This baked Chicken legs with vegetables is a delicious one-pan dinner with minimal effort. Chicken and vegetables tossed in a ranch marinade and cooked until tender and juicy.
Baked Chicken legs with Vegetables
Baked Chicken legs along with vegetables in a delicious ranch marinade, is the kind of dinner we love on any day. Butter, ranch seasoning, paprika for a little extra kick, salt, and pepper, are all you need for this recipe. No more boring vegetables here, because the veggies are cooked along with Chicken and suck up all the flavor.
And it creates this amazing pan sauce, which is packed with flavor and perfect to drizzle over. Check out these Air fryer Chicken Drumsticks with a spicy dry rub for a healthier alternative.
Ingredients you need for Oven Baked Chicken legs
Chicken: I have used bone-in Chicken legs for maximum flavour. You can also use Bone-in Chicken thighs or Chicken leg quarters. Bone-in Chicken thigh takes a little longer to cook than boneless, so the vegetables also get enough time to get cooked.
Vegetable: I have used potato and Carrot here. You can also use Zucchini, pepper etc. Add hard root vegetables along with chicken, but throw in softer veggies midway, to avoid overcooking.
Garlic: Well I am a little obsessed with garlic, the more the better. Add some whole cloves of garlic that will add more flavor to the pan juice.
Wine: Again for a flavourful pan sauce. You can substitute with chicken stock.
Butter: Love rich buttery pan sauce??? Butter keeps the meat moist and flavourful. You can also swap butter with Olive oil for a healthier version.
Ranch Seasoning: You don't need dozens of spices, use good quality ranch seasoning or a homemade one here.
Paprika: For an extra kick, I like to add paprika. You can skip it if you want.
How Long To Bake Chicken legs/Chicken Drumsticks in Oven?
Chicken drumsticks when baked remain really moist and juicy. There is no fear of the meat getting dry and chewy. How long to cook chicken legs in the oven depends on its size.
It takes 40-45 minutes for the chicken drumsticks to cook in an oven preheated at 425 degrees F.
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Baked Chicken leg and vegetables
- 6-7 Chicken Legs (2 Pounds) (ref note 1)
- 2 large Potatoes Quartered
- 2-3 Carrots Cut into big chunks
- 4-5 Garlic Cloves
- ½ cup White Wine or substitute with Chicken Stock
- ½ cup chicken stock
- ⅓ cup Melted Butter (unsalted)
- 4 tablespoon Ranch Seasoning
- 1 teaspoon Paprika
- ½ teaspoon Pepper
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- Mix all the ingredients for Ranch Marinade
- In an Ovenproof pan add Chicken legs, halved Potatoes, Carrots, and Garlic Cloves. Drizzle ranch marinade on top and toss everything well.
- Pour wine and stock into the pan.
- Loosely cover with foil and bake at 425 degrees F for 20 minutes. Take out the pan, brush chicken drumsticks with the pan drippings, and bake uncovered for another 30-35 minutes.
- Serve with a side of green salad or with rice.
- Use skinless drumsticks in this recipe. Vegetables when baked tend to lose moisture. Chicken with the skin doesn't really get crispy when there is a lot of moisture.
This is so good. When I take the cover off for the last cooking cycle I tuck in some butter here and there. I make this at least once a month. I’ve used legs, bone in and boneless thighs and it all is delicious. I also add onions and have added mushrooms or whatever I have on hand. One of my favorite dishes.
Monique Love says
I hope I didn’t mess up, but I used 1/2 c wine and 1/2 cup of chicken stock. Was that correct??
Did you bake this covered with foil or uncovered?
cover for 20 minutes then remove the foil and bake until done.
Janet Amaya says
This recipe is Delicious! I used only chicken stock for the liquid and spicy ranch seasoning for an added kick. I will definitely make this again.
This recipe was delicious but I did mix it up a little! I only had 5 drumsticks. I also added zucchini to this recipe. I added garlic powder, onion powder, & lemon pepper to the seasonings. I used more broth than what the recipe said. The vegetables soaked up the flavors and it turned out so good. I think next time I’d like to add corn. This recipe was amazing and I would definitely make it again!
Delicious and so easy to throw together. I did leave the skin on the legs and they did have a nice crunch. I used fingerling potatoes, that’s what I had. I used Hidden Valley ranch seasoning and I think I would cut back the added salt to 1/4 tsp. In response to some of the comments about using different ingredients, that’s the great thing about this recipe, you can make it your own. Will definitely make again.
Scarlett Bruce says
Am going to make this dish tomorrow , I am planning to add some fresh tomatoes to it.This will make it more of an itallian dish than a southern style,maybe a little lemon over the top of the potatoes as they are finishing cook time. yummy
I loved this! A big hit with the family. I ended up using all chicken broth for the liquid. The carrots and potatoes soaked up all that delicious flavor from the juices. Thanks for a wonderful addition to my menu rotation!
Wow! Delicious. Only substitution was i used 1/4 seasoned garlic vinegar and 1/4 chicken broth for the 1/2 c wine. I cooked it 20min longer than recipe.
Deborah L Hannaford says
Made this for supper last night. OMG it was so good. Hubby says to make it again so thanks for sharing.
Happy for you 🙂
Absolutely good. Only had 5 drumsticks. I used chicken broth instead of white wine only because I didn’t have any. Hubby says it’s a keeper. That was the proof. 😊😊
Can you substitute garlic cloves with shallots? And sweet potatoes instead of regular ones? I used 2 bags of drumsticks from Costco so about 10 drumsticks. Added a third more of each ingredient. We’ll see how it turns out!
Yes, you can substitute these. Let me how it turned out.
What’s the measurement for the butter?
The instructions show
⅓ cup Melted Butter (unsalted)
I have made this recipe twice now using 1/3 cup
It is 1/3 cup butter. I am sorry for the confusion. There seems to some issue in the backend.
Hello, can the chk legs be marinated in the ranch mixture over night?
You can!! Though I haven’t done it.
This was a fantastic dinner! The tip to remove the chicken skin was great, the chicken had way more flavor that way. Everything was seasoned so perfectly, we loved the sauce so much! A definite make again!
Crissy, can you marinade the chicken overnight?
Shelley L Hines says
Yummy. Switched up some peppers and onion with chili powder for a different kick.
How does chicken only cook in 30-40 minutes?!
30-40 minutes is a good enough time for the chicken legs to get cooked.
Shelley L Hines says
Smaller pieces vs whole bird cook faster.
This was a hit with my family (though I used broth in lieu of wine and used a lot more of it than the recipe called for). Thanks so much for the inspiration!
Happy to know all of you liked it, Elsie 😊