Roasted Chicken with Tomatoes, Zucchini & Garlic {New Recipe in 31 Days of Gluten Free Meals}

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 16, 2014

Roast Chicken with Zucchini

Simple. Who doesn’t love simple.

I’m not sure such a tasty meal can be much simpler than this. Here’s what it looks like, getting ready to toss in the oven.

  1. Place chicken pieces into the baking dish(es).
  2. Slice up the zucchini and drain the tomatoes.
  3. Drop around the chicken pieces.
  4. Drizzle olive oil over everything.
  5. Season to your heart’s content.
  6. Dinner’s in the oven in less than 8 minutes. Go ahead, time yourself ;)

See, simple…right?!

In addition to the simplicity, I love how inexpensive this will be…all summer long.

  • Canned tomatoes – $.58 at my store.
  • Zucchini – should hit under $.50/lb several times throughout the summer.
  • Chicken – please don’t pay more than $.99/lb for a package of bone-in chicken thighs or drumsticks. Or $2.99/lb if you’re buying organic chicken.

Let me know what you think about this perfect summer meal. Don’t want to bake it and heat up the kitchen…grill the chicken and grill the veggies in a grill basket. The smokiness from the grill will only add to the perfection!

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Roasted Chicken with Tomatoes, Zucchini & Garlic

Yield – 6 to 8 servings

Preparation Time – 8 minutes

Cooking Time – 55 to 60 minutes


  • 1 small package (1.5ish lbs.) drumsticks
  • 1 small package (2ish lbs.) bone-in chicken thighs
  • 3 small zucchinis, sliced
  • 1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes, well drained
  • 6 to 8 cloves garlic
  • Olive oil
  • 2 tsp Italian seasonings
  • Salt and pepper
  • Rice, as side dish


  • Preheat oven to 400. Lightly spray 2 9×13 inch baking dishes, or 1 large baking/roasting dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Place the chicken pieces in the baking dishes. Add the zucchini slices and diced tomatoes around the chicken. Add a few garlic cloves throughout. Drizzle olive oil over the top of the chicken and vegetables. Season with the Italian seasonings and salt and pepper.
  • Place the baking dish(es) into the preheated oven and roast for 55 to 60 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the rice or other preferred side dish.
  • Serve the Roasted Chicken with Zucchini, Tomatoes and Garlic with side of rice.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Denise May 16, 2014 at 10:57 pm

This recipe sounds delicious! I plan to make it very soon but I haven’t seen chicken thighs at .99 a lb for a very long time. The cheapest I can get them for is $1.49 a lb and that’s rare. Drumsticks I can get for .99 a lb once in awhile but not often. I wish I paid your prices. ;)


Dee S May 17, 2014 at 12:45 am

I have not found chicken that inexpensive in years! Or zucchini.


Jim May 17, 2014 at 10:47 am

I live in FL & have a farmers market on just about every corner and lots of competition as far as grocery stores go & don’t see those prices anywhere.


Jim May 17, 2014 at 10:49 am

Recipe looks good, I will try it & give the grill a break.


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