Grandma's Favorite Chicken


My Grandma used to make this chicken and it was my mom's favorite. It is very easy, quick, flexible, and delicious. You may add as many different veggies and any amount you want. The broth made from this is great to dip bread and butter; my brother loves to have it as soup. Yum!!!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
8 servings


  • 8 chicken legs

  • 5 large white potatoes

  • 1 (8 ounce) package baby carrots

  • 5 cloves garlic

  • 2 yellow squash, quartered lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch slices

  • 1 large onion, peeled and sliced

  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes

  • ½ tablespoon garlic powder

  • salt to taste

  • black pepper to taste

  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided

  • 2 cups water, or as needed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Place the chicken legs in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Arrange potatoes, carrots, garlic, and squash around the chicken. Top with onion slices. Season with parsley, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Place 1/2 tablespoon butter on each chicken leg. Pour water into pan to a level of about 1/2 inch.

  3. Cover pan with foil and cook 1 hour in the preheated oven. Remove foil and continue cooking 20 minutes, until vegetables are tender and chicken juices run clear.


"These are the veggies I use, but you can add broccoli and zucchini or just use potatoes and carrots. Feel free to use your imagination."

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

520 Calories
21g Fat
48g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 520
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 118mg 39%
Sodium 198mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 53mg 263%
Calcium 75mg 6%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 1444mg 31%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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