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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13 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.
  3. Suzanne
    Kristie, it’s easy to use google to convert Tbsp to grams or ounces. I do it all the time. There are on-line converters.
    Reply: #4
  4. Lorraine
    or they could just add the information right here for people so the recipe is more user friendly.... grams for solids is too much to ask??
    that converters are available is not the point.
  5. atlanticmick
    I need to make sure I understand. After I make the garlic butter, I am to eat all 14 tablespoons with the chicken and broccoli?
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  7. Vicki
    I’ve signed up for free trial but clicking the menu sends me in a circle to sign up again?
    Reply: #9
  8. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    I’ve signed up for free trial but clicking the menu sends me in a circle to sign up again?

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  9. Marla C Martin
    is the whole butter sauce used for this one dish?
    Reply: #11
  10. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    is the whole butter sauce used for this one dish?

    It can be if that is the amount of fat that adds flavor to your taste and to your satiety. You do not have to use it all, but you may.

  11. Chris
    One of the most boring and unsatisfying meals we've had from this website, and we've tried a few of them. Don't bother with this one, there are many more that are much, much better!

    (Also, why does the 2 week challenge have two meals on the same day with broccoli! That's overkill!)

    Reply: #13
  12. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    One of the most boring and unsatisfying meals we've had from this website, and we've tried a few of them. Don't bother with this one, there are many more that are much, much better!
    (Also, why does the 2 week challenge have two meals on the same day with broccoli! That's overkill!)

    You are welcome to substitute a meal with another from our collection.

  13. julienurse
    Do I weigh broccoli when raw
    Reply: #15
  14. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Do I weigh broccoli when raw

    Yes, weighing when raw is best.

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