Hot Pepper Garlic Chicken

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  • 3 lbs chicken legs &/or thighs, skin and visible fat removed (leg quarters are fine for this recipe)
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil OR vegetable oil
  • 6 cloves minced garlic (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 teaspoon dry hot pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 to 1 cup of water

Get out a nice big skillet, preferably one with a tight lid. Heat the oil in the skillet. Add the chicken and brown on both sides. Add the garlic, hot pepper flakes and salt. Stir the seasonings around in the pan for a moment or two. Add 1/2-cup of water. Cover the pan and simmer for 45 minutes. Add more water as necessary, to keep the chicken from scorching. The water should evaporate down to a glaze like consistency. Serve over boiled spaghetti or egg noodles, with a bit of the pan juices spooned overtop. This is a spicy dish. It tastes delicious when you need a change of pace, and is very cheap to make besides, especially with chicken leg-quarters. Cooked beets, and raw broccoli pieces make a very healthy, and tasty meal.

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