, using fork for testing, and the chicken is thoroughly cooked and has crisp skin.

6. Top the chicken & potato mixture with the lemon zest, parsley, and red pepper flakes. Drizzle pan juices over it and serve.

Crispy Italian Fliers

Spike up snack time with an Italian flair with the chicken wings you get from Figbo! These delicious herb-flavored treats will go perfect with a marinara sauce. Make this a new Saturday night dinner for the family or serve at your next party. They are sure to be a hit that will need to be repeated.

The Ingredients

  • One cup flour, all-purpose
  • Half cup white cornmeal, finely grounded up in food processor
  • One and half tablespoons Parmesan, grated
  • Two teaspoons oregano, dried
  • One teaspoon thyme, dried and lightly crushed
  • Half teaspoon basil, dried
  • Half teaspoon garlic powder
  • Half teaspoon salt
  • Half teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • One dozen chicken wings, cut into half at the joint, remove & discard the wing tips
  • Vegetable oil

Put It Altogether

Step 1: Mix all the dry ingredients in large bowl and add the wings. Toss around until wings are thoroughly covered then shake any excess mixture off.

Step 2: Pour one inch of the vegetable oil into a heated frying pan (350°F) and place the wings into the oil. Now fry the wings for five to six minutes all around or until they are golden brown. Drain in colander or on paper towels then place on a platter and serve with warmed marinara sauce.

Chicken Drumsticks

Here are several recipes that will give that ho-hum menu staple of chicken the “WOW” factor we all need and want. The drumstick by far is the most flavorful part of the chicken and with any of these recipes you can easily prep the legs, stick them in the oven and toss a salad while they cook. You can fix chicken legs every night and have a totally different flavor the family is sure to love.

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