Rating: 3.5 stars
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With skin that crisps beautifully and meat that stays juicy, chicken legs are an inexpensive cut that’s ideal for roasting.

Chris Morocco

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Recipe Summary

hands-on:
15 mins
total:
1 hr
Yield:
Serves 4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 425° F with a rack in the highest position.

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  • Toss the tomatoes, olives, garlic, oil, and thyme in a 3-quart baking dish.

  • Season the chicken with 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper. Nestle the chicken, skin-side up, in the vegetables.

  • Bake until the chicken is browned and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest leg (avoiding the bone) registers 165° F, 40 to 45 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

519 calories; fat 33g; saturated fat 7g; cholesterol 160mg; sodium 913mg; protein 47g; carbohydrates 8g; sugars 3g; fiber 2g; iron 3mg; calcium 47mg.
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