4Chicken Thighs with a drumstickyou can use chicken breast, drumsticks or thighs
1tablespoonOil or Shortening
Cajun Dry Rub
½teaspoonground Black Pepper2.3g
1teaspoonGarlic powder2.30 g
½ teaspoondry Parsley0.53g
½teaspoondry Sage 0.53g
2-3lbsYellow Potatoesmore if you wish
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
Combine everything for the rub and if you have any leftover dry rub, place it in the airtight container. Keep it in a dry place, such as a pantry.
Add Cajun Dry Rub in the large plate, and cover the chicken with dry rub. Pat the rub so it can stick, and place on the other plate or tray, continue until all 4 pieces are done.
Cover the plate or a tray with plastic wrap/film and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to overnight.
Preheat oven at 400F/200C.
Grease the bottom of the baking pan with oil or shortening. Place chicken in the baking pan and bake it for 45-50 minutes or until the chicken is golden. The internal temp for chicken thighs and drumsticks is 175F/80C and for chicken Breast 165F/74C.
If you want an extra crunchy skin, turn the broiler on and let it cook under it for a couple of minutes. Try not to burn it!
Serve it over roasted potatoes, or mashed potatoes.
Wash and scrub clean the potatoes, then about 10 minutes into cooking chicken, add quartered potatoes on the side of the chicken.
If the potatoes are not done by the time chicken is, just take the chicken out and cook potatoes until they are tender or crispy, depending what you like the best.
If you are using other chicken cuts the baking time will depend on it. Chicken breast could be used instead, or thighs and drumsticks, separately. Also, you can decrease the amount of chicken if there are fewer people. If you have any leftover dry rub, place it in the airtight container. Keep it in a dry place, such as a pantry.
Potatoes: Since the baking pan already has a grease from the oil or shortening and chicken juices, you do not need additional oil. I add a couple of pinches of salt and ground black pepper to the potatoes.