Keto Tomatillo Chicken Recipe | @Atkins

Keto Tomatillo Chicken Recipe

Atkins Keto Tomatillo Chicken
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Phase: Phase 2
Difficulty: Difficult
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  • 4 Keto Tomatillo Salsa
  • 1 1/3 tbsp Light Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 4 medium leg (yield after cooking, bone removed) Chicken Leg
  • 0 1/2 cup Chicken Broth, Bouillon or Consomme
  • 0 1/4 cup Roasted Unsalted Hulled Pumpkin and/or Squash Seeds


This recipe using Atkins Tomatillo Salsa (see recipe), which takes 45 minutes to make or use your favorite low-carb salsa. Enjoy! 

  1. Arrange rack in top third of oven (about 6 from heat source). Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Heat a tablespoon (3 teaspoons) of oil in a 12 inch skillet over medium-high heat. Combine 3/4 teaspoon salt and ground cumin and sprinkle chicken evenly on both sides. Brown legs 6 minutes per side, turning once, until deep golden (be careful not to let the chicken burn, reduce heat slightly if it gets too dark).
  3. Pour in 1/4 cup Tomatillo Salsa and broth; cover loosely with foil. Transfer to oven and bake 35 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare the garnish: Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a small skillet. Add seeds and cook, shaking pan, 1 to 2 minutes, until seeds are lightly toasted and slightly puffed (seeds may pop). Sprinkle with 1/ 4 teaspoon salt and set aside.
  5. Uncover chicken and bake 5 to 6 minutes more, until deeply browned. To serve, transfer to a platter, spoon juices over chicken and sprinkle with pumpkin seeds.

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