Finding the Holy in the daily often starts in the kitchen as far as I’m concerned. Jesus used meal times as bonding times—connecting with people over food and conversation. I long for this, and I’m sure you do too. But who has time to fix a great meal after a long day at work, school, caring for children, or whatever it is that you do all day long!
This week I’ve been staying with my oldest son, his wife and their new baby, Sawyer. Cooking dinner as a new mom can be overwhelming for Sharla, and David needs a few recipes that he can quickly throw together after work, or put in the crock-pot early in the morning.
Never fear, Grandma is here! Following is my favorite chicken dinner and it only takes 5 to 10 minutes to prepare. (I’m got it down so fast; I can do it easily in 5 minutes.)
The Easiest Chicken Dinner You’ll Ever Cook!
Prep time: 10 minutes
Feeds: 2 to 4 easily
1 large roasting chicken, washed and patted dry with a paper towel.
4 cups of one inch cubed Butternut squash (I get mine already cubed at Trader Joes or Costco)
1 lemon washed
Pad of butter or coconut oil
Lemon pepper or lemon seasoning
Grease a 9×13 pan with butter or coconut oil. Place the lemon in the chicken cavity. Rub the chicken with pepper salt or lemon seasoning. Set the chicken in the center of the pan and put the cubed Butternut squash all around it. Cook at 350 degrees for 1 to 1 ½ hours depending on the size of the chicken. If it is really large, give it 2 hours. Slice and serve with a green salad and Butternut squash.
Follow the same instructions as above, but use a crock-pot instead of 9×13 pan. Put the lid on and cook on low for 8 hours.
Now, wasn’t that easy! Pull up a chair, grab a glass of tea, and tell me about your day before dinner is served.
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In Him together, Susan Gaddis