Smothered Chicken Legs

Some weeks I’m more organized then others, but if there is one thing in our house that I slack on it’s mealtime. I’ll go into my spurts when I’ll fill the freezer with crock-pot freezer meals, but once they are gone it sometimes takes me a month or two to stock the freezer again. Menu plans always work for a couple months, but then life will get busy, and those get put on the back burner as well. In an effort to start having more home cooked meals, I’m once again making a list of recipes to make. We’ve had these Crock-Pot Smothered Chicken Legs a few times, and they’ve always been a hit with the kids so to change things up I decided to toss them in the oven instead of the crock-pot.


Smothered Chicken Legs:

Smothered Chicken Legs
  • 1 – 28 oz can petite diced tomatoes
  • 6- 8 red potatoes cubes
  • 1 large Vidalia onion sliced
  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp minced onion
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp lemon pepper or black pepper
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 6-8 chicken legs - I prefer skin removed
  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Coat potatoes in 2 TB olive oil, place in baking dish
  3. Layer with onions, carrots & petite diced tomatoes
  4. In a medium bowl whisk together all of the seasoning & flour, add 3 TB olive oil & mix well.
  5. Rub the chicken legs with the seasoning mixture and add them to the dish.
  6. Bake for 1 hour. Check to see if chicken is done & potatoes are tender.
  7. Serve.

 Preheat oven to 375F.

Smothered Chicken Legs

In a medium bowl mix together garlic powder, minced onion, salt, pepper, paprika, flour. Add 3 TBSP of olive oil & mix well. Rub the chicken legs with the seasoning mixture, set aside.

Smothered Chicken Leg Recipe 1

Smothered Chicken Leg Recipe 2

Coat cubed potatoes in 2 TB olive oil, place in baking dish.

 Smothered Chicken Legs Recipe

Layer with onions, carrots & petite diced tomatoes.

Baked Smothered Chicken LegsAdd the seasoned chicken legs to the dish.

Smothered Chicken Legs Recipe 1

Bake for about 1 hour. Check to see if chicken is cooked through & potatoes are tender.

Smothered Chicken Leg Recipe


If you prefer different sides, or just the chicken, you can also line a baking sheet with tinfoil to bake the chicken.

smothered chicken legs baked


  1. Anna Pry says:

    i like that it cooks with all the veggies too

  2. Katherine says:

    Looks so good. It reminds me of a crockpot meal since everything is all together

  3. Lara C. says:

    Ooh, anything that uses one pan piques my interest. This looks really tasty!

  4. Anna Skryagina says:

    These look so yummy! I definitely want to try this. The ingredients can probably be frozen in a gallon ziplock bag like your crock pot freezer meals, right? I want to get a stash of freezer meals before my baby comes in less than a week! This one looks like a good candidate. And it does remind me of the crock pot meal. Thanks for the recepie! Pinning it now.

  5. Patricia Delgado says:

    I love easy, healthy one pan meals!

  6. thalia h says:

    omg these look like they would be so good! bookmarking the page, will ask my bf if he would like to try these as well before i try making them

  7. Mary Gardner says:

    We eat chicken a lot around here and using legs makes it a really affordable meal to have often. This recipe looks yummy and I can’t wait to try it. Thanks!

  8. Brenda Haines says:

    This sounds like it’s packed full of flavor. I can’t wait to try it!

  9. rochelle haynes says:

    Love to try this i love chicken can eat it everyday

  10. How creative!. It is so delicious. Thank for sharing. I love Chicken Legs. I’m going to try it now

  11. Tamra Phelps says:

    I love fried chicken, but my health says I need to find a way to bake it instead, lol. So, I love recipes like this that give you a lot of flavor in your baked chicken.

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