Every time I try a new recipe now, Daddy-O checks to see if it's one he can make when I go away again. Well, I have no plans for another long-term absence, but I guess you never know. Anyway, this easy dinner is one he liked and he was sure it's within his cooking range.
It's a good basic meal—everything in one dish. Takes just a few minutes to get it ready for the oven and then for an hour, you can do something else. If you take meals to friends and neighbors when they need one, I think this is would be one worth consideration. Nearly everyone likes chicken, beans and potatoes.
ONE-DISH CHICKEN DINNER
3 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in half
2 (15-oz) cans French-style green beans, drained
red potatoes, scrubbed and quartered
1 packet zesty Italian dressing mix
1/2 stick butter, melted (the recipe actually called for 1 whole stick)
Arrange chicken in a long row down the center of a 9x13-inch dish. Arrange beans on one side of chicken and potatoes on the other. Sprinkle dry dressing mix over the top of all. Drizzle with melted butter. Cover dish with foil. Bake at 350 degrees (preheated) for 1 hour.
I forgot to add the butter (oops) because I read the recipe in the morning and didn't look at it again when it was time to cook supper. I forgot about the butter. It was good without the butter. It just might be a little better with the butter. It's your call.