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How to make Portuguese roasted chicken legs with potatoes.
Portuguese Roasted Chicken Legs Recipe
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How to make Portuguese roasted chicken legs with potatoes.

Portuguese Roasted Chicken Legs Recipe

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12 small potatoes6 chicken legsLemon thyme (to taste)2 lemonsMargarine (to taste)2 bay leaves6 cloves garlic1 tablespoon mustardOlive oil (to taste)White wine (to taste)Salt (to taste)Freshly ground nutmeg (to taste)Freshly ground pepper (to taste)Raisins

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Cook the unpeeled potatoes in salted water and set aside.
Place the chicken legs in a tray.
Crush the garlic with the salt , add the mustard, nutmeg, ground pepper, thyme, bay leaves broken into small pieces and the juice of a lemon, stir well. Rub the chicken legs with this mixture. Place the cooked potatoes around the meat on the tray.
Distribute a little margarine over the meat and potatoes. Drizzle with white wine and olive oil.
Bake in preheated oven at medium temperature.
About halfway through cooking, place a few lemon slices over the meat and distribute a handful of raisins.
Bake until everything is cooked and serve immediately.

Recipe & Photo Credit: Luisa Batalha

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