Veggie baked chicken breasts…It sounds like a very healthy meal! That’s for a good reason as this meal starts off with lean, protein-packed meat and the health quotient further increases with the addition of French-style green beans.
Read on to find out more about this recipe as well as other healthy chicken and veggie dishes.
Chicken Breast and Vegetables
The recipe starts by mixing cream of celery soup, onion soup mix, and sour cream.
In a baking dish, layer the chicken, green beans and sauce.
Cover and bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees. Then uncover and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
Once the dish comes out of the oven, it will be hot and ready to serve.
The dish is great because it contains chicken, which is lean, protein-packed meat, which can boost immunity and lower stress.
Green beans are another low-calorie food and they are also a good source, of vitamin C, fiber, vitamin K and silicon which promotes healthy bones, skin, and hair.
The dish is also quite easy to make so it is the perfect choice for busy parents.
Finally, there are tons of ways you can play around with the ingredients to make your own variation. You can change the soup flavorings substituting cream of celery soup with cream of chicken or cream of mushroom.
There are also a wide variety of soup mixes that you can use in lieu of onion.
You can also change things up to provide your choice of veggies. While green beans work well, carrots, broccoli, peas, and other vegetables can give the dish a whole new texture and flavor.
Baked Chicken Breast and Vegetables
Another thing that makes this dish so healthy is its preparation. Baked chicken is one of the healthiest ways to eat chicken.
Frying chicken boosts the meat’s fat content. Prepackaged chicken has a high sodium content that can contribute to high blood pressure.
If you bake your chicken, you can be sure that it will still have a high nutrient profile and that the integrity of the chicken will not be compromised by the preparation.
To further ensure the chicken is as healthy as possible, remove the skin before baking.
The right seasonings will also help boost the health quotient. Avoid store-bought marinades and chicken seasonings that may contain saturated fat and sodium. Opt instead for lime juice, pepper, and sage.
If you want to give your chicken a kick, try chili peppers or pepperoncino and some delicious mango salsa.
Of course, when it comes to vegetable and baked chicken dishes, there’s a wide variety to choose from. Here are some you might want to try.
Baked Chicken Breast and Vegetables: This recipe calls for carrots, bell peppers, celery and onions and is complemented by flavorings like Italian seasoning, chili powder, lemon pepper, salt, and pepper. The dish is baked in olive oil and served to perfection.
Sheet Pan Baked Chicken and Vegetables: This recipe requires that all chicken and veggies be cut up into bite-sized pieces. This makes the dish a great appetizer or it can also be served as an entrée.
The vegetables of choice include red and yellow bell pepper, Brussel sprouts, broccoli, zucchini, and baby carrots. Along with the chicken, these are baked with a seasoning mix of salt, dried basil, dried parsley flakes, garlic powder, black pepper, and ground oregano.
Top with parmesan cheese or chopped parsley and serve.
One Pan Roasted Garlic Parmesan: This is a one-pan dinner that also requires the chicken and veggies to be chopped into bite-sized pieces. In addition to boneless, skinless chicken breast ingredients include carrots, onion, broccoli, baby red potatoes, and quinoa or rice.
Flavorings include garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt and pepper, lemon juice and zest, garlic, red pepper flakes, and parmesan cheese.
Roast Chicken and Vegetables: This dish requires you to roast the entire chicken in the oven whole and then surround it with the vegetables of your choice. The vegetables you use can vary but carrots, potatoes, onions, and parsnips are recommended.
Baked chicken and vegetables make for a healthy dish your entire family is sure to love. It’s easy to make, versatile and it is sure to put a smile on their faces. What variation do you prefer for your chicken and veggie dish?Print
Baked chicken and vegetables make for a healthy dish your entire family is sure to love. It’s easy to make, versatile and it is sure to put a smile on their faces.
- 4 whole chicken breasts, cooked
- 2 cans cream of celery soup
- 1 envelope onion soup mix
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 cans French style green beans, drained
- Combine soups and sour cream. Mix well.
- In a baking dish, layer chicken, green beans, and sauce.
- Bake, covered, at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
- Uncover and bake an additional 15 minutes until done.
- Prep Time: 10 Minutes
- Cook Time: 45 Minute
- Category: Main Course
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: chicken breast and vegetables, baked chicken breasts and vegetables
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