Wednesday, October 17, 2007

One Pan Meal for Two

Soft & Fluffy Baked Potato

Scrub two large brown potatoes. Remove blemishes. Poke several holes in potatoes with fork or sharp knife. Rub potatoes in olive oil and cover in aluminum foil. Bake in 375 degree oven for approximately 90 minutes.





Roast Chicken Legs
*

4 chicken legs
1/4 cup flour
2 tablespoons seasoned salt**
1/2 teaspoon Poultry Seasonings (optional)
1/4 teaspoon paprika
pepper to taste

Mix flour and seasonings in plastic bag. Add chicken legs and shake until coated. Place chicken legs on a baking sheet coated with your favorite cooking spray. Bake in 375 degree oven for approximately 1 hour. Turn once while roasting.


Garlic-Butter Squash

Halve and clean one acorn squash. Salt and pepper^ the squash to taste, thin slice or dice a clove of garlic and put it, along with a one tablespoon pat of butter in the center of each half. Bake in 375 degree oven for approximately 45 minutes. (Put it in the baking dish right beside the chicken.)




Cooking tips
:

When flouring the chicken use a zipper-lock bag and seal it with plenty of air inside to allow free movement of chicken and flour as you shake.

Put the potatoes in the oven first and turn it on to preheat. Once the oven is at full temperature turn it from preheat to bake. A half an hour later add the chicken. Fifteen minutes after that add the squash. If the potatoes are not fully cooked when the chicken and squash are ready, a minute or so in the microwave should finish them to perfection.

Notes:

*any cut of chicken can be used. Meatier pieces may need a longer cooking time.

**your favorite brand

^I used seasoned salt

I'm sorry I forgot to take a picture of the finished plate. Once again the food was half eaten before I remembered. When I complained to OC he assured me it was "beautiful."

2 Comments:

Brooke said...

I forgot that I actually like squash cooked this way until I read this recipe. I'll definitely be trying it!

quilly cooks said...

And I forgot about adding brown sugar until you mentioned it this afternoon on the phone!

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