Hey guys! So I made a “one pan” ranch chicken and veggie dinner and let me tell you, it was delicious! I got the recipe from Pinterest, but it’s actually from DamnDelicious.net! It’s a yummy, healthy dinner, that also can work with a picky eaters diet!
So as far as the actual recipe itself, I did a little tweaking. The original calls for chicken thighs, however I don’t like bone in meat, so I substituted chicken breast. I also threw in a few extra herbs and spices because that’s just how I roll. Also, unless you don’t care about how evenly the seasonings and whatnot spread, this isn’t 100% a one pan dinner. I used 3 dishes total to help mix everything, one for the chicken and seasonings, one for the veggies and seasonings, and then the final cookie sheet to bake everything. Also, if you follow the recipe and cook the chicken at the same time as the vegetables for the full time, the chicken get EXTREMELY dry. Like a desert. I would recommend cooking the chicken either separately, or adding it to the pan later on in the cooking time, closer to the 25-30 minute mark. The veggies baked perfectly and were tender yet moist, and they were also extremely flavorful.
Overall, I think this is a perfect dinner idea for your picky eater! As a picky eater, I was hesitant to try this because of the fact that there was ranch. I HATE ranch dressing. With a passion, if you will. I didn’t think this would taste that good because of the ranch dressing seasoning going on top, however, it gave the dish this extra tang that was an amazing flavor profile twinge. I think this recipe can cater to a lot of picky eaters because of the fact that it’s not the scary vegetables, such as zucchini or broccoli (Okay, carrots were a little worrisome for me at a point I’ll admit, but they don’t taste weird at all!). This is definitely a recipe worth putting in the keeper pile. I know I am!