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Tuesday evening's supper to Homeschool Mom from Magnify To Make God Bigger, http://magnifykidschurch.blogspot.com/
Her suggestion was a family favorite from her childhood. In my comments section she says, "I don't have an exact recipe,but.. Using a 9 x 13 pan, fill the bottom of the pan with chicken pieces and cubed potatoes. Bake. When it is almost done put a layer of green beans on top. Then coat the entire dish with a cheese sauce (I use queso). Bake about 10 more minutes and then serve. Yum."
This easy to prepare, one dish meal was a GIGANTIC success with my crew! EVERYONE gives it TWO thumbs up and when asked, "Should I prepare this again?" The response was, "Most Definitely." Here's how I prepared Homeschool Mom's suggestion.
Homeschool Mom's Cheesy Roasted Chicken & Potatoes with Green Beans
3-4 lb. fryer, cut up
4 medium potatoes, chunked
1 tsp. Simply Organic's All-Purpose Seasoning
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
1 Qt. green beans
2 Tbs. butter
1/2 tsp. mustard powder
salt & pepper, to taste
2-3 Tbsp. flour
1 - 1 1/2 c. milk
1 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Place chicken and chunked potatoes in a 9 x 13 in. baking pan. Sprinkle with all-purpose seasoning, salt and pepper. Cover tightly with foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, until potatoes are fork tender and chicken juices run clear.
While chicken and potatoes are baking prepare cheese sauce: In a small sauce pan, melt butter. Whisk in mustard powder, salt, pepper and flour. When mixture comes together as a paste, slowly add milk while constantly whisking. When mixture begins to thicken, vigorously whisk in shredded cheese. Set aside.
When juices from chicken run clear and potatoes are tender, sprinkle green beans over casserole. Drizzle casserole with cheese sauce. Return to a 350 degree oven for approximately 10 minutes, until green beans and cheese sauce are hot.
I am looking forward to tomorrow's suggestion(s). I am having fun "cooking by the seat of my pants". Your participation is greatly appreciated.