Tuesday, April 21, 2009

One Pot Chicken Dinner

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Yield: 6 servings

2 1/2 pounds bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed
3-4 medium to large potatoes, scrubbed and sliced into chunks
10-12 Campari tomatoes, sliced in half
2 Tbsp water
2-3 Tsp olive oil
1/2 cup prepared pesto
salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients in a large roasting pan. Roast, uncovered, at 425 for 45 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and potatoes are tender.

Tips and Tricks
Try using whole new potatoes in place of sliced potatoes, or a whole pint of whole grape tomatoes in place of the larger tomatoes. Buy chicken with skin already removed to save time. I used Sun of Italy pesto.
Make It Healthier
Use red potatoes and leave the skin on. The skin of a potato is high in potassium, and the red potato has a thinner, and more palatable, skin. Omit salt. This recipe could also be made with white meat chicken, but you might need to add more water or oil to make up for the moisture difference.
How Kids Can Help
Mix ingredients in pan.
Recipe Source
adapted from Prevention.com