Crispy Chicken Legs with Sweet Tomatoes
Main Course,  Poultry

Crispy Chicken Legs {with Sweet Tomatoes}

Crispy Chicken Legs

I woke up early this morning, reached over for my phone to do a little surfing.  I think I’m finally convinced that my fb newsfeed is equivalent to other’s ‘Google news balanced by Drudge…daily news.’  Don’t shake your head.  When I make Crispy Chicken Legs with Sweet Tomatoes, because my friend Jamie Oliver suggested them, you will surely acknowledge that social media….ain’t all social.  There’s great stuff out there.

Crispy Chicken Legs

Here’s the link to this fabulous recipe from Jamie Oliver.  Thanks for the tip Jamie (we’re tight like that).  This one pot no-fuss meal comes together quickly and requires no attention.  The layers of flavor do all the work.  Serve this to guests and you’ll be a super star.

Crispy Chicken Legs with Sweet Tomatoes

Crispy Chicken Legs {with Sweet Tomatoes}

Jamie Oliver
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 4


  • 8 chicken legs
  • sea salt
  • freshly cracked pepper
  • a good handful of fresh basil leaves removed
  • 2 sprigs fresh lemony thyme
  • 8-10 baby new potatoes halved
  • 2 big handful of red and yellow cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 head of garlic cloves removed
  • 1 fresh chili thinly sliced
  • olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Season chicken legs with salt & pepper. Arrange in the bottom of a large dutch oven. Nestle potato pieces around chicken, then add sliced tomatoes, basil leaves, lemony thyme, garlic cloves, and chili. Drizzle olive oil over top.
  • Bake uncovered for 1 1/2 hours until chicken skin is crispy and meat falls off the bone.


  • Bret

    I just want to say that this recipe is simple and DELICIOUS! I threw a little cayenne on and i used some dried time that i had, and a little rosemary as well, it turned out just beautifully. Looks gourmet but only takes a minute to throw together. I might throw a little white wine in the dish next time at some point. That would just be decadent. I also used a glass pyrex dish instead of the dutch oven (as i don’t have one currently) and it worked wonderfully. Love you’re site!

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