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Roasted Chicken Legs with Kale Recipe

Roasted Chicken Legs with Potatoes and Kale

I've made this twice and it's such a yummy and quick go to meal.  Yes I know I should probably make it more often and I will make that my goal...after August :)

Roasted Chicken Legs with Potatoes and Kale

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 50 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
  • 1 1/2  pounds tender, young kale, stems and inner ribs removed
  • 1 1/2  pounds medium Yukon Gold potatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1  medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4  cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 8  whole chicken legs (about 10 ounces each)
  • 1  teaspoon paprika
  • Lemon wedges, for serving
1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. In a very large roasting pan, toss the kale, potatoes, and onion with the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and spread in an even layer.
2. Set the chicken on a cutting board, skin side down. Slice halfway through the joint between the drumsticks and thighs. Season with salt and pepper, sprinkle with the paprika, and set on top of the vegetables.
3. Cover the pan with foil. Roast the chicken in the upper third of the oven for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and roast for 30 minutes longer, until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender. Transfer the chicken to plates and spoon the vegetables alongside. Serve with lemon wedges.


  1. I've never had kale but the chicken looks yummy!

  2. This sounds really good, but I agree that I'm trying to lay off recipes that call for heavy oven usage over the summer :) Looks like a nice way to sneak in some healthy kale.

  3. I'm going to share this with my husband because he makes all of our meals and I would LOVE to try this!!

  4. Well I'm a vegetarian so this looks unappetizing (no matter how good it really is) but kudos for working kale into a meal. Its super nutritious!

  5. this looks so healthy and delicious.. pic looks great too!

  6. Oh boy, does that look good or what?! Would love to try this for something different in our house!

  7. This sounds delicious and easy I will have to try this soon. I just made some soup with kale the other night.

  8. Oooh Ive never thought to cook with kale outside of kale chips!! This sounds amazing and packed with nutrients!! Kale is such a powerhouse!


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