Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Everyone loves babies !!!

Baby vegetables, that is !!

On a recent trip to the city we browsed the produce section of a large grocery store to see what we could find that was new and different. After our weird winter and very late snow, fresh garden produce in my garden is a long long way off so........we decided to browse.

Compared to our little small town grocery store we probably had triple the selections and I'm always on the lookout for something new to experiment with. Melissa's Produce Company always has some interesting vegetables and they like to feature a lot of baby vegetables. On this shopping trip I found Pee Wee Baby Dutch potatoes and when they say Pee Wee, they aren't kidding. They are about the size of grape tomatoes!!  Well in spite of them being a little pricey I had to have some.

Now....what to do with them? Roasted? Super cute potato salad? Skewer and grill? I had ground beef, chicken breast and pork chops to play with so.....a glance through our herbs and spices and rubs and I decided on chicken.

This dish is super easy to throw together and great for a weeknight. You can switch up the seasoning to whatever flavors you like too!


2 boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into large chunks
2 cups PeeWee potatoes
1/2 onion, sliced into wedges
1-2 cloves garlic, crushed
olive oil
salt, pepper, meat rub of choice

Coat the bottom of a 9x13 pan with olive oil. Arrange chicken chunks around the edge of pan (I cut the chicken into chunks because the potatoes will not need as long to cook as regular "big" potatoes). Sprinkle with salt, pepper and whatever meat rub or seasoning you choose (we make our own meat rub).

Wash potatoes well, put in medium bowl. Add a couple tablespoons of oil, onion chunks, garlic, salt, pepper and more of the meat rub. Toss to coat well. Pile into the center of the baking dish. 

Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees until chicken is done and potatoes are tender. At this point, you can add some cooked sliced or baby carrots, green beans, or whatever additional vegetable you like. Toss lightly with roasted potatoes and return to oven just til heated through. 

Enjoy !!!

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