Baked Chicken Legs Keto Parmesan Chicken Recipe

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Baked chicken legs are fantastic, but they can be a bit on the boring side sometimes. Don’t worry because I got you! Add a little keto-friendly flare to your dinner with this delicious baked chicken legs keto parmesan chicken recipe.

Baked Chicken Legs Used In A Keto Parmesan Chicken Recipe?

Chicken is probably one of the few foods that can be a primary ingredient for multiple recipes, yet if you eat all those recipes back to back you still wouldn’t get tired of chicken, or at least I wouldn’t.

There are so much variety of chicken recipes available. Now if I had to make a top-tier list of chicken recipes best believe a parmesan chicken recipe would be up there.

With that in mind, I decided to make a keto parmesan chicken recipe. Yes, you heard right, this recipe is keto-friendly. Also, this recipe was made with baked chicken legs because, well, why not?

How Do You Make The Best Chicken Legs?

How to make the best chicken legs is subjective. For it to be the best in some people’s eyes the chicken legs have to be BBQ’d. Some people may want their chicken legs to be garlic or honey-glazed flavor.

Without the chicken legs being a specific flavor they are already disqualified to be the best for those individuals.

Some people will prefer baked chicken legs and some will prefer their chicken fried. I enjoy all flavors of chicken and I like baked and fried chicken, but for me, the best chicken legs are the ones that fall off the bone.

To achieve these baked chicken legs that fall off the bone you have to bake your chicken with the chicken being covered. This way the steam will cook the chicken, helping the chicken fall off the bone.

What Temperature Should Chicken Be Cooked To In The Oven?

If you want your baked chicken legs to fall off the bone the best way to cook them is at a low temperature. In my experience, I cooked chicken that fell off the bone using temperatures ranging from 300 to 450 degrees.

The lower the temperature, the less you have to monitor it without worrying about the chicken burning. The higher the temperature the less time it will take to cook the chicken, however, make sure that you check on the chicken more frequently to avoid any mishaps.

Are Chicken Legs Healthy?

Chicken Legs being healthy depends on a few variables. In the process of making your chicken healthy to eat you first need to remove the chicken skin. As tasty as the skin may be, it is full of unhealthy fats.

The next thing that will determine if your chicken is healthy is the type of ingredients you used to prepare the food. If you are adding ingredients with high sugar and high carbs to your chicken legs, then the chance of that dish still being healthy is slim to none.

This particular recipe is keto parmesan chicken that can be deemed as healthy. Furthermore, if you decide not to remove the skin from the baked chicken legs the meal will still be considered keto-friendly.

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Is Chicken OK On Keto?

Chicken by itself is keto-friendly. Additionally, recipes using multiple ingredients like my keto parmesan chicken is low in carbs, but this is based on the ingredients and the portion of those ingredients used.

Per serving the number of carbs in this chicken parmesan recipe is 2.5 grams. This may vary depending on the tomato sauce and cheese used. Just an FYI cheese is usually low in carbs and I didn’t use the most keto-friendly tomato sauce.

However, 3 servings worth of this chicken parmesan recipe only required half the serving of the tomato sauce, which cut down on the carbs tremendously.

What Side Goes With Parmesan Chicken?

Imagine you are eating a delicious parmesan chicken without any sides. Okay, that isn’t too hard to imagine, but have some sides with your meal is still nice.

Visualize this scene. You are eating a keto parmesan chicken because you are trying to be healthy, in that case, a salad of steamed vegetables would be the best side dish.

On the other hand, if you are not trying to be so healthy then you can eat your parmesan chicken with some pasta or breadsticks.

Does Parmesan Chicken Have Parmesan Cheese?

A parmesan chicken recipe actually having parmesan cheese would depend on the chef. If a parmesan chicken recipe didn’t have parmesan cheese then usually the recipe would use mozzarella or provolone cheese instead.

Do You Bake Parmesan Chicken Covered Or Uncovered?

Whether covered or uncovered your parmesan chicken should still come out good. For the sake of this chicken parmesan recipe, we want to cook the food covered.

The reason for this is that we will be baking the chicken legs from start to finish. Doing this will have your baked chicken legs falling off the bone.

Making The Baked Chicken Legs Keto Parmesan Chicken Recipe

Serving Size: 3

  • Parmesan Chicken
    • 6 Chicken Legs
    • 1 1/2 Tsp Grated Parmesan
    • 1 Tsp Salt
    • 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
    • 1/4 Tsp Garlic Powder
    • 1/2 Tsp Italian Seasoning
    • 1/2 Tsp Red Crushed Pepper Flakes
    • 1/4 Cup Tomato Sauce
    • 1  Cup Mozzarella
  •  Equipment
    • Oven
    • Cookie Sheet
    • Foil
    • Spatula
    • Mixing Bowl

Seasoning The Chicken Legs

First thing first, let us turn the oven on to 450 degrees. While the oven is preheating, we will put the chicken legs into the mixing bowl. You will have the option of either leaving the skin on or off.

Next, you will add all the ingredients to the chicken minus the tomato sauce and the mozzarella. Those ingredients will be added later.

Putting Your Parmesan Chicken Legs In The Oven

Wrap your chicken legs in foil. Make sure that it is enough foil to cover up the chicken. Once the oven is done preheating, put the chicken in the oven.

Cooking Your Chicken Legs

The chicken legs will cook for 40 minutes. After the 40 minutes, you will take the chicken out of the oven and flip them over with your spatula so that the chicken will not get stuck on the foil.

Cover up the chicken legs again and put it back in the oven. Let the chicken legs cook for another 30 minutes. When the food is done cooking, take the chicken legs out and use the spatula to make sure that the chicken doesn’t stick to the foil.

Next, add the tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese, then put the chicken back in the oven for 10 minutes with the foil uncovered this time.

Ready To Serve The Baked Chicken Legs Keto Parmesan Chicken Recipe!

After the 10 minutes is up, take the food out of the oven and let it cool off, or just dig right in depending on how hungry you are.

As mentioned before this is a keto parmesan chicken recipe so if you are looking for something keto-friendly and delicious then, this will be perfect for you.

If you don’t care for keto parmesan chicken, and you just want some parmesan chicken, well, this is perfect for you!

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Baked Chicken Legs Keto Parmesan Chicken Recipe

Baked chicken legs are fantastic, but they can be a bit on the boring side sometimes. Don't worry because I got you! Add a little keto-friendly flare to your dinner with this delicious baked chicken legs keto parmesan chicken recipe.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 3
Calories 127 kcal

Supplies and Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 6 Whole Chicken Legs
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Parmesan Grated
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 Tsp Red Crushed Pepper flakes
  • 1/4 Cup Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Cup Mozzarella

Instructions
 

Seasoning The Chicken Legs

  • First thing first, let us turn the oven on to 450 degrees. While the oven is preheating, we will put the chicken legs into the mixing bowl.
  • You will have the option of either leaving the skin on or off.
  • Next, you will add all the ingredients to the chicken minus the tomato sauce and the mozzarella. Those ingredients will be added later.

Putting Your Parmesan Chicken Legs In The Oven

  • Wrap your chicken legs in foil. Make sure that it is enough foil to cover up the chicken. Once the oven is done preheating, put the chicken in the oven.

Cooking Your Chicken Legs

  • The chicken legs will cook for 40 minutes. After the 40 minutes, you will take the chicken out of the oven and flip them over with your spatula so that the chicken will not get stuck on the foil.
  • Cover up the chicken legs again and put it back in the oven. Let the chicken legs cook for another 30 minutes.
    When the food is done cooking, take the chicken legs out. Use the spatula to make sure that the chicken doesn’t stick to the foil.
  • Next, add the tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese, then put the chicken back in the oven for 10 minutes with the foil uncovered this time.

Ready To Serve The Baked Chicken Legs Parmesan Chicken Recipe!

  • After the 10 minutes is up, take the food out of the oven and let it cool off. Enjoy the food!

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Nutrition

Calories: 127kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 9gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 1132mgPotassium: 96mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 440IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 200mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Baked Chicken Legs
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