How to Cook Fresh Chicken Drumsticks in a Conventional Oven

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You can cook fresh chicken drumsticks right in your own conventional oven if you so choose. Find out how to properly cook fresh chicken drumsticks in a conventional oven with help from an experienced and professional chef in this free video clip.

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What's up, Internet? Chef Plum from, and today I'm going to make some oven-roasted chicken legs, except I'm going to put a little twist on them. We're going to do lime and sage roasted chicken legs. It's going to be great. So, I've got our sage right here, it's just a few leaves put together and we're going to put them all, wrap it like this and just run your knife through it. You don't want to press down on sage, it'll bruise. It's a delicate delicate little thing. So, you want to be very, very gentle with it. There we are. I'm going to take the sage and drop it right into our bowl of chicken thighs here. I've got about three garlic cloves here chopped up. We're just going to dump that right in there as well. And of course folks, you know my good friend salt, season your food; season your food. Now, we're going to add a little bit of lime zest. What I've got here is called a micro plane. Micro plane will get the green part of the zest off, the green part of the lime without getting the white part. The white part is very bitter and you don't want to have that in your food. So, you just run this lightly across. If you get a little bit of the white stuff, it's okay, but not a bunch of it. Using the zest is very important 'cause that's where all the oils are that are inside the lime and it make for great flavor additive. So, we're going to add that right in there. We use our knife and just get the last little bit up here. You don't want to waste it. And we're going to add about a tablespoon and a half of olive oil here, just around. Now, if you're like me, you could just toss this up in a bowl like this, or just mix it up with your hand. Just mix it around, get everything nice and coated. Now, as good as that looks, you probably don't want to eat that. It's not cooked. It does look good though. So, I'm going to take this and put it right into our pan here. This is such a simple dish to make and I tell you what, if your kids at home will eat chicken without chicken legs, what an easy way to do it. And there's so many things you can do here. You can even just toss some barbecue sauce on it. You could toss a little vinegar and oil, put them together and make like a sweet and sour almost. Or, make some pesto and toss the pesto on there. There we have it guys, I'm going to pop this in the oven at about 400 for 20 to 30 minutes, we'll check them as we go and we'll pull them out and have an easy great dish. This is great for football season. Come on, it's great for any sport watching. Who doesn't like chicken legs? We'll check it out in a second. Again, 400 degrees, 20, 30 minutes, we'll check them as we go, I'm going to pop them and wash my hands. See you in a minute. That's it guys, I pulled the chicken legs out of the oven and here they are, they look absolutely fantastic. I wish you could smell this, it's just so great. There you have it, that's how you make oven-roasted chicken legs using a little garlic, sage and lime zest. Perfect for having the boys over for football. I'll see you next time. I'm Chef Plum. Buy me a football game.


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