Monday, December 28, 2015

One Pan-One Pot- One Dish Wonders

Keep It Simple
This week's postings include delicious one pot, one pan or one dish wonders for convenient cooking with holiday guests.
 One Pan Honey Balsamic Chicken
Cook's notes:This dish is so easy cooked on a baking sheet. Advance prep marinating chicken ahead for 2 hours and up to 24 hours.  
Recipe adapted from three sources BHG, Cooking Classy and Damn Delicious and serves four.
  • 10 baby red potatoes, halved 
  • 2 TB. olive oil 
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed or 1 pound green beans
  • 1-1/2 cups matchstick carrots or thinly sliced baby carrots
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 2 TB. chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (more or less to taste)
  • 4 TB. good quality balsamic vinegar, divided 
  • 3 TB. honey, divided
  • 1 TB. Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. dried basil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp. flour
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together 3 TB. balsamic vinegar, 2 TB. honey, Dijon, garlic, oregano and basil; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • In a gallon size Ziploc bag or large bowl, combine balsamic vinegar mixture and chicken; marinate for at least 2 hours or overnight, turning the bag occasionally. Drain the chicken from the marinade. Reserve the marinade.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  • Place potatoes and carrots in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Arrange chicken around potatoes and carrots. 
  • Place in oven and roast until the chicken is completely cooked through, reaching an internal temperature of 165 degrees about 25-30 minutes. Turn chicken over once during baking time.
  • While chicken is cooking to a saucepan add reserved marinade, 1 TB. balsamic vinegar, 1 TB. honey and 1 tsp. flour. Thicken slightly and brush on chicken once or twice during cooking time.  The last 10 minutes of cooking time add in asparagus or green beans and tomatoes. Drizzle with a little olive oil. 

    • Serve immediately, garnish with parsley, if desired

    A fun family activity. It's not too late to make New Year Wishing Wands.
    Love this idea for kids New Years' Eve wishing wands - great way to make resolutions too.:

    Step by step directions for children to make wands- a fun family activity

    Next Posting:Tomato Basil Pasta with Shrimp

    1 comment:

    1. LOVE the New Years Wishing Wands! I know what we are going to do today!