The perfect family friendly recipe


Holy cow… it’s May 1st! I cannot believe how fast time has gone by since I had Matthew; he will be 14 months old on May 8th. With a toddler always on the move, I am constantly on the look out for simple yet delicious recipes. I had pinned this recipe on Pinterest and couldn’t wait to try it out.  What I also loved about this recipe is it was the perfect thing for Matthew to eat too! I could cut everything up into bite sized pieces and let him feed himself. His tray was empty and not much of it ended up on the floor so I’d say he’d enjoyed it too.


You will need:

  • 4 medium potatoes 
  • 2 cans green beans
  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 1 package italian dressing mix
  • 1/2 cup butter


  1. Lightly spray your baking dish with cooking spray
  2. Cut potatoes, line up in pan (see picture above)
  3. Cut chicken in small pieces, place next to potatoes, down the center of the baking dish
  4. Line green beans next to chicken
  5. Slice butter and distribute evenly on top of potatoes, chicken & green beans
  6. Sprinkle italian dressing mix over top of the dish
  7. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes


Recipe Adapted from: {Julie’sEats&Treats}




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  1. This recipe looks delicious and it is on my list of meals to make for the week.

  2. I made this tonight and it was a success. I halved the recipe as there were only two of us eating it, and my husband wants to have the meal again. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. Yay I’m so glad it was a success!

  4. Can you use chicken thighs?

  5. Thank you so much for the recipe! I’m a full time mom of 2 beautiful girls, with a full time job. When we aren’t rushing around from one sports practice to another, I like to give my family a home cooked meal. Often times, by the I get home from work, cook supper, we eat and then I clean up the mess…it doesn’t leave much time for family time. I can’t wait to try this recipe, not only is everything in ONE dish, which will make clean up so much faster, but it’s simple and only takes 45 minutes! I’m beyond excited to try it and so thankful you posted it!

    • Aw I totally understand the hassle and mess of cooking dinner, especially after a long day. If you are on Pinterest, check out one dish meals or one pot meals, they are super tasty. I have a one pot pasta dish you can search for on my blog. Easy to make, easy clean up and the more time you have to spend with your girls. Here at Top Notch Mom I am all about quick and easy meals, spending time with family is what matters most. -Doree

  6. Sounds good. Have you tried this in the crockpot? I was thinking about putting it while I am at work.

  7. Deborah M Turner says:

    hello I have made this dish a couple of time and for some reason it takes longer then 45 min for my potatos to get done. I don’t know if I am cutting them to thick or what. but me and my family love this dish.

    • Hello,
      Have you tried cutting the potatoes smaller? I’ve never had a problem with them not cooking in that time frame, but all ovens are different. Glad you and your family love it!

  8. This was deeeelish! However, I baked it for 1 1/2, left the breasts whole and for the last 15/20 mins sprinkled shredded cheese over all and topped that with some panko. YUM!

  9. Lindsay says:

    This was so easy to make and my family loved it. Have you tried any other vegetable other than beans? I want to make it for a larger group and I know the one individual does not like beans.

    • I’m so glad to hear that! I’ve never made it with anything else, if you do try it with something else please let me know!

  10. Did you drain the green beans? Looks yummy! Thanks.

  11. Hi, do you drain the green beans?

  12. Did you use Italian dressing like for a salad? or a different type of Italian dressing?

  13. I’ve made this many times and everyone loves it. Our favorite is broccoli instead of green beans. And to make it even easier I use tatertots! Note: My chicken always takes longer than 45 min. even when cut into smaller pieces.

  14. Do you use salted or unsalted butter?

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