When I was a kid, my mom would make this dish called "Roasted Chicken Mediterranean Style." It was and still is one of my favorites. She would use chicken breasts or thighs, tomatoes, olives, red onion, and feta cheese. The flavors were amazing and always left me wanting more. I decided to make it myself the other night and it turned out just like I remember. If you're looking for an easy weeknight meal that's full of flavor, look no further than roasted chicken Mediterranean style!
This recipe is great for weight loss
This recipe is great for weight loss because the chicken is low in calories and fat while being rich with protein. This makes it an excellent choice for anyone on a calorie-controlled diet plan or trying to lose weight by controlling what they eat. There are no unhealthy ingredients and there is a generous amount of vegetables which adds fiber and low glycemic carbohydrates.
l tablespoon fennel seeds
l tablespoon finely grated orange zest
3 peppers (red, yellow, and orange), cut into 1-in. chunks
6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 tablespoon olive oil
Kosher salt(with iodine) and pepper
4 small chicken legs (about 2 lbs)
4 cups baby spinach
2 oz feta cheese, crumbled
Grind the fennel seeds in a mortar and pestle, or use the back of a knife to crush them. Add the orange zest, coarsely chopped herbs, crushed garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper to make a paste. Rub on chicken legs inside and out. Marinate for at least 30 minutes or overnight covered in the refrigerator. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Place peppers onto a baking sheet with sides. Brush chicken legs liberally with some reserved marinade then place into a baking dish along with peppers around them. Roast for about 40 - 50 minutes or until skin is browned nicely and juices run clear when poked with a butter knife near the bone.
Eating Healthy Tips:
Healthy eating tip: Add more vegetables to your diet by cooking them in a tasty tomato sauce made from fresh tomatoes, garlic and onions. Enjoy the richness from the olive oil added for flavor! Choose whole grain or sprouted grain pasta to make it a healthier meal. Roasted Chicken leg recipe is a great source of protein , niacin , selenium , phosphorus , vitamin B6 , zinc and dietary fiber .
Macronutrients per serving: Protein 48.6g, Fat 27.3g, Carbohydrates 5.5g
Cholesterol 144mg, Sodium 813mg, Potassium 1,581mg