I found a recipe on Pinterest titled ‘Rainbow Chicken’ which looked delicious. After a teensy bit of searching, I found the source of the recipe, which can be found here via Kitchen Parade. However, as I do with most recipes, I changed it up a bit, so here’s my version!
I refer to this recipe as ‘Kitchen Sink Chicken’ simply because it is so versatile. You can throw in any combo of veggies you want and it will still be delectable. That’s my kind of recipe. Also, my version feeds two adults + one toddler, however it can easily be adapted to more people – just up your ingredients proportionally.
- 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts (This is just what I use – really use any kind of chicken meat you want!)
- 4 tsp paprika
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 3 tsp olive oil
- 2 tbl red wine vinegar (or in my case you can discover you are OUT of red wine vinegar and make your own using 1 parts red wine to 2 parts apple cider vinegar! Works like a charm.
- 1 lemon
- 1 medium sized onion
For the vegetables you can really use whatever you want! I used:
- 1 zucchini
- 1 summer squash
- 2 small red potatoes
- 2 1/2 carrots (aka all I had left in my fridge)
- roughly 1 cup cauliflower florets
- roughly 1 cup broccoli florets
Neither my little one or myself like peppers, so we left those out. But if you like them – toss them in for sure!
Preheat your oven to 425F.
After gathering all my veggies, I started off making the spice rub first.
Then it’s time to chop up the big stack of veggies (excluding the onion and lemon). I totally forgot to take a picture of my pile of chopped veg. . .whoopsie daisy.
Then, chop your onion and line the bottom of the pan with them.
Take your chicken out, and give them a good rub down of the spice mixture with your fingers. I’d say I used about 2 – 3 tsps of the mixture per breast, just to give you an idea. When finished, lay them on top of the onion bed.
Next grab a (giant) bowl – large enough to hold your whole pile of chopped veggies with room for stirring! I used a spatula to transfer my rub mixture into the big bowl. Had I thought ahead, I would have just made the rub IN the big bowl. . .but I didn’t. Next time! Pour your veggies in on the top of the rub and give them a good stirring to thoroughly coat them as much as possible.
Spread the veggies around and on top of the chicken.
Then slice up your lemon, remove any seeds, and lay on top of your meal.
Cover with foil and bake! Mine took about an hour and a half but my chicken breasts were very thick. I’d still say an hour minimum is a good place to start. Once done, let cool for 10 -15 minutes, then serve and enjoy!