My local grocery store runs a sale on chicken thighs/drumsticks quite frequently, as low as 98 cents a pound. I think thats an awesome deal, so I usually always have chicken in my freezer.

Sometimes, however, I get bored with baked chicken and “average” side dishes. Not that I don’t love mashed potatoes and whatnot. But sometimes I want more.

So… I threw a bunch of my favorite vegetables on a tray, topped it with the chicken legs I had on hand, and roasted it in the oven. It was amazing.




  • 1 medium red onion, cut into petals, or wedges
  • 2 handfuls of green beans
  • 10 red potatoes, halved or quartered (more if desired)
  • Olive oil
  • Rosemary
  • 5-6 cloves of garlic, minced (I ran out so I also added garlic powder)
  • 2 bell Peppers of desired color, cut into “sticks”
  • 4 large carrots, cut into sticks
  • Head of brocolli
  • Up to 2lbs chicken drumsticks (or thighs)
  • Salt and pepper to taste (I use fresh ground pepper and sea salt)


  1. Preheat oven to 425*
  2. Wash a prepare all vegetables
  3. Once all vegetables are prepped, toss in a large bowl with some olive oil and the minced garlic
  4. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper
  5. Add vegetables to prepared cooking tray and place chicken on top (I added a bit more olive oil and garlic at this point)
  6. Season with salt, pepper, and rosemary
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes until chicken is cooked and potatoes are easily pierced with fork


This fed my family of 5 with plenty of leftovers. đŸ™‚