I love a good baked chicken dish. It’s so simple when you’ve been running around all day – You bung it all into the oven and off you go to do other things. This simple baked dinner with those delicious flavours of lemon, thyme, ginger and honey, give you something comforting yet exciting at the same time.
I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. We enjoyed it with sautéed black cabbage / cavolo nero and zucchini in butter, lemon and a sprinkle of sea salt. Simple. Divine.
A note on the chicken if you’re new to looking into what the best meat to buy is: When it comes to chicken, pasture raised, organic is the best option when possible. You’d be surprised how many ‘free range’ chooks are not only quite cooped up, but also fed GMO grains – yes, even in Australia. It’s of course not certain that ALL free range chicken are fed a mix of grains that contain GMO’s, but if you can’t speak to a farmer or butcher who know for certain, the ‘organic’ label will at least ensure non GMO grains in their feed mix. Won’t it be way more expensive? No. But you have to change the way you buy. If you used to buy ‘free range’ chicken breasts and start buying a whole organic chook or organic legs or wings instead… You’ll save money as it’s less per kilo AND you’ll have leftover bones for home made stock/broth which you can learn to make HERE. Winning! Make the switch for a healthier you and respect to animals during their lives as well as supporting non GMO agriculture (Waaaay less pesticide used in non GM and none used in organic) for a healthier planet – We are saving the world with our dinners. How cool is that!?
So, here it is…
The picture isn’t extraordinary but I knew you guys would love this recipe, so who’s got time for a re-shoot, right? The legs are perfect for lunch box leftovers the next day too and after that 45mins to an hour in the oven, the sauce is thick and luscious.
Enjoy and please show me your efforts over on instagram @lowtoxlife when you make it – you guys always make things way prettier than my quick, rustic efforts!
Real Food. Happy People