I’ve discovered something amazing. One pan dish meals. As in – throw everything on the pan and throw it into the oven. I know I am behind the curve on this but I can’t be stopped. It is new to me and I am all,
“Hi Williams Sonoma, can I please order 23 sheet pans?”
You do not need 23 sheet pans for this meal. But as I said, I am crazed happy over here.
Ok, one pan. Some chicken, veggies and tequila. All. The. Good. Vibes.
This meal is versatile and simple. We have to marinate the chicken so it is juicy and flavorful but the great news is we can marinate it the night before and then the next day we just throw everything on the pan. And then we feed our people.
I love feeding my people. I love feeding my neighbors. I love feeding strangers.
You know the 5 Love Languages? It’s about how we give and how we receive love. I feel like for a good 5 years my love language always changed. I love people through physical touch (COME GET YE HUGS!!). Nope, wait, definitely through quality time (you can ask Jeremy about this – I am all, “You have to leave me to go to work, again?! You don’t want to just hang out all day?”).
But over the years of growing up and doing all these adult things I have found that I most enjoy loving my people by feeding them. Come to my table. Sit down. Bring your stories. I’ll bring the meal. And as it turns out, the tequila ;)
Tequila Lime Chicken
Lets talk. This meal can be baked or grilled. I did both. Both were amazing. For grilling I used chicken drumsticks.
For baking I used chicken breasts but you can also use chicken thighs.
I’ll give you the details below for either option in the recipe.
The thing I love about this meal is I can serve it with whatever I have. For example, I once made this, shred the chicken and served it with warmed corn tortillas, black beans, salsa and avocados. Also, how to shred chicken in 1 minute. Life changing.
But I made this last night and I just had some basmati rice. So, basmati rice it was. We set-up a little build-your-own chicken burrito bowl station.
Ok, also, I am #teamwhiterice. A few years ago some of the paleo giants in the cooking world started saying we can add Basmati rice to our diet. Why? It’s gluten free. Some paleo people where like, “BLASPHEMY!” Meanwhile I was at my local grocer throwing bags of basmati rice into my cart and never looking back.
Good news? I do have copycat chipotle lime and cilantro rice on my blog that is made with cauliflower. Paleo. Or, you can just serve this chicken on top of the delicious veggies we baked with it with and add a really flavorful tomato, avocado salad. (Recipe below.)
You see?! WE CAN DO SO MANY THINGS!!!
I hope you love this recipe and I’d love to know how you serve it! Also, go forth and find how you love loving people. Discover it and be grateful for it and practice it.