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This is another one pan wonder dish. I love making things for dinner that do not require multiple pans. I hate cleaning up after I have already slaved away cooking. (Okay maybe I don’t exactly slave away, but when I have a huge sink filled with dishes and pots and pans I feel overwhelmed.)
You will need:
potatoes, scrubbed and diced, not peeled
extra virgin olive oil
a few cloves of garlic (I used 4)
salt and pepper to taste
Don’t you love recipes that don’t have exact measurements? I do because it means odds are I can’t mess it up.
The most labor intensive part of this recipe? Washing and trimming the green beans.
You will need a couple of lemons. Scrub the skin well since you are going to slice a lemon or two and lay them on the bottom of your baking pan.
Drizzle some olive oil over the top. A tablespoon or so. Toss the green beans right on top of the lemons.
In a large bowl pour a couple tablespoons of olive oil and the juice of one lemon. Add a few cloves of garlic to the mixture.
Add your potatoes, already scrubbed and diced, and turn them around to coat with the mixture.
Place them in the baking pan on top of the green beans.
Put the pan in the oven at 450 degrees and let it cook for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, toss your chicken in to the mixing bowl and toss it around to coat with the mixture. Let it sit there while the potatoes and green beans cook.
At the 30 minute mark pull the pan out and stick the chicken breasts on top.
Yes, this is an awful photo that does not do the meal justice at all. It looks like one of those photos that belong on the placemat/menu of the Chinese food restaurant.
I like to fillet the breasts so that they are thinner and cook more quickly and evenly, it should take 15 minutes to finish cooking this way. (If you just tossed your breasts, well not yours, the chicken’s, on whole it will take 25-30 minutes, so just fillet them.)
If you discover this in the bottom of your bowl, you should scream and freak out. Possibly even run out of the room pushing small children out of your way to fend for themselves.
When you hear those children laughing behind you, and you realize that it is a plastic toy, you are now not required to share this delicious dinner with them. They can all eat gruel, GRUEL, I say!
Well, except for the cute innocent one who fell asleep on the couch. One minute he was sitting there watching his beloved Ponge Bob Sqwaya Pants, and the next he just fell over asleep. The kind of sleep that is only afforded to small children and college binge drinkers.
I don’t have a photo of the finished dinner because my camera battery died. And my family is so selfish that they didn’t want to wait an hour to eat dinner so that it could charge.
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