Life is busy, we get it. But that doesn’t mean you have to choose between making a healthy meal or squeezing in an effective workout. You can have it all! This quick and healthy chicken recipe and leg workout pairing is a great way to make the most of your time and multitask like a fitness pro. Low in fat and packed with delicious protein, our Garlic Lemon Chicken Leg recipe is a savory way to stay on track with your nutrition goals. And the best part is you can set them and forget them while giving your own legs the attention they deserve with a targeted circuit. Garlic Lemon Chicken Legs INGREDIENTS - Sea salt - Cracked pepper - 4 to 6 chicken legs (skin on or off) - 1 tablespoon olive oil - 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped - Zest of 1 lemon - 1 tablespoon lemon juice - 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped DIRECTIONS - Preheat oven to 400˚F - Season the chicken legs with salt and pepper to taste - Oil a baking pan, arrange the seasoned chicken on it and place in the oven - Bake for 20 minutes (or longer depending on size) - Remove from oven and gently toss the chicken in the garlic, lemon zest, and lemon juice - Sprinkle with parsley and enjoy! Quick Tip: Looking to make this chicken leg recipe even leaner? Remove the skin before seasoning. Now that your chicken is cooking, let’s get to work on making your legs burn. This simple leg workout circuit can be done on its own whenever you have a free moment or integrate it into a longer workout routine to add additional sculpting and strengthening for your legs and thighs. 1. Wall Squat (5 mins): Targets quads - Stand with your back towards the wall and lean against it - Let your knees flex as you slowly slide down the wall - Bend to a 60-degree angle and hold for 5–10 seconds before sliding back up - Tip: Keep your knees from going beyond the end of your foot as you squat down 2. Heel Raise (5 mins): Targets calves - Stand feet shoulder-width apart - Slowly lift your heels off the ground as you rise up onto your toes - Hold for 1–2 seconds before lowering back down - Tip: Keep your knees straight for better results 3. Donkey Kick (5 mins): Targets glutes and upper thighs - On hands and knees, tighten your stomach and flatten your lower back - Kick your right leg backwards as you extend the knee - Hold your leg in this position for 1–2 seconds and then bring it back down - Alternate the legs and repeat - Tip: Hold your pelvis and keep it from tilting 4. Stationary Lunge (5 mins): Targets thighs - Stand with one foot in front of the other in a wide and staggered stance - Slowly drop your back leg toward the ground until you reach 90-degree angle - Hold for 1–2 seconds and return to the starting position - Alternate the legs and repeat - Tip: Make sure your front knee doesn’t go beyond your front foot Looking to whip your whole body into shape but don’t know where to start? Take our quick quiz and find the CYBEROBICS trainer that’s right for you!