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Rosemary-Roasted Chicken Legs with Sweet Potatoes

Sometimes comfort food means ooey-gooey mac and cheese and sometimes it means a big piece of sumptuous lasagna. Today, it means herb-y, lemony, garlicky chicken legs with melt-in-your-mouth sweet potatoes and silky onions that caramelize right in the pan. And almost zero effort.

  • ingredients
  • 2 chicken legs, skin intact $5.50
  • salt and pepper Pantry
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling Pantry
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped Pantry
  • leaves from 2 twigs fresh rosemary, chopped roughly $1 for a bunch
  • 1 lemon, zested and sliced $0.50
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, skin intact, scrubbed and chopped $1
  • 1 red onion, peeled and quartered $0.50
Total Cost of Ingredients $8.50


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Liberally season the chicken all over with salt and pepper. Transfer to a large baking dish.

In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, garlic, rosemary and lemon zest. Stir to combine.

Rub chicken legs all over (including between the flesh and the skin) with oil mixture. Tuck a few slices of lemon between the flesh and the skin and place a few on top of the skin.

Place the sweet potatoes and onions in a mixing bowl. Drizzle lightly with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Arrange in pan, surrounding the chicken legs.

Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil and roast, covered for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until skin is golden brown.

Serve immediately.

Serves 2.

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Katie, on Nov 30, 03:54 PM, wrote:

OMG this looks amazing and just what I needed on this cold evening

Hilary, on Dec 12, 06:20 PM, wrote:

Made this tonight..AMAZING! And so easy/cheap. Love it!

dasm, on Dec 12, 09:49 PM, wrote:

Your recipes are getting me this close to giving up my subscription to Cooking Light! Such great stuff. :) Thanks.

Melissa, on Mar 22, 08:00 PM, wrote:

this was awesome! i subbed chicken thighs and browned them in a cast-iron skillet before roasting, with great results. love the flavors the lemon brings out. roast chicken w/ veggies is one of my fave things my mom makes, so you weren’t kidding about this being comfort food!

Lo, on Mar 15, 10:17 PM, wrote:

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Justin, on Apr 2, 06:52 PM, wrote:

$13, if ingredients are bought at Whole Foods.

drea, on Jul 20, 05:10 PM, wrote:

this was incredible. I did brown my chicken legs before I put them in and added some purple cabbage in with the sweet potatoes and it turned out FABULOUS! Love your website and your recipes :)

Nan Fuller, on Feb 24, 05:01 PM, wrote:

If you want to “print” without installing the app, just highlight the recipe with your cursor, copy it (CTRL C) and paste it in a blank Word document (CTRL V). Easy!

Clifford Gerhold, on Apr 17, 10:31 PM, wrote:

I love recipes that are super easy and this one is definitely one of them. The chicken legs marinate in a simple mixture of garlic, lemon, rosemary, and olive oil and then go into a hot oven to roast. While they’re roasting, you make a quick pan sauce with the leftover marinade, lemon juice, and chicken stock. I suggest you read zety reviews before hiring them for resume writing. I cooked this recipe over the weekend for my family and everyone loved it! It’s also a great recipe to make for a dinner party because it can be done ahead of time. In fact, I think the leftovers were better than the original!

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Golla11, on Oct 26, 11:49 PM, wrote:

The Rosemary-Roasted Chicken Legs with Sweet Potatoes is a culinary delight that combines simplicity with exquisite flavors. The succulent chicken, crisped to perfection, is complemented by the earthy sweetness of roasted sweet potatoes, creating a harmonious, mouthwatering experience. The presentation is noteworthy, too, with a touch of elegance, as if the dish were designed for a special occasion. The golden metal cards of rosemary garnish, gently placed next to the dish, give it a sophisticated edge, making it an ideal choice for a dinner party or a cozy family meal. This recipe is not just a meal; it’s a culinary masterpiece.