Thursday, December 5, 2013

Italian Chicken Potato and Green Bean Bake



I have seen this recipe floating around Pinterest and a few blogs I follow for awhile and only now have gotten around to making it. I literally put this together in 5 minutes and into the oven it went. Ron, Kellen and I absolutely loved this meal. The chicken was so juicy and tender and the potatoes cooked perfectly.  We were both surprised that everything cooked evenly and was done at the same time.  All of the recipes I saw have slightly variations and we made a few of our own. I used 2 packets of Italian seasoning mix (we like a little extra punch) and decreased the amount of butter. The result was great and I can't wait to make this meal again!  Since Kellen goes to bed around 7:30 a quick meal is very appreciated so he is able to eat with us before he tuck in for the night.  

Less thank a week till he turns 1.....eeek! 


Ingredients

3 generous cups red potatoes, quartered
2 cans cut green beans (you could use frozen)
1-1 1/2 lb chicken breasts (4 chicken breasts)
3/4 stick butter, cut into pieces 
2 Italian dressing seasoning/mix packets


Instructions

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. 

Line one side of the pan with green beans. Cut potatoes up. Line opposite side of pan with the potatoes. Line the chicken breasts down the middle of the baking dish. Cut butter up and layer over the green beans, potatoes and chicken. Sprinkle Italian dressing over the entire pan. Cover with foil. Bake 1 hour. 

65 comments:

  1. I found this page on Pinterest and tried it last night. So simple and so tasty! I will definitely be making this again. Thanks for posting it!

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    1. So happy you liked it!! It is one of our favorites too :)

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    2. Boneless, or bone in breast?

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  2. Loved it! Tried it on the recommendation of a friend who found it on Pinterest....YUM. It's a keeper!

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  3. Tried this last week and enjoyed it very much. My husband raved over this all week. So we are having it again tonight!

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    1. Mine did the same when i first made it! yum!

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  4. I make this at least once a week

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  5. I have made this twice already, so good and easy. I made it for myself and it was great for left overs at work the next day! :) -Lisa

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  6. Does it have to be red potatoes?

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  7. I like to use red potatoes for this recipe.

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  8. Can you use a metal nonstick pan?

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  9. Can I use a cup of Italian dressing. Liquid. We cant use butter.

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    1. I think that would work. My co-worker subbed in olive oil and used the seasoning packet and said it turned out great. I would not use a lite or fat free.

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  10. Do you empty the can of green beans?

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  11. Can you use fresh green beans ?

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    1. Absolutely! I would do a quick blanch before baking, but that step could be skipped if you want a little crunch to them.

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  12. boneless breasts or on the bone?

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    1. I use boneless, but bone would work- just adjust cooking time

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  13. Could I substitute pork chops for the chicken? Picky hubs doesn't eat "bird" meat.

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    1. Absolutely! I think pork chops would be delicious.

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  14. Just made this for picky nieces and nephews. They loved it! I used olive oil instead of butter and added carrots. Thanks!!!

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    1. awesome!!! Love the idea to add carrots!

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  15. Do I have to cover with foil? I'm out 😒

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  16. I have not tried it without foil, but I am sure you could. I would just watch to make sure the cooking time is accurate.

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  17. Since I discovered this recipe on Pinterest, I have made it almost every other week. It is always a hit

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    1. I am so happy you found it! It is one of our favorites!

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  18. Do you think I could use asparagus instead of green beans?

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    1. absolutely! I would use raw over canned/frozen

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  19. Do you think I could use asparagus instead of green beans?

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    1. I don't see why you couldn't. I am not sure on that the texture will be like with an hour cook time. Might be a bit mushy.

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  20. Love this dish! I put the dry seasoning mix in salt shaker so I could get an even sprinkle. Worked out wonderfully!

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  21. Could I use drumsticks with this recipe ?

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  22. What would the cooking adjustment time be if I used chicken thighs instead?

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    1. It probably will not need to cook as long. I would make sure my potatoes are on the small side and use a meat thermometer to temp the chicken. Since the thighs are a bit smaller I would check around 40 min for a temp and go from there.

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  24. could I use corn instead of beans? would the time be adjusted?

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    1. You can use corn. I am not sure on cooking time, but I don't think so because the largely is due to the chicken.

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    2. I have used 1 can of green beans and 1 can of corn. Cooked it for the hour and turned out great. I have used the recipe almost every week. My husband always take the left overs to work the next day for lunch. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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  25. Trying this dish out tonight hope its good if so I will be cooking it again.

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  26. Can this be used as a freezer meal?

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    1. I have never tried it as a freezer meal. I think you could, but you will want to adjust cooking times. I think you also will get more liquid in your pan and it will change the texture of your veggies.

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  27. Hi! Does the chicken have to be thawed or can the chicken be frozen?

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    1. I have never tried this with frozen chicken. I think your cook time would be different and it might have a lot of liquid. I would also worry about how evenly the chicken would cook. I don't think it would turn out as well.

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    2. I've used frozen chicken many times and it turned out great. I use frozen tenderloins.

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  28. If I used frozen green beans, would I need to add any extra liquid besides butter

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    1. No. You might have extra liquid because of the frozen veggie.

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    2. Can we use tenderloins. Will that change the cook time.

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    3. The chicken tenderloins are smaller and your cook time will likely be shortened for the chicken. However, the potatoes will likely need to entire time to be tender.

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  29. Making this right now for dinner I added shallots to mine I had one that needed to be used so why not hope it's good

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  30. Making this right now for dinner I added shallots to mine I had one that needed to be used so why not hope it's good

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  31. I stumbled upon this recipe by accident and I am glad I did! Made it for dinner this evening and it was a HUGE hit! Had it put together and in the oven in a matter of minutes. Very easy to make and absolutely delicious! Thank you for posting this recipe. Looks like it will become a mainstay around my house.

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  32. Any low carb options to replace the potatos?

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    1. hmmmm....i have not tried anything different....maybe a different veggie like cauliflower or broccoli?

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    2. I was thinking the same thing..I'm going to try squash..cut up in pieces!

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  33. Do you have to use that seasoning or are you able to put your own kind of seasoning on it ?

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    1. I think you could use something else if you like! I have not tried that, but I am pretty confident there would be no issue.

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