Chicken and Kale for Dinner

IMG_2435After a long day of work the last thing I really want to do is make dinner and coming up with the dish is half the battle. We eat pretty healthy in this household and always try to make everything from scratch so we know what we are putting in to our bodies. The effort can be a little overwhelming and at times a lot of work having to plan and gather all the ingredients. Because of this we are always trying to come up with new easy dishes to make.

I think I may have found my favorite effortless entree that I wanted to share! You can add and edit as you please but the two must have ingredients are chicken drumsticks and kale. For this recipe I added sliced carrots and onions but usually combine baby potatoes as well.

What makes this plate so delicious is the chicken juice that is soaked up by the carrots, onions and potatoes and then baked creating a very flavorful and mouth watering dish. It’s so easy to whip up and throw in the oven for an hour while you do a quick work out video or enjoy a glass of wine or two. To each their own.


All You Need Is:

7 Chicken Drumsticks

A medium bunch of Kale (For my lazy days I use prepped Kale in a bag from Trader Joe’s)

Half an Onion

3 Carrots

1-2 pounds of Baby Potatoes

3 tbs. of Olive Oil

Salt and Pepper


1/2 a Lemon

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees then begin to prepare your chicken. Wash your drumsticks and be sure to dry them off (this is to create a juicy inside and crisp outside after done cooking). Season the drumsticks with salt, pepper and paprika and set to the side.

IMG_2421After washing your hands, start chopping and slicing up your veggies and mix in to the kale in a baking dish. Add your olive oil and mix together.

IMG_2422Lay out your seasoned drumsticks and lightly drizzle fresh lemon juice on top for it’s final zest! Cover with foil and bake for 45 min. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 15-20 min.


Let cool and enjoy!




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    June 10, 2014 at 11:10 am

    You are so right! delicious. A no fuss healthy dinner is always the best.

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