Quick Fix Meal Idea

I cannot believe that August starts this week.
I cannot believe that many of you had to report back today. Cray-to the-z!

In honor of that crazy back to school time, I'm going to share a simple meal idea, that doesn't take too long to fix either. Perfect for this hectic time of year.

Photo by Kraft.
Cheddar Chicken & Potatoes

4 slices of bacon, optional (I usually forget this part, haha)
4 small boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 bag frozen hashbrowns/diced potatoes (I like O'Brien, with the diced peppers)
1-2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
Preferred seasonings for chicken, optional, to taste (season salt, favorite Ms. Dash). 
Preferred seasonings for potatoes (season salt, lemon pepper, anything you'd like). 

To Prepare
Cook bacon until crisp. Remove from skillet; discard bacon grease.

Add chicken to skillet, cook 5 minutes on each side or until done. (I cut up the chicken into small cubes to speed up cooking/make it easier to eat. It's easier to cut once partially cooked, if your starting with frozen chicken).

To speed things up, after starting the chicken, I start heating up the frozen potatoes in another skillet. This takes about 10 minutes too. Or you can heat them up after the chicken is cooked through.

Once all is heated up, place chicken over potatoes, top with desired amount of cheese. If you keep the pan on the burner, the cheese melts well.


This meal is pretty fast, 30 minutes and it's ready. It also makes for great leftovers.

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  1. YUM!
    I am making this tonight.
    No joke.
    This looks delicious.
    My mouth is watering.
    Can't wait! :)

    Joy in the Journey

  2. I know what's for dinner tonight. Was trying to figure out something quick and you came to the rescue!!!


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