Friday, November 14

One Pot Spanish Chicken & Potatoes over Rice

I have always thought that milk and cookies go together. Macaroni & cheese goes well with hot dogs or sausages of any kind. Peanut butter isn't the same without jelly. And in this dish chicken and potatoes over rice definitely are a match in food heaven. Seems like a mismatch having two starches but this food.... it works. Comfort food people. Delicious comfort food. 

Having a new baby in the house while cooking and blogging has made me a desperately creative person. Usually that means I am not doing any extensive cooking unless my hubby is home to help. Last night I tried it on my own and it was um interesting. Did some juggling with the camera and the baby. Did some running back and forth between the stove and the pack and play. This dinner, though, this one pot, chicken & potatoes wonder, totally is worth all the effort. So if I can do it with a two month old - you totally got this! A one pot recipe made for ideally easy cleanup too.

So not only does this dinner taste fabulous, there is so much fall veg going on here that you can feel like a super hero serving this to your family. Eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, potatoes.... come on. Heat your stomach up with this flavorful homemade from scratch sauce, only use one or two pans (if you make it with rice), and have dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes. 

Click here Pinch of Yum to go the recipe. Love this blog. The only changes I made were using a can of diced fire roasted tomatoes instead of whole tomatoes, using 1/2 tsp of cumin and 1/2 tsp of onion powder instead of all purpose seasoning, and using two potatoes instead of one. Because the second potato was crowding the pan I browned them first, put them to the side on a plate, then browned the chicken, then added the sauce in. Next time, I will add in a pinch of smoked paprika, and another can of tomatoes to stretch the meal farther. 

I served mine with white rice cooked with some chicken broth and salt. Was amazing. Can't wait to make it again - hopefully next time without the mini marathon & diaper change. It served 4. Took approx 20-25 minutes - could've been done in 18-20 minutes if I had been able to stay in the kitchen. 

Perfect fall food. 

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