One Pan Meal – Chicken, Green Beans, Potatoes

A recipe with no picture??  This has got to be broken rule #1.  (But literally, the title is self-explanatory).

There’s a few versions of this floating around Pinterest (yes, where I get about 90% of my recipes).  I wish I had found this when we lived in an apartment with no dishwasher.  One dish for a whole meal??  Yes, please!  But this is not a recipe for those who think foods should not touch each other.  😉

One Dish Chicken Meal:

2-3 bonless, skinless chicken breasts (quartered)

4-6 red potatoes, quartered

a couple handfuls of fresh green beans, ends cut off

seasonings of your choice 

It’s as simple as the title.  In a 9×13 pan, pile next to each other: green beans, chicken breasts, and potatoes (I quartered the chicken and potatoes), and throw on seasonings. I used butter, some olive oil, fresh rosemary, and a little italian seasoning for the chicken and potatoes.  Also added lemon zest to the chicken.  Green beans just used some butter, S&P.  

Cover and throw in the oven at 350 degrees.  I took mine out at 45 minutes and my chicken was a bit dry.  So keep an eye on it.

It was easy, and had minimal clean-up.  Sometimes that is all I’m looking for in a meal, like last night when I was super pressed for time and exhausted.  But it’s kind of lack-luster, wouldn’t make it for company.  The potatoes were great (my husband was raving), the chicken was dry, and my green beans were wrinkly.  These problems were probably my fault – forgetting to cover the dish until halfway through, and cooking it too long.  I will definitely make it again on a lazy night (and if I do I’ll take photos).  

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Slow Cooker Chicken Cordon Bleu

Another Pinterest success!  I found this recipe to try.  I used what I had in the house –  including about 3 chicken breasts, cream of mushroom soup, and turkey stuffing mix (slightly different from what the recipe called for).  My chicken was frozen, and it was in the slow cooker on high for 2 1/2 hours.  Any more and it would have been too dry.  I always cross my fingers when I put chicken in the slow cooker… it seems to dry out way too much whenever I make it.  But this came out great.

SLOW COOKER CHICKEN CORDON BLEU

6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup

1 cup milk

4 ounces sliced ham

4 ounces sliced Swiss cheese

1 (8 ounce) package herbed dry bread stuffing mix

1/4 cup butter, melted

Mix together the cream of chicken soup and milk in a small bowl. Pour enough of the soup into a slow cooker to cover the bottom.
Layer chicken breasts over the sauce.
Cover with slices of ham and then Swiss cheese.
Pour the remaining soup over the layers, stirring a little to distribute between layers.
Sprinkle the stuffing on top, and drizzle butter over stuffing.
Cover, and cook on Low for 4 to 6 hours, or 2 to 3 hours on High.

Blueberry Yogurt Waffles

I’m going to start off 2013 with my current obsession – waffles.  I asked for a waffle maker for my birthday a couple months ago, and it rarely leaves my counter. Norwegian waffles, Belgian waffles, healthy, not.. 😉  I love them all!  I found this recipe on Pinterest and it sounded great.  It did not disappoint!  Like the original writer said, the yogurt made the waffles light and fluffy on the inside.  Delicious!

Here’s my obligatory batter shot (I love my colorful mixing bowls but maybe they aren’t the greatest for photography.. whoops.. the batter is not green, I promise!):

This is annoying, by the way:

And this.

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But it was worth it!  I already atehalf.  So, if you’re making this for more than 2 or 3 people you may want to double the recipe. 😉  (or maybe I just need to learn portion control).  Plus I love having a few extras to pop in the freezer.

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Welcome to my little food blog.

This is a food blog, but let’s be honest – I am NOT here to brag about my cooking skills.  In fact, my intention is quite the opposite.  I’m here to improve my cooking, and practice makes perfect, right?  So join me as I try out some new recipes, I guarantee I’ll make mistakes, but hopefully have a lot of success as well!  And maybe you could help me out when you see I need it!?  😉  Wish me luck!