Baked chicken legs with garlic and lemon

Want to make a simple and tasty recipe? Prepare these delicious baked chicken legs with garlic and lemon... It's a recipe with few ingredients but quite tasty! Serve with fries or white rice. Bon appetit!!!

Baked chicken legs with garlic and lemon on a platter

Baked chicken with garlic and lemon on a platter

INGREDIENTS FOR THIS RECIPE

Here you'll find all the ingredients needed to make this recipe:

  • Chicken legs - The main ingredient of this recipe.
  • Unpeeled crushed garlic, salt and nutmeg - For the marinade. Ingredients that add flavor to the chicken legs.
  • Olive oil and margarine - Ingredients that add flavor and creaminess to the sauce.
  • Lemon juice and lemon zest - Ingredients that add a very nice fresh flavor.
  • Rosemary - Chopped rosemary. Adds aroma and flavor.

Below you’ll find the correct measurement of all ingredients and the step-by-step guide for this recipe.

HOW TO MAKE BAKED CHICKEN LEGS WITH GARLIC AND LEMON

Step 1: Place the chicken legs on a baking dish and season with salt, nutmeg, lemon zest, unpeeled crushed garlic, margarine pieces, lemon juice and olive oil. Marinate about 1 hour. Chicken legs seasoned with garlic and lemon on baking dish

Step 2: Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF).

Step 3: Bake until the chicken legs start turn golden brown, about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Occasionally, drizzle the chicken with the sauce.

Step 4: Turn off the oven, sprinkle with chopped rosemary and serve with fries or white rice.

Baked chicken legs with garlic and lemon on a platter

TIPS FOR BAKED CHICKEN LEGS WITH GARLIC AND LEMON

1. If the chicken legs start to brown too much cover with aluminum foil.

2. We usually bake at 180ºC (350ºF) but, if you lower the temperature to 150ºC (300ºF), despite taking longer to bake, it has the advantage of enhancing much more the flavors.

3. If you have leftovers, store the chicken legs in the fridge in a properly covered container (to prevent the growth of microorganisms). To avoid drying out, do not reheat the food in the oven, reheat it in the microwave.

RECIPE VIDEO:

Baked chicken legs with garlic and lemon

Baked chicken legs with garlic and lemon on a platter

Want to make a simple and tasty recipe? Prepare these delicious baked chicken legs with garlic and lemon... It's a recipe with few ingredients but quite tasty! Serve with fries or white rice. Bon appetit!!!

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    Category:Chicken, Main dishes, Meat, Recipes, Videos
    Cuisine:
    Difficulty:
    Servings: 3
    Prep Time:5 m
    Cook Time:1:15 h
    Total Time:2:20 h

    Ingredients

    • 3 chicken legs (about 900 grams (2 pounds))
    • 8 cloves of garlic
    • 100 ml (1/2 cup) olive oil
    • 100 ml (1/2 cup) lemon juice
    • Zest of one lemon
    • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
    • 50 grams (1/4 cup) margarine
    • Rosemary (to taste)
    • 1 teaspoon salt

    Directions

    1. Place the chicken legs on a baking dish and season with salt, nutmeg, lemon zest, unpeeled crushed garlic, margarine pieces, lemon juice and olive oil. Marinate about 1 hour.
    2. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF).
    3. Bake until the chicken legs start turn golden brown, about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Occasionally, drizzle the chicken with the sauce.
    4. Turn off the oven, sprinkle with chopped rosemary and serve with fries or white rice.
    Baked chicken legs with garlic and lemon
    Nutrition facts
    Serves 3
    Per Serving:
    % DAILY VALUE
    Calories 981
    Total Fat 67.5 g(87%)
    Saturated Fat 13 g(66%)
    Cholesterol 267 mg(89%)
    Sodium 474 mg(21%)
    Total Carbohydrate 3.5 g(1%)
    Protein 87.5 g
     

2 Comments

  1. Avatar for Walter

    I’ve done this recipe serval times and it is delicious! Everyone loves it.

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