One Pan Chicken, Carrots, and Red Potatoes
Yes, you heard me correctly: ONE pan! Yes, yes I do know how wonderful one pan is. One pan to clean, and I can toss all of this into the oven and walk away, yes, walk away!
I was once told that if i simplified my life, my heart would be more at peace. Now, granted this was a psychic at a girlfriend’s birthday party, but he literally spoke to my SOUL. I did this in my daily life, but when I began to do this in my cooking life… my heart did in fact seem to become a little more at peace. Maybe it was the fact I didn’t have the normal “Holy shit, I have twelve pans to clean after dinner!” where I literally just. kept. eating. I don’t have to face the dishes if dinner is never over, right? Or, if it was because I had more time in my evening, I will take all of the above.
People will say to me all the time, “I just can’t cook!” This is horse hockey! Everyone can cook, now not everyone is a chef, but we are not here to be chefs, we are here to make simple, delicious, health inspired, yummy food! Let’s go!
- 4 chicken breasts
- 3 medium red potatoes, cubed
- 4 large carrots, halved
- Olive oil (or coconut oil)
- 1 lemon, or lemon juice
- Rosemary and lemon pepper, optional
- Salt and pepper
- Preheat Oven to 400 degrees and grease your pan, cookie sheet, or baking dish.
- Wash the chicken breasts and set them into the baking dish. Wash the potatoes (unless you’re into dirty potatoes, not judging). Cut them into smaller pieces to your liking then set in the baking dish. Halve the carrots down the middle after washing them and add them to the dish.
- marriage proposal from how tender and juicy the chicken will be). Pour a tiny amount of olive oil into the slits you just made, about a half teaspoon each. This will take your chicken game to the next level!
- Take your lemon and sprinkle the lemon juice all over the entire contents of your creation.
- Coat the carrots and potatoes in the olive oil (of course, use coconut oil if you’re feeling festive).
- Sprinkle salt salt and pepper. I also will use lemon pepper on this dish, so if you’re really feeling festive and want to wow your eaters: use lemon pepper. You can add a little rosemary as well if you like.
- Place into oven for about 30 to 35 minutes. I am obsessive about chicken being “done” so I typically cut open one of the breasts and see if it is fully cooked!
Thank me later for the extra 30 minutes you’ve got to take a load off!