The ultimate one-pan wonder. Feel free to add a salad, but definitely don't feel obligated to do so--this baby is perfect by itself.
  1. Preheat the oven to 475°F.
  2. Start with a 12-inch cast iron pan.
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    You could also use another heavy-bottomed, ovenproof pan, but cast iron will give you the crispiest crust.
  3. Slick it with olive oil and put 2 whole chicken legs (skin on, bones intact) in the center of it, with a little bit of space between them.
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  4. Cut 2 medium sweet potatoes and 1/2 onion into 1-inch pieces and place in a mixing bowl with 6-8 peeled cloves of garlic. Drizzle with olive oil and toss well to coat.
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  5. Surround your chicken with the chopped, oiled vegetables. Salt and pepper everything
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    If you dare, add some halved cherry peppers.
  6. Roast for 45-50 minutes.
  7. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve.
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    Voilà!