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Garlic chicken lovely legs on soft polenta

Garlic chicken lovely legs are a delicious and savory dish that is perfect for any meal. These succulent pieces of chicken are cooked in a mouthwatering garlic and herb marinade, creating a fragrant and savory flavor that is sure to delight the senses. Topped with a bright and flavorful salsa, these lovely legs make a wonderful main course or hearty side dish, especially when served over a bed of cheesy polenta. If you’re looking for an irresistible dish that is sure to satisfy even the pickiest eaters, look no further than garlic chicken lovely legs on soft polenta. Tasty little legs are sure to hit the spot!

Garlic Chicken lovely legs are one of the most delicious chicken dishes you can make! There are so many recipes to choose from that will leave your family and friends wanting more. The chicken is juicy and bursting with flavor since it is marinated in herbs and spices, making it an ideal dinner party dish. If you’re looking for a chicken leg recipe to try, consider a classic balsamic chicken leg marinade? The rosemary, honey, and garlic bring out the natural flavors of the chicken thoroughly. Whichever recipe you opt for, don’t forget to serve chicken lovely legs with warm rice or roasted vegetables – you won’t regret it!

Cosy up with this comforting meal for two – the garlicky, lemony chicken is just heavenly with a bowl of creamy, cheesy polenta.

Garlic chicken lovely legs on soft polenta

Garlic Chicken Lovely Legs Cooking Time










  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 rosemary sprigs, 3 chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 lemons, 1 zested, 1 whole
  • 600 g chicken lovely legs
  • 1 bulb garlic, halved


  • 500 ml(2 cups) chicken stock
  • 500 ml(2 cups) milk
  • 1 cup polenta
  • ½ cup parmesan, finely grated


  • 185 ml(¾ cup) chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 20 g butter


Preheat oven to 180°C. In a large bowl combine minced garlic, chopped rosemary, oil, salt, lemon zest and chicken. Toss to coat. Transfer to a baking dish with remaining rosemary sprigs, whole lemon and halved garlic bulb. Bake for 45 minutes. Transfer cooked chicken to a plate.

To make the polenta, place the stock and milk in a medium saucepan. Bring to the boil, add the polenta and stir continuously for 10–15 minutes, until soft. Stir in the parmesan.

To make the jus, add stock to the baking dish with one half of the roasted garlic bulb. Bring to the boil, reduce heat and whisk in flour until combined. Simmer for 10 minutes or until thickened. Strain the liquid, discarding the solids. Add jus back into the baking dish, add butter and stir until dissolved. Season with salt and pepper.

Serve chicken with creamy polenta and jus.

With the right mix of marinating ingredients, chicken lovely legs become a flavorful and juicy dish that pleases the palate. The marinade is key to success when it comes to chicken lovely legs, so why not try something completely new? Instead of relying on the same tried and true marinade recipe, experiment with different combinations of spices, herbs, liquids and even types of chicken, like chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts. 

If you’re looking for delicious chicken lovely leg recipes that won’t break the bank or your food budget, you’ll be delighted to know just how versatile chicken lovely legs are. With just a few simple ingredients, they’re great for dinner parties, potlucks or just a simple weeknight dinner. 

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