Green Onion Chicken

Green Onion Chicken and Melted Tomatoes
Prep Time:
15 mins
Marinate Time:
8 hrs
Grill Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 4 whole chicken legs (drumstick and thigh)

  • ½ cup chopped green onion white and green portions (about 4)

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • Salt and ground black pepper

Melted Tomatoes

  • 2 pound medium tomatoes, cut up (about 7 cups)

  • 3 tablespoon olive oil

  • ¼ cup snipped fresh basil

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 recipe Green Onion Chicken

  • Lemon Wedges and fresh basil


  1. Skin chicken, if desired. In plastic bag set in shallow dish place chicken, green onions, and olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Turn chicken to coat in green onions. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours.

  2. For charcoal grill, arrange medium-hot coals around drip pan. Test for medium heat above pan. Place chicken, bone side down, on grill rack over drip pan. Cover and grill 30 minutes. Turn then grill 25 to 30 minutes more or until chicken is no longer pink (180 degrees F). (For gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium; adjust for indirect cooking. Grill as above.) Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Melted Tomatoes

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Place tomatoes in an even layer in 3-quart baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil, then sprinkle with basil, salt, and pepper. Bake, uncovered, for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until tomatoes are slightly dried and soft. Cool about 15 minutes.

  2. To serve, transfer tomatoes to serving platter. Add Green Onion Chicken, lemon wedges, and fresh basil. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

If desired, place the chicken in a 15x10x1-inch baking pan and bake in a 300°F oven with the Melted Tomatoes. (Bake the Melted Tomatoes on a lower oven rack.) Bake 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (180°F).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

436 Calories
34g Fat
1g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 436
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 44%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 139mg 46%
Sodium 280mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 6.5mg 32%
Calcium 30.3mg 2%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 367mg 8%
Folate, total 28.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.