This Change Your Life Chicken by The Lazy Genius is a tasty dinner, and the leftovers warm up soooo good in the air fryer!
I tried this recipe a year or so ago, and I don’t remember it being so tasty. This time, I followed the recipe exactly. Maybe I didn’t use bone-in thighs last time. Bone in, skin on, are both critical parts of the recipe. So is the 500° oven and chicken that has been patted very dry, which produces the crispy skin. Mmmm.
What I did for Change Your Life Chicken
First, I bought bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs on sale for $.97 a pound. I’m aiming to get a freezer so I can stock up on deals like this! This meal was a grand total of about $5, and it fed four people and I have a little bowl of leftovers.
I prepared my vegetables earlier in the day and allowed the carrots and peppers to air dry well before oiling and seasoning them. I added a couple potatoes right before cooking, since they turn brown if left out in the air for hours.
The spice rub I used for the chicken was just salt on the bottom side, and then under the skin, I sprinkled a combination of salt, rosemary, and paprika.
I also took her advice to heart when The Lazy Genius recommends to use “more salt than you think you need” on the vegetables. The ones I made were seasoned just right.
The Lazy Genius also has a podcast describing her process, and it’s great to listen to in the car to get jazzed up for making dinner! She claims this recipe is her internet legacy, so head on over to her site to read all about how to make this delicious chicken dinner.
Mine looks just like hers, doesn’t it?!
One final word: This is a winter recipe! Who wants to heat the oven to 500° for an hour in the summertime?