Low-carb garlic chicken

Low-carb garlic chicken

Get your garlic on with this lively low-carb chicken dish! It’s full of lemon and fresh parsley, and makes the world’s yummiest weeknight meal.

Low-carb garlic chicken

Get your garlic on with this lively low-carb chicken dish! It’s full of lemon and fresh parsley, and makes the world’s yummiest weeknight meal.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. 50 g butter
  • 2 lbs 900 g chicken drumstickchicken drumsticks
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 1 lemon, the juicelemons, the juice
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 7 7 garlic clove, slicedgarlic cloves, sliced
  • ½ cup 125 ml fresh parsley, finely chopped

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F (225°C).
  2. Place the chicken pieces in a butter-greased baking pan. Salt and pepper generously.
  3. Drizzle the lemon juice and olive oil over the chicken pieces. Sprinkle the garlic and parsley on top.
  4. Bake the chicken until golden and the garlic slices have turned brown and roasted, about 30–40 minutes. The baking time may be longer, if your drumsticks are on the larger size. Lower the temperature a little towards the end.

Tip!

Explore your side dish options! Serve with aioli and a hearty salad. Or how about a delectable cauliflower mash?

And don’t let any of this chicken go to waste! It’s just as delicious – and versatile - the next day. Serve it cold or warm, or as the centerpiece of a gorgeous salad!

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74 comments

  1. Venencia
    Very delicious. the following day i mixed garlic and mayonnaise and cut the chicken (breast) into the mix. awesomeness
  2. Constance
    Love this recipe!!! Have made it twice now. Thank you!
  3. Andrea Macdonald
    In the ingredients list it says: 5-10 garlic cloves, sliced.
    I'm sure it is fine to use a garlic crusher aswell.
  4. JJ
    I don't like parsley (or coriander), can anyone suggest an alternative herb that may go well with this recipe? thanks!
    Reply: #55
  5. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I don't like parsley (or coriander), can anyone suggest an alternative herb that may go well with this recipe? thanks!

    You can omit it or use any herb you prefer.

  6. natasha
    Hi with chicken meals are you able to have veg with meals?
    Reply: #57
  7. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hi with chicken meals are you able to have veg with meals?

    Yes, you can add a vegetable side with our main dishes. Just keep an eye on carb count for both dishes.

  8. Jessica K
    I read that garlic and onions can spike insulin level easily like most root vegetables as they are higher in carbs. Is that true?
  9. Rebecca
    Why does it say low carb recipe when it has very little carbs? Isn't this kept too?
    Reply: #60
  10. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Why does it say low carb recipe when it has very little carbs? Isn't this kept too?

    In order for a recipe to be considered "keto" it must be low carb and high fat. This recipe has more protein than fat. With the very low carb count, you could easily add fat and enjoy this dish.

  11. D.DIANA9302
    how many drumsticks per serving ?
    Reply: #62
  12. D.DIANA9302
    lol never mind
  13. Saket Pofali
    Is there a way to make skin crispy. I don't like soft skin.
    Reply: #64
  14. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Is there a way to make skin crispy. I don't like soft skin.

    The skin should crisp up as it is baked. If it is not crispy enough you can turn on the broiler for a few minutes.

  15. ahisha.castro
    I’m new here and I don’t know how to read the carbs info. Like for this recipe: it is 3g per drumstick? How do I read that?
    Reply: #66
  16. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    I’m new here and I don’t know how to read the carbs info. Like for this recipe: it is 3g per drumstick? How do I read that?

    The nutrition information is for each serving. There are 4 servings in this recipe, so you would divide the 2 lbs of drumsticks into 4 equal servings.

  17. Claire
    I didn't care for this. And what a chore to clean the baked-on lemon juice, parsley, and garlic from my pan! Never again! (And yes, my pan was well greased.)
    Reply: #69
  18. padlpaws
    I made this dish for dinner tonight, FABULOUS! It is absolutely delicious. It is now a favorite in my house.
  19. Shirley
    Claire, try lining your pan with aluminum foil next time. :-)
  20. Dana
    I have never made this yet, but I always find if I soak my pans overnight, they are easy to clean in the morning.
    Reply: #71
  21. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    I have never made this yet, but I always find if I soak my pans overnight, they are easy to clean in the morning.

    Great tip, Dana!

  22. SAFIA
    What is the recommended heat and time for the oven to bake if i replaced the chicken drumstick with chicken breasts?
    Reply: #73
  23. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    What is the recommended heat and time for the oven to bake if i replaced the chicken drumstick with chicken breasts?

    The temperature would be the same. It is best to use a thermometer to determine the doneness of the chicken breast as the size of chicken breasts can vary greatly. If it is boneless breast it will be about 15-20 minutes is a good place to start.

  24. Nancy
    I didn't really care for this. But my husband said, "Another home run."
  25. joannemicallef
    delicious !
  26. Caroline
    This recipe is absolutely beautiful! I highly recommend to folk trying out these recipes for the first time, it will get you hooked. The sauce in the pan at the end of cooking, makes a wonderful dressing for your accompanying salad. Lemon + chicken (I use filleted thighs) + garlic = party in your mouth.
    Reply: #77
  27. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    This recipe is absolutely beautiful! I highly recommend to folk trying out these recipes for the first time, it will get you hooked. The sauce in the pan at the end of cooking, makes a wonderful dressing for your accompanying salad. Lemon + chicken (I use filleted thighs) + garlic = party in your mouth.

    Thanks to your feedback, I will be putting this one on my list for the week :)

  28. Susie
    This is a easy and delicious chicken dish. Great for beginners or long timers looking for a quick dinner fix!
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