Roasted Chicken Legs with Lemon Garlic Broccolini

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!  This one pot chicken and broccolini dish is a perfect quick go-to dinner.   This easy recipe that is cooked entirely on a baking sheet is so tasty.  I love dark meat, so this was a certainly a winner for me.  Here, chicken legs roast to tender, juicy perfection while bright green broccolini cooks alongside. Lemon slices, chile and garlic cloves boost the flavor.

Eat This With That

I served this with a side salad, but you could just as easily roast a pan of potatoes along side this one pot meal.

 

 

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Roasted Chicken Legs with Lemon Garlic Broccolini

Prep Time: 10mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Yields: 4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 6-8 or chicken legs or thighs or a combination of the two
  • 3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, smashed with the side of a knife
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 bunches broccolini
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 fresh chile, such as cayenne, thinly sliced

Method

  1. Position a rack in the upper third of an oven and preheat to 500°F
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the chicken legs, 2 Tbs. of the olive oil, the garlic, 3/4 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper. Transfer to a nonstick baking sheet, placing the chicken skin side up, and roast for 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, trim the broccolini. If any stems are thicker than 1/2 inch (12 mm), cut them in half lengthwise. In a large bowl, toss together the broccolini, lemon, chile and the remaining 1 Tbs. olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and arrange the broccolini mixture around the chicken. Continue roasting until the chicken is golden and cooked through and the broccolini is crisp-tender, 10 to 15 minutes more. Serve immediately. Serves 4.

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