Sadly, I live in a tiny apartment with zero yard, so gardening at home is not an option. Thank goodness my parents AND grandparents have a garden every year, or I’d miss out on all those yummy summer foods that are always so much better when home grown. This recipe uses two of those things. Zucchini and Yellow Crookneck Squash.
Chicken Hindquarters (I found some that came pre-rubbed with a red paprika based rub, hence the name, but you can use regular ones too)
5-6 medium potatoes
2-3 small-ish zucchini
2-3 small-ish yellow crookneck squash
Dried Parsley (optional)
Salt and Pepper to taste
Line a 9×13 glass pan with foil. This is why this meal is so easy to clean up.
Dice potatoes into bite size pieces, scatter in bottom of pan. Dice zucchini and squash into bite size pieces, scatter on potatoes. Cover liberally with Olive Oil (or any oil really), salt and pepper to taste and sprinkle with the dried parsley.
Lay the hindquarter face up on top of the potatoes and veggies. Place in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, flip your chicken and bake for another 30 minutes.
Remove from oven and let stand about 5 minutes. Chicken and potatoes will be the temperature of molten lava. Plate and serve. I recommend lots of napkins!
When it’s time to load the dishwasher, pull the foil out and throw away. (You can’t recycle foil with food on it in my neck of the woods… sorry folks 😦 )