Roast chicken is my go to recipe on a busy school night. My original recipe only uses salt, pepper and garlic powder as seasoning. During a trip to Montreal, I got to taste their Portuguese style roast chicken. It was the best chicken I have ever had. Since then I have searched the web for the closest recipe for it to recreate it’s flavor.

This is my own take on it. I think it needs more spices and garlic but my family loves this so I’m keeping it this way for now.

Season your chicken leg quarters with salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder (fresh garlic I think is better), the juice of one lemon and a drizzle of olive oil. Make sure that the chicken is coated really well with the marinade. Bake at 400F for 1 – 1.5 hours until the chicken is brown and crisp.

The Portuguese style roast chicken is usually served with roasted potatoes. I like to serve mine with rice and some greens.