Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Onion Stuffed Chicken Leg Quarters

If you like dark meat, you are in for a treat - this quick, budget-friendly, easy recipe will be in the oven in less than 10 minutes!

4 chicken leg quarters, bone-in, skin on ($.60)
1 small onion, chopped fine ($.10)
3 cloves garlic, minced or 1 T. minced garlic ($.10)
2 tsp. black pepper ($.05)
1/2 tsp. ground ginger ($.10)
1 T. salt ($.05)
1/4 C. lemon juice ($.10)

Clean chicken and pat dry.

Whisk together lemon juice, ginger, and 1 tsp. black pepper - set aside. Line a baking dish with aluminum foil or grease well.

Under the skin, stuff 1-2 T. minced onion and 1/2 tsp. minced garlic. Repeat with remaining leg quarters. Top chicken with any remaining onion and garlic. Drizzle with lemon pepper mixture.

Bake at 300 for 1 hour and 25 minutes - uncovered. Chicken is done when internal temp is 165 F.

Yields = 4 servings
Total Cost: $1.10 or $.27 per serving

Serve with rice, potatoes, or pasta side dish. Goes great with tortillas, rice, and beans, and a garden salad.

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