The Shady Porch: One Dish Dinner - Chicken, Potatoes & Green Beans

2.15.2013

One Dish Dinner - Chicken, Potatoes & Green Beans

All cooks know the pleasure of the delicious and budget-friendly home-cooked meal, but the lure of take-out with its easy, fast service is hard to pass up sometimes. Here is a recipe that has the best of both - delicious, budget-friendly, easy and fairly fast! It's comfort food in one dish - chicken, potatoes and green beans, flavored with butter and dry Italian Salad Dressing and Recipe mix. It takes just a few minutes of preparation, an hour to bake and voila! ...a hearty, savory dish for the whole family.
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Chicken, Potatoes & Green Beans

 
Ingredients 

Green beans -frozen or canned (I used frozen)
Potatoes, chopped and rinsed* -
Chicken breasts - fresh or thawed
Stick of butter or margarine - melted
2 pkts - Italian Dressing & Recipe mix

The number of chicken breasts depends on the number you are feeding and the size of your casserole dish. I prepared 3 breasts and since I prepared extra green beans (2 pkgs) and potatoes, I used my 11x14 casserole dish rather than a 9x13. 
Placing my chicken breasts down the middle of the greased dish, the chopped potatoes filled one side of the breasts and the beans the other.  I drizzled the melted butter over the chicken, beans and potatoes; then sprinkled the Dressing/Recipe mix packet over the contents of the dish. too.  
Cover the casserole dish with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.  I always recommend that you temperature probe the chicken and fork test the potatoes for doneness.

Note: Originally, I prepared this with only one packet of the Italian Dressing & Recipe mix. Although, the outcome was really good, we decided we wanted more seasoning, so now we opt for two packets.

* Any variety of potato will work in this dish; I used regular russet potatoes. I don't peel my potatoes since that is where the nutrients are, but it's cook's choice how you prepare yours.


In the future, I plan to substitute other vegetables, like broccoli and cauliflower for the green beans. 

The original recipe was found on Pinterest and (I believe) the source was




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