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Cream Cheese Chicken


  • 8 chicken legs
  • salt (see below)
  • 1 large onion , cut into eighths
  • 2 cloves garlic , peeled and sectioned in half
  • 1 package cream cream cheese (Philadelphia)
  • 8 pieces (about 2 - 3 cm) fresh rosemary
  • 8 tablespoons vegetable oil


  • Preheat the oven to 360 degrees F.
  • At the bottom of a casserole dish put pieces of onion and garlic. Wash chicken legs, dry and sprinkle with salt and smear each with 1 tablespoon oil. Under the skin put one flat tablespoon of cheese and a piece of rosemary.
  • Lay the chicken legs on the onions and put into the preheated oven and bake, uncovered, in the middle rack for about 60 - 70 minutes. Let it first bake for 50 minutes, then cover it with foil and close oven for another 15 minutes.
  • Pour the juices over the top if desired and serve warm.