One Dish Ranch Chicken & Potatoes

Recipe for One Dish Ranch Chicken and Potatoes
This is a recipe you can cook your vegetable and your protein all in one dish.  Add a tossed green salad and you have a great meal for your family.

7-8 Large Potatoes
1 or 2 Pkgs Unbreaded Chicken Strips or Breasts (cut into strips) Strips (if you are serving a crowd use 2 pkgs.)
1 Lg Can Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 24 oz Bottle Ranch Dressing
1 Pkg Velveeta Cheese Shreds or Sandwich Squares

Wash the potatoes well and cut away any bad parts.  In 13 x 9 pan layer thinly sliced potatoes across the bottom. You will want enough potatoes to take up at least 1/2 of the pan depth.  Over the top of this add a layer of chicken. If you are feeding a crowd you will want to cut the breasts into smaller strips. I do this anyway just because it flavors the chicken even more if it is in smaller pieces.  For a crowd you will also want more chicken so use 2 pkgs in this case.  It is OK if the top is solid chicken.  For just my family of 5 I would just use 1 pkg. In a bowl mix the entire can of soup and entire bottle of dressing.  Pour this mixture over the top of the pan with potatoes and chicken layers.  I use a fork to spread this out & make sure the mixture goes down and not out of the pan.  Bake at 350° for 1 hour (325° if using convection oven) or until potatoes are tender when poked with a fork. Sprinkle cheese shreds or add 6 or 8 Sandwich Squares of Velveeta Cheese when you remove from the oven. It will be hot enough to melt it just right.  Let sit for about 10 - 12 minutes (this lets the meat rest a bit and it absorbs those flavors) and then serve.  This recipe can easily be modified with fat free Ranch Dressing and Low Fat Soup to help with special diet needs.
Recipe for One Dish Ranch Chicken and Potatoes

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Michelle said...

I make a version of this and it is some great cold weather food!

Debra Howard said...

It definitely is! Filling and tasty too. Would love to know your version Michelle. Sometimes I like to change things up.