So I am always looking for new recipes that are easy and fairly quick. I like the kind that calls for placing everything in one pan and tossing it in the oven. Presto - you have dinner in a flash. Then while it is in the oven I can go to my happy place - the craft room.
Several weeks ago a friend posted on Facebook an all in one pan recipe.
The original post is from here https://www.facebook.com/BeanPotRecipes?hc_location=timeline
In a 9x13 pan, cut 3 chicken breasts in half, add 2 cans green beans on one side and cut up red skin potatoes on the other. Sprinkle a packet of zesty Italian dressing mix over the top. Drizzle a stick of melted butter over it. Cover it with aluminum foil and bake at 350 for 1 hour.
The original version.
I made it the very next day. Only I used Russet potatoes because I did not have red potatoes and I used olive oil instead of the butter. It was delicious. Here is my version
My version using Russet potatoes.
Since then I made it a again with a few variations. This week I made the chicken in a separate dish (I know this defeats the purpose of dinner in a single pan) and used a package of Italian dressing mix on it. Then in another 9 x 13 pan I placed red skin potatoes, sweet red, yellow and orange peppers, onion, and asparagus. I covered this with an additional package of Italian dressing mix and a little olive oil drizzled on top. The extra vegetables were fabulous.
In an effort to add more vegetables to our diet I think I will use this recipe many more times. I can't wait to try it out with possibly squash this summer.