Roasted Chicken Legs With Potatoes and Kale

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins

This is my favorite kind of food ... simple ingredients, simple preparation, total comfort flavor. Recipe is from Food and Wine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°. 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.
Most Helpful

A nice and filling one dish meal. No complaints other than it was a bit bland which is probably my fault for not being liberal enough with salt and pepper. The lemon wedges were a nice addition. I used 6 thighs, 9 legs (trimmed of excess fat) and two large bunches of kale (slightly less than 1 1/2 lbs before stems and ribs removed). We love paprika but there wasn't enough to taste it. A few changes will be made next time - only one bunch of kale, will double onions and potatoes, will remove rubbery thigh skin right before serving and will use a favorite rotisserie seasoning on top. Thanks for this keeper kale recipe.

SonnyHavens March 20, 2015

Very, very delicious!!!!! I did add minced garlic to chicken.

Ddeans March 28, 2014

I really liked this. Hubby not so much but he has an objection (which I forgot) to onions and potatoes together. I did not use nearly the amount of kale called for, probably only 4 ounces. It was still good. I don't know if I would have liked 1.5 pounds of kale but wouldn't mind trying the recipe again with more.

Chef Tweaker May 31, 2011