This Squeaky-Clean Chicken & Veggie Bake is my go-to when I want a no-fuss but highly nutritious dinner on the table. It’s also a great way to use up those last vegetables in your veggie drawer at the end of the week!
Goodness, what an adventure this has been! In case you missed it, I traveled up to Portland, OR last Thursday to connect with my friend Diane Sanfilippo at the NTA Conference. I learned a lot, loved getting to spend some good quality time with several (new + old) friends, and enjoyed so many fabulous meals. Speaking of which, Portland knows how to EAT! If you have any trips planned there, I recommend Departure (fabulous Paleo, GF, and nut-free menus), Ox, and Olympia Provisions.
After Diane and I said our reluctant goodbyes in Portland yesterday, I hopped on a plane headed to Southern California. I arrived at the Ontario Airport (which is was such a refreshing quaint reprieve from nearby LAX), hopped in my spiffy (read: budget but comfortable) rental car, and enjoyed the 1.5 hour drive South to Murrieta with the windows down and new Lady Gaga album on repeat (I could to listen to “Grigio Girls” every day for the rest of my life).
I am just SO thrilled to be here at Primal Pastures! I’m here to collaborate with the Primally Pure team on a future (somewhat secret) project. I’m envisioning a few days of playing like a fabulous mad scientist; so, bring on the beakers and essential oils! If you want to follow along on this extended work trip of mine (next, I’m headed to LA for Expo West), be sure to pull up my Instagram, Instagram stories, and Snapchat!
NOW, let’s get on-topic. This Squeaky Clean Chicken & Veggie Bake I’m sharing today is another one of those recipes that’s more of a method than an exact science. Here’s the method: choose a protein (in this case, chicken strips), toss it with a BUNCH of fresh vegetables, add oil, lemon juice, and seasonings. Stir, bake, and then enjoy! It’s that simple, y’all. This is a great recipe for when you’re looking for a way to clean out that veggie drawer before the next grocery shopping trip. It’s delicious and will put a lovely variety of vegetables on your plate.
Note: if you decide to add starchy vegetables (think beets or potatoes) to this dish, THOSE will determine the cooking time. Keep piercing them with a fork and once they’re soft, the bake is done.
I can’t wait to hear about how you use this recipe (method) to make something of your own!
Yield: 4 to 5 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour