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I LOVE the convenience of this recipe! A meal in a pan is exactly what it says! You add everything to your baking pan and put in the oven until done. It's as simple as that! But, to get the most of the dinner, you need to add some flavourings or rubs so it all gets really tasty and moist, and the smells when it's cooking is just wonderful! You can use meat such as pork, chops, ribs, tenderloin, or chicken, such as thighs, legs etc. You can also use chicken breast but I would advise if you do, to keep the skin on to maintain moistness. As for vegetables, squashes, carrots, small baby potatoes, zucchini, mushrooms, onions, peppers, anything you like!

Ingredients:

Choose your meat.

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It is better if the meat is ON the bone, for added flavour and moistness, and also with the skin on if using chicken.
Vegetables

Squash, zucchini (cut in half NOT lengthways), carrots, baby potatoes, onions, mushrooms, bell peppers, turnips, anything you like!

The flavours
3 cloves garlic chopped finely or crushed
1 - 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Pepper
Juice of 1/2 lemon.
2 Teaspoons mild chili pepper seeds (optional)
1 -2 Tablespoons Dried Tarragon
1 Teaspoon sugar
**** see below for other flavour suggestions

Instructions:

1. Set oven to 180 C / 350 F / Gas 4
2. Wash meat and if using chicken, slice incisions through the thickest parts like the photo below. Set aside on a plate ready for the marinade rub.

Meal In A Pan

3. Prepare vegetables. Cut the vegetables so they are all roughly the same size to ensure even cooking. If you have some vegetables which are more delicate or smaller, such as beans, don't add these to the pan until 10 minutes before the end cook time. Add your vegetables to a pan large enough for all your ingredients

Meal In A Pan - What could be better than only one pan to wash? Yep, a great tasting dinner! Choose your favorite chicken pieces & veggies, add the flavorings and simply bake. | Lovefoodies.com

4. Prepare the marinade, crush the garlic onto the meat, add tarragon, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper and sugar to the meat and rub into the incisions or the surface if it is pork.
5. Add the meat to the pan and mix it all together with the vegetables. I find it easiest to just use my hands to do this.
6. Place in oven and cook for 30 - 40 minutes, depending on how thick your meat is. Halfway through cooking, take the pan out and using a spoon, put some of the juices on the meat and vegetables. (basting). When the juices run clear from the meat (use a knife and test in the thickest part), it's done!
Serve as it is, or with rice, cous cous, potatoes etc. If you are cooking baby potatoes, or thick vegetables, cover the pan with some foil and remove 10 minutes before the end to brown

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Other marinade ideas:
Piri Piri Sauce / dry rub & Olive oil
Jerk Seasoning & olive oil (no need for salt)
Raspberry or cranberry jelly with mint leaves, honey and salt & pepper
A mixture of your favourite herbs or spices, with a squeeze of lemon, lime or orange juice

Meal In A Pan - What could be better than only one pan to wash? Yep, a great tasting dinner! Choose your favorite chicken pieces & veggies, add the flavorings and simply bake. | Lovefoodies.com

Meal In A Pan - What could be better than only one pan to wash? Yep, a great tasting dinner! Choose your favorite chicken pieces & veggies, add the flavorings and simply bake. | Lovefoodies.com

Meal In A Pan - What could be better than only one pan to wash? Yep, a great tasting dinner! Choose your favorite chicken pieces & veggies, add the flavorings and simply bake. | Lovefoodies.com

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Meal In A Pan
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
I LOVE the convenience of this recipe! A meal in a pan is exactly what it says! You add everything to your baking pan and put in the oven until done. It's as simple as that! But, to get the most of the dinner, you need to add some flavourings or rubs so it all gets really tasty and moist, and the smells when it's cooking is just wonderful! You can use meat such as pork, chops, ribs, tenderloin, or chicken, such as thighs, legs etc. You can also use chicken breast but I would advise if you do, to keep the skin on to maintain moistness. As for vegetables, squashes, carrots, small baby potatoes, zucchini, mushrooms, onions, peppers, anything you like!
Servings: 1
Ingredients
The meat.
  • It is better if the meat is ON the bone for added flavour and moistness, and also with the skin on if using chicken.
Vegetables
  • in Squash zucchini (cut half NOT lengthways), carrots, baby potatoes, onions, mushrooms, bell peppers, turnips, anything you like!
The flavours
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped finely or crushed
  • 1 - 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Pepper
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon.
  • 2 Teaspoons mild chili pepper seeds optional
  • 1 -2 Tablespoons Dried Tarragon
  • 1 Teaspoon sugar
Instructions
  1. Set oven to 180 C / 350 F / Gas 4
  2. Wash meat and if using chicken, slice incisions through the thickest parts like the photo below. Set aside on a plate ready for the marinade rub.
  3. Prepare vegetables. Cut the vegetables so they are all roughly the same size to ensure even cooking. If you have some vegetables which are more delicate or smaller, such as beans, don't add these to the pan until 10 minutes before the end cook time. Add your vegetables to a pan large enough for all your ingredients
  4. Prepare the marinade, crush the garlic onto the meat, add tarragon, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper and sugar to the meat and rub into the incisions or the surface if it is pork.
  5. Add the meat to the pan and mix it all together with the vegetables. I find it easiest to just use my hands to do this.
  6. Place in oven and cook for 30 - 40 minutes, depending on how thick your meat is. Halfway through cooking, take the pan out and using a spoon, put some of the juices on the meat and vegetables. (basting). When the juices run clear from the meat (use a knife and test in the thickest part), it's done! Serve as it is, or with rice, cous cous, potatoes etc.
  7. If you are cooking baby potatoes, or thick vegetables, cover the pan with some foil and remove 10 minutes before the end to brown
Recipe Notes

Other marinade ideas:
Piri Piri Sauce / dry rub & Olive oil
Jerk Seasoning & olive oil (no need for salt)
Raspberry or cranberry jelly with mint leaves, honey and salt & pepper
A mixture of your favourite herbs or spices, with a squeeze of lemon, lime or orange juice

Meal In A Pan - What could be better than only one pan to wash? Yep, a great tasting dinner! Choose your favorite chicken pieces & veggies, add the flavorings and simply bake. | Lovefoodies.com

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    1. Hi Mary, I would suggest if you are using meat which can go dry, like chicken breast or pork tenderloin, I would cover with foil then 10 minutes before the end remove the foil. If it is meat on the bone, or a ‘fattier’ meat, there is no need to cover at all :) Enjoy!