Clean Plates for a “Mommy Win”

In my search for different yet quick meals to serve my family, Pintrest has become my “Go To”.  However, Pintrest excelled on the meal suggestion for last night.  My daughter named this meal her 2nd favorite…1.  Jambalaya  2.  Spanakorizo & Greek Chicken 1 Pan Dish  3.  Mexican.  Someone write this down in history!  I have successfully beaten Mexican cuisine in her book!

The main course came from tasteandsee.com.  It is called Greek Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner with Green Beans and Feta, and it typically serves 6.  However, I used 2 packs of chicken strips, so I altered the recipe amounts.  This is the recipe as written by #tasteandsee

2 lb chicken breasts

1 lb baby yellow Dutch potatoes.  My recommendation is to dice them fairly small so they will cook quicker.

8 cloves garlic

1 lb fresh green beans with snapped ends.  I used a pack of frozen French green beans.

2 1/2 lemons.  I only used 2 lemons.  One for the chicken & one for the veggies.  I did not use any lemon zest or the lemons after they were juiced.

1 large onion, quartered & separated

2 Tbsp. fresh oregano

2 Tbsp. fresh parsley

1 15 ounce can plain petite diced tomatoes, undrained

1 tsp. Smoked Paprika

1 tsp. Salt

1 tsp. black pepper

4 oz. Feta Cheese

12 Kalamata Pitted Olives (or black olives if you can’t find kalamata)

Preheat oven 450

Cut chicken into strips (I diced mine so it would cook quicker) evenly

Add 1 juiced lemon, garlic (I used garlic powder to save time), 1 tsp. salt & pepper, paprika, 2 Tbsp. olive oil to chicken.  Let this sit together while you prep the veggies.

Rinse the green beans if they are fresh.  Add them to a sprayed pan along with the onion, potatoes and tomatoes.  Add 1 juiced lemon, oregano, parsley, 1 tsp. salt & pepper, 2 Tbsp. olive oil.

Add the chicken, spreading it out evenly over the top.  It is optional to add lemon zest or space out the quartered already juiced lemons, but I did not.  Add 4 garlic cloves & 1 dozen Kalamata olives.

Roast on 450 for 20 minutes or until chicken (165 degrees) & potatoes are fully cooked.  Add feta cheese.  Cook for 5 more minutes.

Garnish with chopped parsley & bacon bits.

If you wish to cook your potatoes separately, you may want to try this recipe for Greek Roasted Potatoes that serves 4-6 people.

1/2 tsp. dried basil

4 cloves minced garlic

1 Tbsp. dried oregano

2 lbs. Yukon gold potatoes, wedged

1/3 cup lemon juice

2 Tbsp. French’s Mustard

sprinkle with salt & black pepper

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil.

Spray a baking pan.  Fully coat veggies in mixture.  Place evenly in the pan.  Preheat oven 400.  Top pan with aluminum foil.

Bake 50 minutes.  Remove foil.  Bake 10 minutes or until golden brown.

 

Spanakorizo (Greek Rice)  #afamilyfeast recipe with my modifications

2 tbsp. olive oil

1 small finely chopped onion

1 tbsp. garlic minced

1/2 lemon juiced

1/2 tsp. ground cumin

1/2 lb. baby spinach

1 cup basmati rice (I used brown rice)

1 box chicken broth

4 Tbsp. fresh dill, chopped & divided

1/2 tsp. salt

a pinch black pepper

Salt to taste

I fried my rice first in a little olive oil.  Then I slowly added chicken broth to it until it was fully cooked.  I added my spinach & other ingredients so they all cooked together.

 

Hope you enjoy!

 

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