Thursday, August 19, 2010
Chicken in a Dish!
Chicken in a Dish
6 - 8 chicken thighs or 4 chicken breast, skinned (be healthy!)
1 package Zesty Italian Dressing Mix (powdered)
1 stick margarine or butter
8 medium sized new potatoes, quartered
2 cans French style green beans, drained - regular green beans are fine to use...just not as fancy!
garlic salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375 to 400 - depending on how much of a hurry you are in! I seem to always cook on 425..freaks people out...you just have to watch your dish!
In a 9 x 13 inch Pyrex dish, coated with Pam non-stick cooking spray (or oiled), place chicken in the center. Add to this green beans on one side and potatoes on the other. In a microwave safe bowl, heat margarine
or butter in the microwave until just melted. Add to this Zesty Italian Dressing Mix and blend. Spoon butter and Zesty Italian Dressing Mix over the entire chicken, green bean, and potatoe mixture. Make sure you coat the ingredients evenly. Season with garlic salt and pepper to taste. You can substiture Sea Salt....in an attempt to be healthier. I love Sea Salt...it is my new favorite.
Cover with foil tightly and cook for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes...be careful not to burn yourself with the steam when you take off the foil. Depending on your oven; whether it be a convection oven or not, monitor this dish carefully after the first 45 minutes the first time you make it so that you do not overcook it.
Serve with some Lipton Cold Brew Iced Tea (my new favorite easy tea), French bread or Texas Toast, and a salad...and you have a simple meal anyone can make!