Baked Chicken Legs with Paleo Mushroom Sauce

Baked chicken drumsticks blanketed by a Whole30 compliant creamy mushroom sauce in this great one-pan recipe. You will like a lovely thyme accent. These are wonderful with a side salad.
Baked Chicken Legs with Paleo Mushroom Sauce


  • 6 chicken legs
  • 10 ounces mushrooms (I used baby bella mushrooms, sliced)
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 4 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut cream (I refrigerated a can of full fat coconut milk and scooped cream from the top)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon arrowroot starch (aka flour)
  • 15 thyme sprigs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt
  • black pepper
Prep time:
15 minutes
Cook time:
50 minutes
Total time:
1 hour, 5 minutes
Yield: 3 servings | Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 50 minutes | Total time: 1 hour, 5 minutes


1. Preheat oven to 400F (200C).
2. Slice mushrooms and finely chop garlic.

3. Mix together beef broth, vinegar and garlic.
4. Transfer mushrooms to a baking dish. Pour the broth mixture over the mushrooms, season with salt and pepper, then stir. Top mushrooms with about 10 small thyme sprigs.

5. Season chicken legs with salt, garlic powder and pepper on all sides. Place on top of the mushrooms. Add a few more sprigs of thyme.

6. Bake chicken and mushrooms in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, until a nice crust is formed.
7. Transfer chicken to a plate, remove thyme sprigs, stripping off the leaves (or needles) of some of them, to add extra flavor to the sauce.
8. To the mushrooms, add coconut cream, coconut milk and starch, stir well. Wait a couple of minutes for the sauce to thicken.

9. Top chicken with mushroom sauce and serve.

Products I recommend for this recipe

Baby Bella Mushrooms

Baby Bella Mushrooms
Beef Broth

Beef Broth
Red Wine Vinegar

Red Wine Vinegar

Canned Coconut Milk

Canned Coconut Milk
Arrowroot Starch

Arrowroot Starch

Garlic Powder

Garlic Powder

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Patty Saveurs

Guest November 24, 2017 5:08 AM
Mouthwatering recipe, love the flavor combo!

Guest November 24, 2017 2:50 AM
Oooh, this looks great - off to pin it to my Whole30 board. Thanks! Jane x


Guest November 22, 2017 8:45 PM
This looks really tasty - I love all the flavours that come together.

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