Friday, June 19, 2009

Garden Recipe: Chicken Delight

Maybe you're not into sewing... so here's a post if you're into eating.

I hope you all are overflowing with squash and zucchini, if you're not, pick some up because this is a delightful and easy recipe!

This is what you'll need {+ chicken breasts}:

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Cut up squash and zucchini. Season chicken breasts with Jane's Krazy and place each chicken breast on a large square of aluminum foil {one breast per square} and place sliced squash and zucchini over top. Also, I think cherry tomatoes would also be delicious cut up and put on top with those squash and zucchini.

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Then douse it with some store bought marinara {or make your own if you have time}.

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Then comes the good stuff: mozzerella & parmesan.

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Wrap it up in the foil and be sure to seal any cracks. But try to avoid wrapping it too tight, you'll want to leave a little space between the cheese and the foil because you will be really sad if you have to scrape all your cheese off your foil.

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Bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes.

While I prepared it this is what was going on beneath my feet.

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Hopefully this won't happen while you make yours.

I cleaned up his mess and while it baked he made his way to see his sisters {who were working on a giant mess of their own}.

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He wanted to pull up a chair so bad he could hardly stand it. And I could hardly stand it myself.

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He tried so hard to reach the paint.

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But thankfully {for my sake} he couldn't.

Then dinner was ready.

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And we all inhaled it.

If you're classy you'll probably want to remove the chicken and all it's goodies from the foil. But if you're feeding a pack of wolves they won't mind eating off the foil.

Enjoy!

57 comments:

Kendall Boggs said...

oh yummy! That little boy of yours is the cutest thing I've ever seen! I want him to marry Evelyn one day! :) Oh, love the dresses too! If you're ever in the Smock Shoppe, my mom Pat works there! She would love to meet you if you haven't already. She's heard all about you!!!

Megan said...

That looks so good and SO easy! Can't wait to try it out!

Kellie said...

Awesome - what a tasty way to get in good veggies - Do you know how many times my kitchen looks EXACTLY like that - combine all the zip lock bags with the cabinet that holds all the bottles, sippy cups and child plates - zip lock bags are fun to play with - I learned early on with Wilson to put the aluminum foil up HIGH HIGH - it's hard to get it back rolled up plus it has a super sharp edge!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Keri said...

Yum that sounds good! I will definitely be trying this!

Keri said...

Darby, I also wanted to let you know that I am expecting our first child at the end of July and your blog really makes me even more excited that I get to be a mom! Thanks!

The Scotts said...

Yummy idea...... I love me some easy clean-up too!!!!

Anonymous said...

scrumptious! my mouth is watering. thanks for the recipe!

Ford Family said...

that looks yummmo!

Ivy said...

This looks so yummy! I can't wait to try it:)

Kathy said...

Now I know what we are going to have for dinner tonight! Thanks for sharing.

E @ Oh! Apostrophe said...

Hi Darby!
I've been enjoying your blog for a long time but I think this might be the first time I've commented! It's just gotten too ridiculous, and so I have to tell you... you have GOT to stop posting pictures of your adorable children. It's too much for me! My husband and I are trying to wait at least a year until we start trying for children, and visiting your blog makes it way too hard! I don't know if I've ever seen more adorable kiddos. (But seriously, keep up the good work :) )
Emily

Rachel said...

Oh YUM!! When I hit the lotto (even though I don't play), you're going to be my chef!!

And dear, sweet JM. He's a beautiful handful. I can't get enough of that boy!

bagfashionista said...

your babies are beautiful!!! i have a 6 month old who's trying to hard to crawl, and seeing these pics of your baby boy makes my heart melt

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Well, it's a good thing I love food and sewing. :) What a delicious recipe. I want to try it soon, but will have to do the husband's without cheese. :(

I love those little chubby toddler legs!!! My 17 month old has little stick legs. ;)

Becky said...

SAAAHH-LUURRPP!! i was so confused by words like placket (which i fear i totally just misspelled) i didn't know which way was up. now this, i can and will do!!

and as always, i'd slurp "them thar chirrun" too! happy weekend! we are having a girly party and wish we lived close enough to invite yall. only 11 more for JM!!

The Rauths said...

i love the photo of jm with on his tippie toes!

i made this exact thing a few weeks back (took the hard route and used homemade marinara and used a different chicken seasoning) to take to the hollywood bowl with us. it was delicious -- and i did add sweet grape tomatoes. i served with some sliced bread and everyone had their meal in a foil bowl. delicious!

looking at your photos got me thinking though...how great would this be for camping? add some thick potato slices at the bottom and wrap it all up...toss it on the fire and you are good to go!

Tiffany said...

This looks so good! Can't wait to try it! Your kiddos are precious as always!

julie y. said...

yummmmO!! Wish I was at your house last night for dinner!!

Amy Kennedy said...

Yummy! This looks so good and easy too. I think we'll have it one night next week for supper-thanks for the idea!!

Kara said...

Darby-
EVERY.SINGLE.ONE. of your recipes are SO easy, SO good I can hardly stand it. You need to seriously consider writing a book on homemaking of sorts - crafts, recipes, sewing etc. I'm serious. I would totally buy it.
I'm making this this week. Can't wait.
xx
Kara

The White House said...

Wonderful... we have tons of squash and tomatoes coming out the the garden, will try this tomorrow.

The Harris Family said...

Awesome! I love your recipes! I'd buy your book! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Is is bad to say I'm in love with your sweet baby boy? He makes my heart MELT!!!!!

Dona said...

Looks delightful! We can't wait to try it!!! I'll bring you some bricks to put on John Martin's head. I didn't work on slowing my children down, but maybe we can stop him!

Dona said...

Change that I didn't work on slowing mine down to: It didn't work- oops!

Laura said...

That looks so yummy and easy too! Thanks for sharing!

Becky Brodbeck said...

That looks sooo yummy! Thanks for the idea. We (my MIL) don't have squash yet but will soon have it coming out of our ears. always looking for a way to use it!

lindsay said...

So after looking at these pictures I couldn't wait....we had it for dinner tonight! It was WONDERFUL! I did add the tomatoes and it was great and will probably become a staple recipe in my house! I love your recipes, crafts and pictures of your kids...keep 'em comin!

Victoria said...

Mmmmm looks delish! I'll have to try it with our squash.

I signed up for a beginners sewing class today so hopefully soon I'll be making little clothes too.

simply seleta said...

Oh my gosh, yum. I'll take the tin foil, please. Can't wait to try this, I've been on a dinner burn out lately.

Thanks!!!

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mandy said...

Oh I am definitely making this as soon as we get home from the beach! I used to open the cabinet with the baggies just to entertain my one year old so I could cook!

Anonymous said...

You're like the fun/laid back version of martha stewart.seriously! I'm in my 20's, no kids, not even married and your blog is one of my favs. Xo Emily

Dianne said...

This recipe is pure genius!!! Thanks.

Ashley said...

YUMMY! I might even make it for dinner tonight! Oh, and happy late birthday to you and Erika ~ the new baby has me up all night with feedings....I'm just now catching up with your blog. Also, I have not forgot about the package I was going to mail you! It's still coming....I'm trying to adjust with 4 kiddos! Take care.

Tiffany said...

Oh, my, that looks delicious, can't wait to try it! JM looks like my little 11-month old Tyson while I make dinner. Love that tip-toe picture...too cute! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Christina said...

Oh, those beautiful chubby little feet! Those legs!! I am sooooo in love! Seriously, what a precious little guy!

And yum! Thanks for the super easy recipe. This will be a must make for my family!!!

The Howe Family said...

I hate to admit it, but I do not like veggies...like they make me physically gag...but, this looks delicious!! Love how simple it is too. We'll have to try this (on the foil) for sure!

BTW, consider this a super delayed invitation to park yourselves on our driveway when you go on your dream trip. :)

Love Being a Nonny said...

Making this tonight!! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hey Darby, I would love to see some tomato recipes if you have some to share. I have way too many tomatoes from the garden.

Ben and Kristen said...

Made it tonight and added tomatoes! LOVED IT!

Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

Can't wait to try it! AWESOME!!

truly blessed said...

Hey, I have wolves too! :) This sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing it.

Marguerite said...

Thank you for posting such a wonderful and easy recipe. We had it for dinner last night with spaghetti and it was a hit. The chicken was tender and the vegetables weren't mushy.

mom2three said...

for anyone who is worried about the cheese getting stuck to the foil (which would mean I couldn't possibly eat mine...) another way to do it is to layer the cheese first then the sauce on top of all.
Thanks for the great recipe!

megan said...

it looks so good! i can't wait to try it. thanks for another great recipe!

Jamie R. said...

I have been reading your blog for awhile....and I love it! I look forward to reading it after the kiddos go to bed :) Just wanted to say I made the Ckn.Delight recipe tonight, and it was soooo yummy! Thanks for posting the recipes.

Emma said...

YUM YUM YUM.

This was SO delicious. I made it for my family tonight. My son is a super fussy eater and he gobbled it all up. I'm a veggie so I just piled in the zucchini, a little capsicum (you call it bell pepper. I think) and some cherry tomatoes. A really happy family!

Thanks so much Darby!

Mary Margaret said...

Excellent recipe! My husband said, "Tell her I give this a thumbs up."
Thank you!

Shannon said...

Found your blog last week and love it. Your family is adorable.

I made this recipe last night and it was delish! I served it with a side of whole wheat rotini pasta. With a nine month old, I'll take any easy clean-up, yummy recipe I can get my hands on. Thanks! Any more?

Meeshin' Around said...

i fixed this for dinner last night and it was DELICIOUS! Best part - no pats and pans to clean-up. My husband was so impressed! Thanks - this was a great recipe for a working family!

erin from austin said...

great recipe. i made it for a girls dinner the other night. everyone loved it!

Becky said...

Hi Darby! I'm new to your blog, but wanted to say hi and thanks for this amazing recipe. My picky husband said I'm to immediately put it into heavy rotation! Thanks for helping us break our dinner rut :) Thanks for sharing your talents with the rest of us -- we are inspired and grateful!

The Lambert's said...

Hi!
I love your blog and it makes me smile when I read it! I tried you recipe and used tilapia and it was yummy, too!

Also, I recently found out that I am going to a first time Mommy! And I wondered if you have any healthy quick snack recipes for me and baby.

Thanks so much!!

KR said...

I made this for dinner last night and my husband literally thanked me for cooking 3 times! He, the twins and I gobbled it all up and just wanted to let you know what a hit it was with our entire family! Thanks for sharing such a delicious, healthy and simple recipe! We will definitely be making it again and will look forward to trying some of your other ideas too!

Jessi said...

Darby, I made this for a group of friends last night and it was a HIT!!! Everyone kept asking where the recipe came from! I gave a couple ladies your blog address and they are very excited! Keep these wonderful recipes coming!

Thank you!!

Anonymous said...

This recipe was so YUMMY! I loved that it was so flavorful. I made my SIL try it right away and she loved it too. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

By the way I LOVE your blog. Your pictures are always amazing. And those kiddos of yours are just too cute!