It’s summer. It’s hot. And if you’re like me, you’re looking for meals that are easy to make, tasty, sure to please your family and aren’t budget busters. One of our favorites is made with Campbell’s Oven Classic Roasted Chicken cooking sauce, which I pick up in a grocery store or Walmart.
While the recipe calls for either boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, breasts rule in our house. I seem to be the only one who likes both white and dark meat chicken. And I can usually find chicken breasts for $1.69 – $1.99 a pound at Price Chopper, Aldi’s or Walmart.
I also make the meal the night before, so I don’t light the oven during the hottest part of the day. And we usually end up with leftovers, so that takes care of a second meal later in the week.
When I use potatoes, I scrub them and cut them into pieces so they can be baked with the skin on for added fiber. When I make the dish with sweet potatoes, I peel them. I make sure to cut the peeled carrots into one-inch pieces to ensure they cook evenly. If your family isn’t carrot fans, substitute their favorite frozen vegetables. Sometimes I include fresh broccoli crowns or fresh green beans. I like to change things up to keep recipes and dishes from becoming boring.
Though this can be served on its own, since the dish includes protein, starch and vegetables, we enjoy it with a side of brown rice.
1 ½ pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves or thighs
2 cups potato or peeled sweet potatoes and cut into 1-inch pieces
2 cups carrot peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 pouch (12 ounces) Campbell’s® Classic Roasted Chicken
1 – Set the oven to 400°F.
2 – Place the chicken into a 13x9x2-inch baking dish. Arrange the potatoes and carrots around the chicken. Spread the sauce over the chicken and vegetables.
3 – Roast for 45 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender. Let stand for 5 minutes. Stir the vegetables and sauce.
Here’s the link to the Campbell’s recipe.
Have you tried cooking sauces to make meal preparation easier?
Which ones are your favorites?
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