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This recipe, from Vietnamese food authority and cookbook author Andrea Nguyen, is everything we love in a weeknight meal: quick, easy and packing a huge flavor payout. Thanks to the deep slashes in the chicken legs, the simple, savory-sweet marinade flavors the meat throughout, not just on the surface. The slashes also speed the cooking process. Serve with jasmine rice and a simple cucumber or cabbage salad.
medium garlic cloves, smashed and peeled
medium yellow onion, roughly chopped
01In a food processor or blender, combine the garlic, onion, fish sauce, sugar and 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Process until mostly smooth, about 1 minute. Transfer to a large bowl.
Hi Gayle -
The recipe is correct - at this high roasting temperature (450 degrees) the chicken should be finished within 25 minutes (maybe a 1/2 hour at most). Is it possible your chicken quarters were heavier than ours? We expect all 4 to equal about 3 lbs. - so 12 ounces each. If yours were closer to a pound each that could make the difference in timing.
The Milk Street Team
Is it possible that there is an error in the recipe? After 25 minutes, the thickest part of the thigh wasn't even at 140 degrees. I'm up to 45 minutes roasting now and still haven't come close to 175 degrees as the internal temperature of the thigh. (My oven is barely a year old, so I don't think that is the problem.) Thanks.