Keto roast chicken with broccoli and garlic butter

Keto roast chicken with broccoli and garlic butter

Garlicky parsley butter - yum! Italian-seasoned, moist chicken with a crispy exterior - double yum. It's a quick, tasty, nutritious, cheap keto meal. Works great as fast dinner or a wholesome box lunch. It will become a go-to favorite. We guarantee it.

Keto roast chicken with broccoli and garlic butter

Garlicky parsley butter - yum! Italian-seasoned, moist chicken with a crispy exterior - double yum. It's a quick, tasty, nutritious, cheap keto meal. Works great as fast dinner or a wholesome box lunch. It will become a go-to favorite. We guarantee it.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

Chicken legs
  • 4 4 chicken leg (about 5 oz each)chicken legs (about 5 oz each)
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp salt (if not already salt in the Italian seasoning)
Garlic butter
  • 14 tbsp 14 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 2 garlic clove, pressedgarlic cloves, pressed
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped (optional)
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste
Broccoli
  • 20 oz. 550 g broccoli
  • salt

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat oven to 400 °F (200 °C).
  2. Toss chicken legs with olive oil and seasoning.
  3. Put the chicken legs, skin side up, in a baking dish. Bake 40-45 minutes or until juices run clear and chicken reaches 165 °F (74 °C).
  4. While the chicken is in the oven, cut the broccoli into florets and slice the stem (or use frozen). Boil in lightly salted water for 5 minutes in a saucepan. Drain the water and put on the lid to keep warm.
  5. Mix all the ingredients to the garlic butter in a bowl. Set aside.
  6. Serve the chicken with the broccoli and garlic butter.

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2 comments

  1. Achala
    Turned out delicious. I did one variation though. I pan fried a chicken for a bit on high flame and after that transferred it to baking dish. It came out nice and juicy from inside.
  2. Kristie
    Looks good, but could you please put the butter measurement (for the garlic butter) in grams/oz as well as, or instead, of in tablespoons? It's really messy and time consuming to measure that much butter that way - way easier to use a kitchen scale. Thank you.

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