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Tender and crisp chicken legs with sweet tomatoes

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Tender and crisp chicken legs with sweet tomatoes

Serves 4
Cooks In1H 35M
DifficultySuper easy
Nutrition per serving
  • Calories
    411
    21%
  • Fat
    20.4g
    29%
  • Saturates
    5.2g
    26%
  • Protein
    31g
    69%
  • Carbs
    22.7g
    9%
  • Sugar
    2.2g
    2%
  • Salt
    0.77g
    13%
  • Fibre
    8.1g
    -

Of an adult's reference intake

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it’s associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease

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Ingredients

  • 4 higher-welfare chicken legs , jointed
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 big bunch fresh basil , leaves picked, stalks finely chopped
  • 2 big handfuls red and yellow cherry tomatoes and ripe plum tomatoes , cherry tomatoes halved, plum tomatoes quartered
  • 1 whole bulb garlic , broken into cloves
  • 1 fresh red chilli , finely chopped
  • olive oil
  • 410 g tinned cannellini beans , drained, optional
  • 2 handfuls new potatoes , scrubbed, optional
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Method

Preheat your oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4. Season your chicken pieces all over and put them into a snug-fitting pan in one layer. Throw in all the basil leaves and stalks, then chuck in your tomatoes. Scatter the garlic cloves into the pan with the chopped chilli and drizzle over some olive oil. Mix around a bit, pushing the tomatoes underneath. Place in the oven for 1½ hours, turning the tomatoes halfway through, until the chicken skin is crisp and the meat falls off the bone.

If you fancy, you can add some drained cannellini beans or some sliced new potatoes to the pan and cook them with the chicken. Or you can serve the chicken with some simple mashed potato. Squeeze the garlic out of the skins before serving. You could even make it part of a pasta dish – remove the chicken meat from the bone and shred it, then toss into a bowl of linguini or spaghetti and serve at once.

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Nutrition per serving
  • Calories
    411
    21%
  • Fat
    20.4g
    29%
  • Saturates
    5.2g
    26%
  • Protein
    31g
    69%
  • Carbs
    22.7g
    9%
  • Sugar
    2.2g
    2%
  • Salt
    0.77g
    13%
  • Fibre
    8.1g
    -

Of an adult's reference intake

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it’s associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease


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