Thursday, March 26, 2009

Crispy Baked Chicken Quarters

My husband and I really enjoy chicken. We like it a variety of ways, from basic season salt and pepper to a saucy chicken caccatori. Tonight I got a "fantastic idea!" I thought why not coat my chicken with wheat germ? It is very healthy for you, and adds a toasted nutty flavor. Here's what I came up with. I remove the skin on my pieces, but my spouse prefers his left on. Either way, the chicken remains juicy. A definite must try.

Crispy Chicken Quarters

2 chicken leg quarters
1/4 dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup corn meal
fresh cracked pepper
1/2 tsp season salt
1/4 tsp garlic salt

Rinse chicken in cool running water. Remove the skin if you wish. Pat chicken dry. Spritz with olive oil.

Mix all remaining ingredients in a large zip top bag. Add one chicken quarter, toss to coat. Repeat with the other piece. Place a wire baking rack on a sheet pan that has a lip. Transfer chicken to the wire rack.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake for approximately 55 minutes.


  1. WHEAT GERM???



  2. really, it worked so good! Jon LOVED them :)