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Simple and yummy chicken recipe…

When I go grocery shopping, I don’t always have a plan on what I’m going to cook, so sometimes I’ll just buy some beef and/or chicken, some veggies and I’ll figure out the rest later. Unfortunately that poor lack of planning can cause me some more unnecessary trips to the grocery store, or calls to my sweet neighbors to see if I can borrow something. Maybe I’ll get more organized in the new year!

Anyway, I asked a group of friends what to do with my chicken legs and one who always has great ideas said this was one of her family’s favorites so we had to try it.  I have to say the kids liked it so much, Alice ate it for breakfast all week.  This is definitely a new staple for us too.

Here is what you need to make what we call Midori’s Chicken:

  • 4 whole chicken leg quarter
  • 2 tbsp ghee or butter
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced (I used TJ’s pre-peeled)
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger root, minced
  • 1/4 cup Raw Coconut Aminos or Tamari gluten free soy (both at Whole Foods and the soy is also at Publix)
  • 1/4 tsp Fish Sauce (optional)
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp celtic salt


Here is what you need to do:

  1. Preheat the oven to bake at 425.
  2. In a small sauce pan, melt butter on low heat.
  3. Turn heat to medium and add the ginger, garlic, fish sauce, and coconut aminos to the butter.
  4. Allow mixture to come to a bubble, and allow to bubble while stirring for a minute or two, then remove from heat.
  5. Place chicken legs in an oven save baking dish.
  6. Pour sauce over each chicken leg.
  7. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  8. Bake chicken at 425 for 45 minutes.
  9. Allow chicken to cool and then enjoy!

This went really well with sesame asparagus and some cauliflower stir fry.

I’ve also made it with a whole chicken in the crockpot and it was just as good that way.

Hope y’all are having a great week and enjoying this beautiful weather.  Life is good.

  • Becca - Thanks for this incredibly easy recipe. All I need to pick up at the store are the chicken legs. You have saved me!ReplyCancel

    • landriav - Awesome! I hope you like it Becca!! Thanks for posting! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Shannon - so, if you do it in the crock pot did you just dump everything on top of whole chicken?ReplyCancel

    • landriav - Yes Shannon. I think I cooked it about 3-4 hours and every once in awhile I would spoon the sauce over the chicken. I hope you like it!ReplyCancel

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