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Easy and Quick Oven Baked Chicken

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It is SO nice to have cooked chicken breast for a quick meal with sides, on salad, for a sandwich, to use in another recipe, for tacos, quesadillas, with pasta, in a wrap, or another way. I could go for a while : ) . This chicken is not only fast to make, it is delicious with lots of flavor from seasonings and is versatile.

What you’ll need

Chicken breast, spices (I used oregano, basil, garlic powder, paprika, sea salt, and black pepper), and olive oil

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First get those spices measured and mixed up

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Coat the chicken with olive oil and then seasoning. Then pop on a parchment lined sheet and bake!

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Bake until internal temp is 165 degrees.

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Pair with sides and dinner is ready!  It is that easy and great! Read on for details ❤

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Easy and Quick Oven Baked Chicken

Ingredients

  • 3-4 Chicken breasts
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp basil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil

Instructions;

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Mix spices together in small dish
  3. Apply olive oil to chicken breast, then add spices, coating top and bottom evenly
  4. Place seasoned chicken breasts on a parchment paper lined baking sheet
  5. Cook for 21 – 27 minutes, with small pieces of chicken cooking faster and larger pieces taking longer. I use a digital meat thermometer to make sure the chicken is 165 before I allow it cool.
  6. Pair with your favorite sides.

Note: If I know I am making this chicken for dinner, I sometimes double this recipe so I have extra for cooking with and leftovers later in the week for other quick meals.

Happy cooking!

❤ Hope

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The Best Roasted Red Potatoes and Onions

Perfectly caramelized roasted red potatoes and onions. Oh my yum. This is the perfect quick side to make. It is one of my go to recipes that I know always delivers. I got the right cooking times and oven temp for you, that is always the tricky part with roasted vegetables. I GOT YOU COVERED ❤

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First wash and chop the veggies and then place on parchment lined baking sheet

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Toss with olive oil, oregano, salt and pepper

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Bake for 10 minutes, then flip the vegetables with a spatula to the other side and continue baking. Remove from oven and enjoy!

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Roasted Red Potatoes and Onions

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 lbs red potatoes, washed and cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 yellow onion, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste (I typically use a dash of pepper and about 1/4 tsp salt)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. While oven is preheating, wash and cut potatoes and onion
  3. Place potatoes and onions on a parchment lined baking sheet
  4. Toss with 2 tbsp olive oil, oregano, salt, and pepper
  5. Bake for 10 minutes, remove from oven and flip, bake for an additional 13-15 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven, let them cool for about 10 minutes and enjoy!

Happy Cooking!

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❤ Hope

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Oven Baked Nachos

Who doesn’t love a quick and easy weeknight or weekend dinner recipe that EVERYONE will like?! Give yourself 10 minute to preheat the oven while you get the ingredients ready to go, 8-10 minutes in the oven and dinner is ready. REALLY. 🙂

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Let’s get started

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Ingredients needed are your favorite tortilla chips, bell pepper (any color), and a can of pinto/black beans.  Feel free use garnish like cilantro, salsa, avocado, or sour cream if desired! You can always add shredded chicken or another protein on top as well!

First layer the main ingredients: Chips, beans, chopped bell pepper, and cheese on parchment paper

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Bake until cheese is perfectly gooey but not burnt

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Garnish and enjoy!

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Oven Baked Nachos

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag tortilla chips
  • 1 bell pepper, I prefer red, yellow or orange (chopped)
  • 1 can pinto or black beans, rinsed or drained
  • 2 cups Mexican cheese blend
  • optional garnishes: cilantro, salsa, avocado, sour cream

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. While the oven is preheating, wash and chop a bell pepper, rinse and drain the beans and get the cheese ready to layer.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  4. Make an even layer of tortilla chips on the pan (You might not use a whole bag)
  5. Layer beans, bell pepper and cheese on top
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted and starting to brown, keep an eye on them while baking.
  7. Remove from oven, garnish with cilantro, salsa, avocado or sour cream and enjoy!

Let me know what you think!

❤ Hope

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Chicken Enchilada Bake

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My husband requests this often. It is that good. A quick, easy take on chicken enchiladas baked in the oven in layers.  This is my take on it, I’ve seen other recipes use refried beans but I love using whole black beans and frozen corn, which bakes in the oven and goes so well with the dish. You can make it vegetarian by omitting the chicken if desired.  My mouth is watering just typing about this recipe. Let’s get started.

1.Get your ingredients ready

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2. Place sauce to bottom of pan, then place two tortilla pieces on top,

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3. Layer tortilla pieces to the sides

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4. And then the other side to form one solid layer of tortilla.

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5.  Layer with 1/2 half cup of frozen corn and 1 cup of black beans (1/2 can)DSCF1681

6. Layer with chicken, cheese and 1/3 cup enchilada sauce

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7. REPEAT to make another entire layer of tortilla, corn/beans, chicken/cheese and sauce.

8. Final layer is tortillas, enchilada sauce and then cheese

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9. Cover with foil, made to a point to prevent the cheese from sticking to the foil

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10. Bake for 30 minutes while covered with foil, remove foil and then bake for 5 more minutes. I always put the baking dish on a cookie sheet to catch anything as it bakes.

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FULL RECIPE BELOW > > > >

Chicken Enchilada Bake

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 can black beans (15 0z) rinsed and drained
  • 1 can enchilada sauce (I like the red mild best but the green is great too)
  • 2 cooked medium chicken breasts, shredded or diced
  • 2 cups Mexican cheese
  • 6 Tortillas (small or large) – each cut in half
  • Optional to use for garnish: Cilantro, sour cream, avocado, salsa

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Using a square 9X9 pan, first place several spoonfuls of enchilada sauces to the bottom (6-8spoonfuls).
  3. Arrange tortillas (4 of the ½ pieces) overlapping to form a layer.
  4. Place ½ can of black beans (about 1 cup) and ½ cup frozen corn on top of tortillas.
  5. Arrange ½ of cooked shredded chicken and 1/2 cup cheese, followed by 1/3 cup enchilada sauce.
  6. Repeat layer 3,4, and 5  (So you have an additional tortilla layer, corn/bean, chicken/cheese and sauce layer).
  7. Last layer will be the last of the tortillas, rest of the enchilada sauce, and 1 cup of cheese.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes with foil made to a peak on a baking sheet.
  9. Remove foil and back for an additional 5-10 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven, let sit for 10 minutes, cut into pieces, garnish with cilantro, sour cream, or avocado if desired and enjoy!

Let me know what you think! Do you plan to make it? Did you make it?

❤ Hope

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Happy cooking ❤