These chicken legs and thighs are pretty amazing. The rub will take them to the next level. Here is what you are going to need to do for these:
6 chicken legs and 6 chicken thighs
1 TBS coarse salt
1 TBS brown sugar
1 TBS garlic powder
1 tsp. paprika
¼ tsp. celery powder
¼ tsp. dry mustard
¼ tsp. onion powder
¼ tsp. cayenne
½ tsp. instant coffee
3 TBS oil
1 cup BBQ sauce
Heat oven to 400 degrees.Place the salt, brown sugar, garlic powder, paprika, celery powder, dry mustard, onion powder, cayenne and instant coffee in a bowl. Mix it well. Add the oil and mix until you have a paste.
Rinse and pat dry the chicken – place it in a roasting pan. Rub the chicken with the paste, on all sides, and place in the pan trying to prevent the pieces from touching each other. Let the chicken sit at room temperature for 10 minutes.
Place the roasting pan in the oven and cook the chicken for 20 minutes. Reduce the heat to 375 degrees and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and liberally slather the chicken – on both sides – with bbq sauce of choice (I use my homemade apple juice bbq sauce). Return pan to oven and roast for another 10 minutes. Remove chicken from oven and apply another generous layer of sauce.
Roast for an extra 5 to 7 minutes – or until a meat thermometer registers 170 degrees when placed close to the bone. If you do not have a thermometer, cut the meat close to the bone. If it continues to be pink cook it for longer. Every oven is different. Serve with your favorite side and enjoy!
1 leg & 1 thigh w/ skin – CALORIES 525.39; FAT 31.77 grs (sat 8.07; mono 15.39; poly 6.29); PROTEIN 34.31 grs ; FIBER 1.52 grs; CARBS 23.05 grs; CHOLESTEROL 161 mg; IRON 1.97 mg; SODIUM 1645.34 mg; CALCIUM 3.65 mg