This is one dish you will want to be adding to your weekly meals! It’s delicious, easy, and nutritious.
Chicken legs have always been a secret favorite of mine. When given the choice, I try to opt for the leaner cuts of chicken, but the legs & thighs just taste good! Plus… my family loves them and my kids devour them! Chicken is also an excellent source of niacin, protein, and selenium; all of which are important for good health.
I love this Lemon Rosemary Chicken dish because I can get it ready, stick it in the oven, and get the side dishes ready while the chicken finishes cooking. If you don’t have any lemon or rosemary on hand, just season the chicken with salt and pepper and any available herbs and you will still have a delicious tasting dish.
Lemon Rosemary Chicken Recipe
- 8 chicken legs
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 lemon sliced
- juice of one lemon
- 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ½ teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 450 degrees
Drizzle olive oil and in a large heave skillet and bring to a medium high heat. Place the chicken legs skin side down. Add lemon juice, lemon slices, and rosemary to pan. Sprinkle salt and pepper over chicken. Cook chicken in pan for about 12-14 minutes until skin is golden and a little crispy. You may have to rearrange chicken a little to make sure all sides of skin is browned. Next, place the skillet in preheated oven and cooked for an additional 13 minutes until fully cooked and golden brown. Once cooked, let stand a couple of minutes before serving.
Nutrition Bite: I grew up thinking chicken breast was the only type of chicken I should be eating because they were healthier. I’ve always loved chicken legs and chicken thighs but stayed away because I thought they weren’t the healthiest. Here’s the thing, It’s how much we eat that matters the most. Eating healthy is important, but how much we eat is just as important. Never rule out foods you love.