Delicious One Pan Chicken Dinner

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I may have mentioned a time or too that things are busy up in here.  I know I’m not alone in spending my afternoons in the car shuttling one of my kids one way and another somewhere else.   Easy dinners are a must for me these days.  I asked on Facebook what types of recipes people are looking for and overwhelmingly people said simple dinners! I made this One Pan Chicken Dinner the other day for my family and there wasn’t a speck of food left.

One Pan Chicken DInner: Throw everything into one pan and bake- simple dinner that everyone will love! Find out why the vegetables crossed the

I have been making a conscious effort to have dinner on the table every night recently.  Over the holidays and with my Dad passing away, I sort of let our eating out spiral out of control.  You know it’s bad when no food from restaurants sound good.  Ugh!   But like I said, I need easy.  I saw a recipe pinned the other day from Julie’s Eats & Treats (who found it from Team Tristan originally) but didn’t have the ingredients on hand.  I thought I could substitute the ingredients I did have and hope for the best.  Luckily- it turned out! I love when that happens.  Because for reals, that doesn’t always happen.

Delicious One Pot Chicken Dinner
  • 1 lb chicken breasts
  • 4 medium potatoes or 10 red potatoes, cut into quarters
  • 1 pkg frozen vegetables of your choice (I used a mix with corn, carrots, peas, cauliflower)
  • 1 package dry onion soup mix
  • ½ c. butter
  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Line the middle of your pan with chicken breasts.
  3. On one side place quartered potatoes.
  4. On the other side place vegetables.
  5. Slice butter and layer over the chicken, potatoes, and vegetables.
  6. Sprinkle dry onion soup over entire pan.
  7. Cover with tinfoil.
  8. Bake for 1 hour.
I checked on the dish and stirred the vegetables a couple of times throughout the hour.

Very little effort and this came out of the oven:

One Pan Chicken DInner: Throw everything into one pan and bake- simple dinner that everyone will love! from
My family debated on a name for this dish.  And that is why you see the alternate title above “The Vegetables Crossed the Road.” Ha! Josh came up with that one.   I thought it was clever.  So why did the vegetables cross the road?  To get to the other side.  You saw that one coming from a mile away didn’t you?

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  1. Jamee says

    Have you tried to freeze this meal? I would like to make two batches and freeze if possible.

    Please give me any suggestions! :)

  2. says

    I made this last night with a couple of changes – I combined the onion soup mix with 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil instead of using butter. I substituted sweet potatoes for the white potatoes and used a frozen blend of broccoli, cauliflower and carrots. After putting the veggies in with the chicken I drizzled the soup mix over everything and then gave it all a toss to cover. It was delish and will definitely go into my meal planning rotation! Thanks for the idea!

  3. Crystal Nell says

    Yummy! What an easy and delicious meal. My family will love it since it has roasted potatoes. Thanks so much!!

  4. Kari says

    This sounds delicious, but my husband hates the taste of butter. (I love it!) Do you have any ideas of something I could substitute?