Country Supper: Page 132, Another Taste of Aloha

I mentioned in my last post that this week I put together a meal for a new mommy friend.  My friend had mentioned to me when she brought by my meal in February that people always seem to bring lasagna, so she brought me Mexican food (which was so awesome).  So I knew that (delicious as my lasagna is) she would prefer something other than lasagna for her newborn meal.  The Country Supper, on page 132, Another Taste of Aloha, in the Poultry section, fit the bill perfectly.

This is a unique roast chicken meal – entire plates of food are rolled into foil packets (chicken, potatoes, carrots, onions, green beans, herbs, and wine) and then roasted to tender, juicy deliciousness.  I wanted to deliver the perfect roast chicken meal with no preparation or carving required, and this meal was ideal.  We made two extra packets to try it ourselves, and they really delivered on flavor!  I might boil or saute the veggies a bit next time to cut down on the cooking time, but I really liked this dish.  Prep this quick’n’easy meal tonight!

A complete meal in a steaming foil package

Comes out of the oven ready to serve – what a treat!

Country Supper

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 6 chicken thighs or breasts, skinned (about 2 pounds)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 3 carrots, cut into chunks
  • 6 small cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 pound green beans, cut up
  • 3 medium onions, quartered
  • 6 tablespoons dry white wine or water
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 6 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 2 bay leaves, crumbled

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cut 6 pieces of foil 16 inches long.  In the center of each piece, place 1/6 of the potatoes and 1 piece of chicken.  Season with salt and pepper.  Evenly divide the carrots, green beans, garlic and onions and add to the foil.  Sprinkle with wine, thyme, rosemary and bay leaves.  Bring the edges of the foil together and fold over.  Tightly fold ends over and seal.  Place on a baking sheet and bake for 50 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.

Serves 6.

Buy the cookbook at www.juniorleagueofhonolulu.org (click the eStore tab).  All proceeds go to support our charitable work in Honolulu, Hawai’i.

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