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Herbs de Provence chicken Legs

Ajoke
These roasted herbs de Provence chicken legs is a quick and easy flavourful chicken dinner recipe you and your family would love. Chicken legs flavoured with homemade spices and roasted to perfection on a bed of vegetables until tender and moist.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Chicken, Main Course
Cuisine American, British, French
Servings 4 chicken legs
Calories 399 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 large chicken legs
  • 1 tbsp herbs de provence
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes or as needed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil substitute with grapeseed oil, vegetable oil or any other flavourless oil of choice.
  • 1 tsp chicken bouillon powder optional
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Vegetable bed ingredients

  • 1 celery stalks
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 3 large onion cloves
  • 1 large onion
  • ½ cup low sodium chicken stock

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven at 190C/390F
  • Start by seasoning the chicken legs with salt and pepper, trim off any unwanted fat from the chicken then set aside,
  • To a small mixing bowl, combine olive oil, herbs de provence, Chicken bouillon powder, red pepper flakes and mix to combine. Rub the marinade all over the chicken and under the skin of the chicken around the thighs.
  • Make the vegetable bed: to a shallow baking pan add trimmed carrots, onions and celery. Tip: cut the onions into large rounds so it sits flat in the baking tray.
    Place the chicken on the bed of vegetables, add the chicken stock to the bottom of the pan.
  • Bake the chicken legs in the oven uncovered for 35 to 40 minutes or until the chicken is golden brown and cooked all through. Using a meat thermometer, the internal temperature of cooked chicken should register 165F/63C

Notes

Tip
  • If the chicken seems to be browning quicker than usual, you can reduce the heat or tent a foil over the chicken and remove it a few minutes before the end of the cooking time.
  • Roast the chicken directly in a lined or nonstick baking pan if you prefer or wouldn't be needing the pan juice for later.
Storage instructions
Leftover cooked chicken can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days in an airtight container. Ensure you allow it cool completely before storing it.
To reheat: Simply pop it in the oven and cook at 180C/365F for about 5 minutes or so or warm in the microwave for a few minutes. if you own an air fryer, reheat in the air fryer at 180C/365F for 3 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 399kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 25gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 142mgSodium: 246mgPotassium: 379mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 230IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 2mg

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