Now that I’m paying my own credit card bill and rent (aka pretending to be a real adult), I’ve become a huge fan of recipes that are simple to cook and are cheap on a budget. So when I was writing up my grocery list the other week, I remembered this one chicken dish that my mom used to make when I was little and was my absolute favorite. I quickly texted her for the recipe and ended up making it just the next day.
This one pan chicken & veggies recipe is so easy to make, and I usually throw everything together on Sunday afternoons so that I have leftovers to take to work for lunch for the rest of the week. Honestly, the hardest part of this dish is cutting up the onions because my eyes get so sensitive! And also because I’m useless with knives and always just missing nicking myself on the blades… Which is really killing my dream of being on Chopped one day haha! Plus I’ve got to work on my plating; this may not be the prettiest recipe but it’s absolutely delicious!
While the dry onion soup mix might seem like an odd choice, it really gives the dish a richer flavor (which makes me feel much more gourmet than I actually am). Plus it cuts down the number of ingredients you need, although you could definitely add more vegetables if you want. I feel like corn or green beans would be great additions!
1 lb chicken breasts (I cut mine up into bite-sized pieces)
1/2 yellow onion, chopped finely
2 cloves of garlic
4 large carrots, sliced
4-5 baby yellow dutch potatoes, diced
1/4 cup light olive oil
1 packet of Lipton Dry Onion Soup mix
Preheat oven to 450 degrees and chop up vegetables.
Add all ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix together until ingredients are totally covered by olive oil and the dry mix.
Place ingredients into a baking pan and cook for 40-45 minutes (depending on your oven).
Take out of the oven and let cool before serving.
And that’s it! So simple and delicious!
What’s your favorite go-to simple recipe? I’m also a big fan of chicken & pepper fajitas!