Roasted chicken legs and cherry tomatoes with garlic-butter

Roasted chicken legs and cherry tomatoes with garlic-butter

The satisfying rich meat of crispy chicken legs combines with the intensified, sweet flavors of roasted cherry tomatoes. Paired with steamed broccoli and garlic butter, this moderate low carb meal has just 10 grams of net carbs but will satisfy your hunger for hours.

Roasted chicken legs and cherry tomatoes with garlic-butter

The satisfying rich meat of crispy chicken legs combines with the intensified, sweet flavors of roasted cherry tomatoes. Paired with steamed broccoli and garlic butter, this moderate low carb meal has just 10 grams of net carbs but will satisfy your hunger for hours.
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4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1¼ lbs 550 g chicken legchicken legs
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • salt and ground black pepper
  • 20 oz. 550 g broccoli
  • 20 oz. 550 g cherry tomatoes
Garlic butter
  • 4 oz. 110 g butter
  • 2 2 garlic clove, pressedgarlic cloves, pressed
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste
Serving
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped (optional)
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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 together with the tomatoes. 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, tomatoes and garlic butter.

Tips

The dark meat of a chicken leg has more fat and is more satiating than the white meat of chicken breast. Feel free to eat the crispy, delicious chicken skin, too.

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3 comments

  1. Eleanor
    This was a delicious Sunday night family meal. Son said was best chicken skin flavour and texture ever. I loved the treat of garlic butter on the steamed broccoli. Definitely a keeper recipe.
  2. recipez4shaun
    Good recipe! I only needed to know how you got the butter so whipped and creamy like that. I made the chicken using my air fryer on roast setting for 50 minutes and it came out perfect! Super crispy, with tomatoes and broccoli together! Totally delightful meal! Thanks for sharing?
    Reply: #3
  3. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Good recipe! I only needed to know how you got the butter so whipped and creamy like that. I made the chicken using my air fryer on roast setting for 50 minutes and it came out perfect! Super crispy, with tomatoes and broccoli together! Totally delightful meal! Thanks for sharing?

    Allow the butter to soften by taking it out of the refrigerator to come to room temperature before mixing in the other ingredients. You may also choose to whip it with a whisk or handheld mixer for an even creamier texture.

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