Chicken Meal-In-One Recipe

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"As the parents of a young son, my husband and I don't have much time to prepare meals," explains Jina Nickel of Lawton, Oklahoma. "While our boy is napping, I can assemble this dinner-in-a-dish in just 10 minutes and then pop it in the oven."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4-1/2 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
  • 2 cups frozen cut green beans, thawed
  • 1 cup frozen sliced carrots, thawed
  • 4 bone-in chicken breasts (6 ounces each)
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken or mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons onion soup mix
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 428 calories, 5g fat (0 saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 685mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 8g fiber), 34g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3-1/2 starch, 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.


  1. In an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish, combine hash browns, beans and carrots. Top with chicken. Combine remaining ingredients; pour over chicken and vegetables.
  2. Cover and bake at 375° for 50 minutes. Uncover; bake 25-30 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Meal-In-One in Quick Cooking September/October 2000, p10

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Lori Kostecki User ID: 5325664 79643
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2012

"I've made this a number of times over the years. It's super-simple. I like to use an entire 24-oz bags of hash browns, I go more generous with the beans & carrots, and since I've increased these ingredients, I use an entire envelope of onion soup mix. Makes nice leftovers for lunch the next day!"

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