One Pan Baked Chicken Legs and Potatoes

One Pan Baked Chicken Legs and Potatoes Recipe. Chicken drumsticks and potatoes with carrots and mushrooms, an easy one-dish meal for busy evenings!

One Pan baked chicken legs and potatoes with vegetables recipe.

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Baked Chicken Legs and Potatoes-

This recipe for baked chicken legs and potatoes is outstanding. Once baked in the marinade and seasoning, the chicken drumsticks are so juicy, crispy and flavorful. The added potatoes with carrots and mushrooms are great and no other side is needed. Winner!

How Long to Bake Chicken Legs-

The length of time to bake will depend on the temperature of oven and size of the legs. If the legs are not crowded on a baking sheet, the baking time at 400°F will be about 35-45 minutes.

In this recipe, the legs are crowded and baked with potatoes and will require a little more time to cook, about 50-60 minutes.

 Step by step on how to make One Pan Baked Chicken legs and Potatoes and Vegetables.

Tips How to Make Chicken & Potatoes in the Oven:

  • Your oven and the size of the chicken drumsticks being used along with potato sizes will alter the cooking time of the dish.
    • Start checking for readiness at 45 minutes into baking. Continue baking, as needed until chicken is completely cooked and potatoes are easily pierced with a knife.
  • Before serving, pour the juices from the bottom of pan over everything (or simply gently toss).
  • If you have time to season the chicken a few hours in advance (or in the morning), it will give the seasoning enough time to penetrate deeper into the chicken and will taste even better.
    • Combine the ingredients for the seasoning and very lightly season the chicken in a Ziploc bag and keep it refrigerated. Then continue with the recipe per instructions.
  • Enjoy the meal with your favorite dip: ketchup, Sriracha or barbecue sauce.

Crispy chicken legs in a casserole dish.

Can I substitute for a different piece of chicken?

Yes, you can substitute the chicken drumsticks for a different cut of chicken.

  • Instead of the chicken drumsticks, chicken thighs may be used. If using boneless/skinless thighs, the cooking time will be less than the drumsticks (check the readiness of chicken with a cooking thermometer, it should read 165°F).
  • If you will be substituting with bone in/skin on thighs, the cooking time will depend on the size of the chicken pieces.

One Pan baked chicken legs, potatoes and vegetables recipe.

Chicken and vegetables are a great combination for dinner. So when you combine chicken legs with potatoes, carrots and mushrooms all in one pan, with a 5-minute prep time, the recipe is a keeper!

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One Pan Baked Chicken Legs and Potatoes

One Pan Baked Chicken Legs and Potatoes Recipe. Chicken drumsticks and potatoes with carrots and mushrooms, an easy one-dish meal for busy evenings!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked chicken, one pan
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 366kcal


  • 2 lbs potatoes, quartered
  • 8 oz white mushrooms, whole
  • 6 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 cup baby carrots
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp fresh chopped herbs, (cilantro or parsley)
  • 1 ½ tsp table salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp ground paprika


  • In a small bowl, combine mayo, butter, oil, herbs and garlic. 
  • In a separate small bowl, combine salt, pepper, chili powder and paprika.
  • Cut the potatoes into even sizes so they cook thoroughly, about 1" in thickness. Rinse potatoes and pat dry.
  • Add the chicken, mushrooms, potatoes and carrots to a baking casserole dish. 
  • Pour the mayo mixture over the ingredients, mix and coat evenly. Season with half of the seasoning prepared. Mix. 
    Season with remaining seasoning and toss again.
  • Bake in a preheated oven to 400°F, uncovered (50-60 minutes, longer if necessary). 
    If the chicken drumsticks are ready but don’t have a crispy coat, broil for 5 minutes.
  • Take the juices from the bottom of the dish and pour over all of the ingredients. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
One Pan Baked Chicken Legs and Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 366 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 83mg28%
Sodium 789mg34%
Potassium 972mg28%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 3270IU65%
Vitamin C 19.4mg24%
Calcium 63mg6%
Iron 5.8mg32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • jessica 01/02/2020, 8:25 pm Link Reply

    Hi Valentina, you said whole mushrooms but it looks like you did cut them. Is it correct? Not sure if i should use whole or not, Thanks

    • Valentina's Corner 01/02/2020, 10:18 pm Link Reply

      You can do them either way, Jessica. I prefer them whole though. Enjoy the one-pan meal.

  • Irina 12/14/2019, 9:41 pm Link Reply

    Just made this and we loved it. Chicken was juicy and the flavor was divine. I didn’t have mushrooms so subbed in an extra cup of carrots.

    • Valentina's Corner 12/15/2019, 9:33 am Link Reply

      Wonderful, thanks for sharing. I’m so glad you enjoyed the easy one-pan dish.

  • Anu 11/08/2019, 5:01 pm Link Reply

    Omg I’ve made this twice so far and it’s been an absolute hit both times… so glad I crossed paths here! Awesome recipe really! Thank you ever so much 🙂 Stay blessed xx

    • Valentina's Corner 11/08/2019, 11:06 pm Link Reply

      Thank you kindly for the wonderful feedback, Anu. Have a most lovely weekend.

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