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postheadericon Zucchini and Chicken one-pot meal

Our oven broke recently. We can (thankfully) still use the stove, and we also have the microwave and the crock pot. However, I had planned to make some oven-roasted chicken legs, and had no clue what to do with them without an oven. A friend suggested that I toss everything I was going to roast into a pot and let it simmer. I ended up doing just that, and it turned out to be a delicious meal.

This is a delicious gfcf, gluten free, family-friendly recipe! It is also (if you double check ingredients!) a wheat free, dairy free, soy free, egg free, tree nut free, peanut free, fish free, shellfish free, corn free, top 8 allergen free, and faux fast food {ready in under 45 minutes} recipe.


  • 2+ lb chicken drumsticks

  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3+ cloves garlic minced
  • 2 TBS olive oil
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2 pinches kosher salt
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp thyme (or sub the last 3 ingredients with 2 tsp Italian Seasoning)
  • Splash wine (optional)
  • 1 28oz can diced or petite diced tomatoes, and 1 can of water
  • 2 14 oz cans beans
  • 3 small-to medium zucchini, cut into half-moon slices
  • 2 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, cubed


Warm olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and drumsticks. Add seasonings. Use tongs to move the drumsticks around, and continue cooking until the drumsticks start to brown and the onion & garlic has softened.

Splash the wine into the pot to deglaze, using the tongs to make sure nothing is sticking to the bottom.

Add tomatoes, water, beans, potato, and zucchini. Stir to incorporate all ingredients

Turn the heat up almost to high, and barely bring to a boil. Turn the heat down to medium-low, cover, and let simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Check seasoning and that veggies & potatoes are tender, then bring to table.

Serve in bowls, 1 drumstick and 2 scoops of broth and vegetables. The meat is easy to just take off the bone with a fork. Delicious, easy, healthy, and on your table in about 45 minutes!

No pictures, sorry – camera’s broken

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