Thursday, September 17, 2009

Show Us Your Life - Dinner Recipes

(I'm sorry if I messed anyone up - I had to move the schedule out a week because of my vacation last week - I've updated the schedule here)


I'm excited about this blog tour because I am in a DINNER rut. I haven't updated my recipe blog in ages because for the last couple of months I have basically rotated about 3-4 things every night for dinner. It's pitiful. So I can't wait to get ideas.


This is our dinner at least two nights a week. It's easy and fairly healthy.

6 tablespoons olive oil
2 lemons, 1 thinly sliced, 1 juiced
4 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
3/4 lb green beans
8 small red potatoes, quartered
4 chicken breasts

Preheat oven to 450. Coat a large baking dish with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Arrange lemon slices from 1 lemon in a single layer on the bottom of the dish. In large bowl combine remaining olive oil, lemon juice of 2nd lemon, garlic, salt and pepper. Add green beans and toss to coat. Using tongs, remove green beans and arrange them on top of lemon slices. Add potatoes to same olive oil mixture and coat. Arrange on inside edge of dish on top of the beans. (I think it’s so pretty!) I also add a lemon pepper mixture on top of everything. It adds a lot of flavor.Place chicken in olive oil mixture and coat. Place chicken in dish. Roast for 40-50 minutes. Remove chicken and continue roasting potatoes/beans if necessary.

I use canned cut green beans because I love canned beans. Put I'm sure fresh or frozen would be just as good!





64 comments:

Leslie @ Lamberts Lately said...
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Heather said...

Kelly this looks delish!! I love meals where you only have to use one pot or pan!! These are all things that we love too!! Yummy!

Embellished Bayou said...

Oh, no! I thought this week was dessert recipes & I just did a whole long dessert post. Oh, well I guess I'll save it for next week instead! I'm off to whip something up for the dinner post!

Tina said...

This looks yummy!! Let me tell you though girl, I think you have people all over the country on Thursday nights just waiting for you to put this linky up!!! HA! I looked just a moment ago and it was not posted yet, then come right back and I am already at number 15!!! Everybody just LOVES this blog party, keep up the good work!!

Heather said...
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Aura said...

I make something similar to this, except I throw in apple slices. Try it, sometime! It adds a really sweet twist to it.

Pink Slippers said...

You even presented it pretty. Looks yummy.
Wendy
Mommy to 7. 9 and under.

Pixel Perfect said...

Ok, that looks really good! I'm going to have to make that next week!

Katie Bug said...

That looks very yummy! Hmm, I don't think I even have one picture of any meals I make.

Paige said...

Kelly- I got this recipe off your recipe blog a couple of weeks ago and made it for my family. It was so good and they all loved it!

Heather said...

I am TOTALLY in a dinner rut so I can't wait for all these recipes!! I am definitely going to try yours...good and easy!! :)
Prayed for you and Harper today, so glad things went well!

Traci said...

So glad you did this one- cooking is my thing- seriously- every Sunday I do Sunday Supper- check them out - if you go to the blog just click on Cooking Momsense and there are all kinds of recipes- working on a cookbook as we speak! Thanks- I can't wait to try some of the recipes I've seen so far tonight!

Puttin' On The GRITS said...

I think I'm going to try this and add a piece of bacon wrapped around each breast. Yum!

The Major's Wife said...

Are the chicken breasts boneless skinless or on the bone. It seems like 40-50 mind would be a long time for boneless? Just wondering cause I want to make it, looks yum!!!

KK said...

Yum! I don't cook, but I bet I could do that.

Lynn said...

Sorry...I don't do recipes. Just kinda throw things together...but wanted to stop by and let you know I'm still praying for your family!
Psalms 116:6-9 The LORD preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me. Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee. For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling. I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living.
Prayer Bears
My email address

Kelli said...

Hi Kelly,
I am one of your lurker readers, I messaged you the other day about Adrienne. This is a HUGE favorite meal for us, my husband requests it almost weekly. Enjoy!


Chipotle Lime Chicken Enchiladas

2 - 8 ounce boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch pieces


1 - medium vidalia onion, chopped into 1/4 in pieces

1 - 4 ounce can fire roasted diced green chiles

1 - 7 ounce can Chipotle Salsa (San Marcos brand from Whole Foods is the best I have found)

3-1/2 ounces lime juice (fill chipotle salsa can half way to get all of the salsa out)

1 - 14 ounce can Green Chile Enchilada Sauce (Hatch brand with roasted garlic is my preferred brand, also from Whole Foods)

1 - tsp minced fresh garlic

1/2 Tsp salt

1 - 10 pack flour tortillas

1 - 16 ounce package Mexican blend shredded cheese

Sour cream optional when serving


In plastic container with lid, combine can of chipotle salsa and lime juice; set aside. Cut chicken into 1 inch pieces and put into marinade. cover the chicken and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to 1 hour; in the mean time, Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees, chop the onion and open can of green chiles and add into skillet set at meduim-high heat, add the chicken and marinade. Cook until the chicken is done throughout, there should be a lot of liquid in the pan. Heat tortillas in the microwave to make rolling easier. Spray a 13x9x2 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Place tortilla in the dish and use a slotted spoon to add chicken mixture. Roll tortilla leaving the ends open. continue until all ingredients are gone. top the tortillas with the can of Green chile enchilada sauce and shredded cheese, spread evenly over the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden and bubbly on top. I like to serve with a dollop of sour cream on top of the enchiladas and a side dish of Spanish rice.

harmonysong said...

OH DARN! If I remember the rules correctly I was supposed to just link to my post and not my whole blog!! SORRY!! I can't delete my entry, otherwise I would fix it! :( This is my first time doing "show us your life"
Mine is the avocado pizza, btw

Cathy said...

So is this where I raise my hand and say, "Hi, my name is Cathy and I'm in a dinner rut too."

Cause I totally am. In fact, I just recently invited my friend over and told her to bring her recipe box so I could steal some inspiration.

Your recipe looks delicious! This will definitely be breaking up my rut.:)

2 little Boys said...

I guess the Show Us Your Life schedule is off by a week because of the vacation ;-) I posted mine last week but I linked it up today. I guess you saved my diet for another week from making the dessert post LOL. Can't wait to see all the dinner ideas I get from today though.

God Bless
Daily laying it at the Master's feet!
Laura Ann

Tickled Pink Talk said...

I'm right after Cathy with the "hi, my name is Gabi, and I'm in a dinner rut"
Seriously, I was searching for inspiration just last night, so this will be great! Thanks Kelly!

Gabi

ABandCsMom said...

Oops...forgot for a minute what I was doing while joining in on the fun. #99 was me....Sorry. That'll teach me from doing more than one thing while working on the computer!
Can you remove #99? Go ahead if you can. Sorry once again. Next time I'll be more focused with that task at hand ;o)

Tara G. said...

Kelly, this looks great and even better for us- it looks gluten free!

The Higginbotham's Blog said...
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The Higginbotham's Blog said...

Kelly,
I am so looking forward to trying this recipe!! We are in a huge dinner rut, and I think our taste buds are about to die of boredom!

Rikki said...

Sitting this one out....I DON'T COOK!!! That would be my husband (he's fabulous at it) and he doesn't use recipes....

Joanna said...

Sorry I posted so many recipes...I host every Thursday "What's For Dinner Thursday!" and share a recipe that I have made that week and have Mr. Linky up as well. I'd love if you'd stop by on Thursdays there is always a new recipe. I also host every Tuesday "52 Cookies in a Year" where each week we bake a new batch of cookies! Mr. Linky is also available.

Now off to see all these recipes that are linked up!

Jennie said...

I love that you are still using this recipe! I never think to make it for some reason, but I love it every time I do remember.

Gabriella said...

Just a question - where did the link to "Gracyn" go? It use to be on the prayer list on the sidebar....thnks..

michele said...

I'm so excited about this post. I've gotten several recipes from your recipe blog, and they were all very tasty. My faves are your bacon wrapped green beans and the stuffing chicken. YUM! My husband was very thankful I found that blog because we were in quite the rut at dinner time too.

Steph said...

Thanks for this post! I am in such a rut myself!

Happy Friday!

I'm glad Harper did so well yesterday. :)

Firefly Hill said...

This sounds so good...thanks for sharing it! I going to try it.

annie

Tammy518 said...

Your recipe sounds wonderful! I posted a link to a recipe I posted on my blog about a month ago. It's crockpot round steak and was so easy and so good.

By the way, I make your swiss stuffing chicken all the time!

Audrea said...

I have tried this recipe of yours and it is wonderful--my whole family loved. I am in a dinner rut too--I cook the same things over and over. I need some easy and delicious recipes. Have a great weekend! So glad everything went great with Harper!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

YUM!!! I'll be busy checking out recipes today!

Rachel H. said...

This looks so good and so awesome that I know have so many awesome dinner recipes to try!!

Gayle @ thewestiecrew said...

Oh this thread THRILLS me! I've been in a cooking rut for awhile myself.

sclangs said...

This looks YUMMY!!! I think I see this recipe being used in the NEAR future at our house! We're in a rut here too. Plenty of pizza, chicken nuggets, lasagna going around. Looking forward to checking out everyone elses recipes too!!

Jennifer said...

I found this recipe on your recipe blog at the beginning of the year and we eat it all the time! I even have made it for a family when they had a new baby. We love it!

Also, Brody is sitting in my lap and I showed him the pictures of Harper from yesterday's post and he smiled and clapped! She really made an impression on him!:)

Thena said...

Two of my favorite things in a recipe, delicious and easy. Can't wait to try it.

blg67 said...

I am so excited to get a bunch of new recipes!! I've been in a rut as well! I've used several of your recipes before and they have all been very yummy! Thanks for doing this!
Laura

Nina said...

Oh yummo Kelly! I am going to try this definitely next week for dinner. It's hard for me because it is just me for dinner, but I still cook a meal Ha! I haven't been able to post on the Friday "Show us.." blogs because I didn't really have much to say, but I am all over those one!!! Ha!. Also, pop over to my blog because it is all about food. :)

Melissa Miller said...

Kelly I've been eating really healthy this past week and this recipe would work for me.
Thanks for sharing it.

Come by my blog and read about the big scare about my blood pressure I just had. It applies to everyone for sure.

~Blessings my friend, ~Melissa :)

Lana said...

This recipe looks so yummy and easy to follow! I will definately be trying it!

Three Against One said...

Hi Kelly,

I read your blog all the time but have never commented before. I love seeing pictures of Harper as she is adorable. I have two little girls myself ages 2 & 4 and when I see how you blog monthly about what Harper is doing it makes me wish I would have started my blog sooner and done the same.

If you ever need an idea for dinner feel free to hop over to my blog as every Tuesday I post "Tuesday Tasties". My recipes range from appetzers to main meals to desserts.

ButterYum said...

Oh Kelly - we all go through cooking dry spells. check out my blog.. I have lots of wonderful recipes, complete with pictorial tutorials.

Allyson said...

Can I just say that I LOVE canned green beans too! I love them so much that I can eat them right out of the can!

Kate Starr said...

I have SOOO been looking forward to this edition of Show Us Your Life... can't wait to stock up on some fab recipes! Thanks Kelly, you're a doll!

Isn't our God good? All these women sharing together! Love it!

Carrie said...

YEAH!!! I so needed all these recipes. A big thanks to everyone who is participating.

Mary Michal said...

That looks yummy! And I think its simple enough that I could make it without messing it up!

oliviasmommy07 said...

MAJOR MAJOR dinner rut here!! I am soo excited to see all the recipes. I got 4 last night when there was only about 30 linked up. I went to the store and got stuff for all 4 and NO ingredients for my regular meals. I am SOOO excited to try out some new stuff!! Thanks so much for doing this Kelly!! So glad Harper's surgery went so well!! I get to have surgery next week~having my gallbladder out~FUN!

Kara said...

Hi. I am wondering about this recipe. Do you peel the lemon when you make it? I have made it once with lemon (not peeled, just sliced) and once with NO lemon. We couldn't even eat it the time I made it with the lemon, but without it, it was perfect! I used lemon pepper both times. Am I missing something?

KingstonsQueen said...

Just made this for dinner tonight. It was awesome. I was getting so tired of my stand-by chicken recipes. Thanks for a great meal!

Frugal Jen said...

This is exactly what I needed! I am also in the cooking rut. Now I have lots of new recipes to try.

I still enjoy reading your blog and keeping up with Harper. Thanks for sharing with all of us out here in the blog world.

♥Kristie Lynn♥ said...

I asked my five kids if they would like this, and they all said yes!! (That never happens!!) I have a question though, because even though I have a lot of kids and should be a good cook by now, I am not. Do you thaw the chicken first, or is the 50 minutes of cooking time when it is frozen? Thanks!! =)

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

Yummy..yummy..yummy! I am so excited to go through these and get some new ideas

Jennifer said...

This looks so good! Thank you!

Have you heard of the crock pot 365 website? I'm so anxious to find lots of recipes from there that I can use. I'm on a mission to try to save our electric bill......we just got our third increase in rates since January! Ugh! Anyway, I read that the stove is the number 2 use of electric in the house, so I'm thinking grilling and crock pots for one month!

Anyhoo, did you get a link to the house series that you did?? I can't find the one for children's bedrooms and I'm starting to think about redoing Shelby's room.

Thanks!

Kara said...

Kelly,
Thanks for sharing this - I love new recipes! I actually started a recipe blog and there are some easy (and yummy) recipes on there. Most of them aren't as healthy as yours, though - ha!
whatkarascookin.blogspot.com

Sara said...

Cooked this last night!! My hubby loved it!! YUM! We have been in a food rut too so this was a great change... I got so tickled because hubby said I was cooking a "gourmet meal!!" Little did he know...

owensruth said...

I love reading your blog Kelly.
I have yet to get into more than reading them.

Ravioli Casserole

2 cans ravioli
1 lb ground beef
1 pkg shredded Italian cheese

cook the ground beef and drain. in a baking dish layer the ground ravioli, beef, and cheese. cover with foil and back at 350° until the cheese is melted.

Marie said...

We tried your chicken dish tonight! It was good. Thanks for sharing and helping me find some new go to menu items.

CourtneyC said...

I made this for dinner the other night. I is a new favorite!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Marie said...

Your recipe is great! I tweeked it a bit for us. I leave out the second lemon that is sliced. We thought it made the recipe too lemony and instead of lemon pepper on top of everything, I use greek seasoning. I have linked to this recipe in my new chicken salad recipe post because the leftover chicken is great in chicken salad. It's on my "thoughts" blog if you want to check it out.

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

Oohhhh! I am so, so excited about these! I am in a major dinner rut and need serious intervention ideas. Yea!