One of my favorite dinners lately is this One-Dish Maple Chicken Thighs. It’s simple and so delicious!
If it’s not pumpkin in the fall then it’s maple. My home suddenly smells like a cross between maple and pumpkin all season long. I love adding a little pure maple syrup to almost anything. Lately it came in handy with a one-dish dinner using snapped green beans, red potatoes, and chicken thighs.
Is it just me or are one-dish dinners your favorite thing too? I absolutely LOVE one-dish dinners during the school year. I can easily prepare it and have it ready to go then during homework time, dinner is cooking, and I can focus on my kids and helping them with homework. It gives me that split second of feeling like I’m actually on top of the world with this balancing act. Then, of course it goes out the window later, but I can grasp those few minutes. I’ve struggled basically as long as I’ve had kids with balance and I feel like I’m getting off balance yet again. It’s typically my own fault and anxiety that cause it too, so I’m trying to get myself back on track with balancing primarily working and kids.
The lines tend to get blurred when you not only work for yourself but also from home. It’s just so easily to constantly be working, I mean even dinner time is technically work when you are going to blog about it, right? So, I try to mix it up and do a few one-dish dinners during the week that can skip the photography phase of our dinner and we can just share some quiet time together without that noise and distractions.
Each day, I look at my kids and notice they are always a little bit older than the day before and someday I’ll wake up and they will be starting their own lives. It certainly makes me realize I need to cherish every second that I have!
Now, back to this dinner, make it an easy dinner but certainly tasty with this One-Dish Maple Chicken!
One-Dish Maple Chicken Thighs
- 4 Cups Red Potatoes Quartered
- 4 Cups Green Beans Snapped
- 6 Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
- 1/2 Cup Pure Maple Syrup
- 1/2 Tbsp Dried Rosemary
- Preheat the oven to 400*.
- Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray, then spread evenly the potatoes and green beans.
- Place the chicken evenly on top of the vegetables.
- Evenly pour the maple syrup.
- Add the dried rosemary evenly over the dish.
- Bake for 30 minutes, check the dish and be sure it isn't too dry, if so add about 1/2 cup of broth or water.
- Bake for an additional 30 minutes.