Sunday, October 11, 2020

Mediterranean Chicken Legs Sheet Pan Dinner #OurFamilyTable

 Chicken legs marinated in lemon and spices then roasted with potatoes and kohlrabi for a delicious quick and easy dinner with little clean-up.

Mediterranean Chicken Legs Sheet Pan Dinner

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Mediterranean Chicken Legs Sheet Pan Dinner

When the weather turns crisper and the smell of Fall is in the air I start craving the comfort foods of my childhood.  As an adult I gravitate towards white meat when I eat chicken but as a child....I would grab that drumstick every time.

Mediterranean Chicken Legs Sheet Pan Dinner

Of course, you can use this recipe for any chicken parts that you enjoy.  Just adjust the cooking time.  The marinade is simple and quick.  You don't want to leave the chicken in the marinade for longer than 30 minutes though. The lemon juice will cause your chicken to become mushy if you leave it in for longer than that.


I had some new potatoes and kohlrabi available so that is what I added to my sheet pan dinner.  I think some green would have been nice, perhaps brussels sprouts or green beans, for color.  Alas....I didn't have those in my refrigerator on the day I made this dinner.  You can use whatever vegetables you have on hand that your family loves.

Mediterranean Chicken Legs Sheet Pan Dinner pin

I don't know about you but when the seasons change I get the nesting bug.  I know many of us do Spring Cleaning each year but I find myself doing Summer, Fall and Winter cleaning as well.  This was a perfect meal to serve on the day I got urge to pull out the Fall decorations and put away the Summer stuff.  

Sheet Pan Dinner, Oven Roasting, Chicken, Easy
Entrees, Chicken
Yield: 4 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Mediterranean Chicken Legs Sheet Pan Dinner

Mediterranean Chicken Legs Sheet Pan Dinner

Chicken legs marinated in lemon and spices then roasted with potatoes and kohlrabi for a delicious quick and easy dinner with little clean-up.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 40 Mininactive time: 30 MinTotal time: 1 H & 19 M


  • 8 chicken legs
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 t. oregano
  • 1 t. paprika
  • 1/2 t. cumin
  • 1 T. minced garlic
  • 1 sweet onion, cut into large dice
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1/4 c. + 1 T. olive oil
  • 8 new potatoes,  quartered or halved, depending on size
  • 1 Kohlrabi, peeled and cut into chunks approx. the same size as the potatoes.


  1. Place the salt, pepper, oregano, paprika, cumin, garlic, onion, lemon zest, lemon juice and  1/4 cup of olive oil in a large plastic bag that seals.  Shake to combine.  Add the chicken legs.  Seal the bag and massage the chicken from the outside of the bag, to coat with the marinade.  Let rest for 20-30 minutes at room temperature while the oven preheats.
  2. Place the potatoes and kohlrabi in a large bowl.  Add the 1 Tablespoon of olive oil, season with salt and pepper and toss to coat.
  3. Remove the chicken and onions from the marinade and place onto half of a baking sheet that has been covered with parchment or a silicone mat.  Tuck the lemon slices in and around the chicken legs.  Place the vegetables onto the other half of the baking sheet.
  4. Roast in a preheated 450* oven for 35-40 minutes, until the vegetables are tender, the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165* and both the chicken and vegetables are browned.


Adapted from a recipe found at The Mediterranean Dish.



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  1. I love sheet pan meals and I always need new ideas for kohlrabi. My CSA doesn't give us the normal softball sized ones, we get monster 5-8 pounders! Good thing it is so versatile.

    1. Yes, my favorite is kohlrabi and noodles you can find the recipe in my files.

  2. I love love love sheet pan dinners, especially with the flavors you chose for this meal. It sounds wonderful!

  3. This looks beyond delicious. One pan meals are a favorite of mine. Thank you. - Cathy-

  4. Aren't sheet pan dinners perfect? I love the Mediterranean twist with yours.

  5. I roast kohlrabi too--we do need to get the word out how good that is! Love this combo!

  6. Trying these with thighs. Not a leg person. But the seasoning sounds perfectly delicious with any cut of chicken.


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