This might be one of my MOST-FAVORITE one pan bakes ever. And I mean ever. Evereverever.
Because I mean, that cheese.
Look at that cheese. You’d never guess what kind of cheese it is! How about, HAVARTI.
Didn’t see that coming, did you? That’s how I do. All the surprises.
First of all, this recipe takes like, 10 minutes to pull together. You dice chicken, you cut up a bell, you hack into a pepper, and you rip up some broccoli. And it feels really good.
The PIZAZZ (<–why) comes from this tasty little concoction you just whipped together, with dried Italian seasoning, olive oil, garlic and onion powder, and a pinch of salt and pepper. It’s this magical combo that takes plain ol’ chicken and veggies and makes it ORBITALLY RIDIC.
I’m getting a giant squiggly line under both of those words, but I’m so giddy about this I don’t even care.
You’ll toss the diced chicken in the Italian sauce mix thingy.
And we won’t discuss how many food blog rules I’m breaking right now showing you raw chicken. That’s how I do. All the rule breaking. All the surprises and the rule breaking.
Theeen nestle the chicken and veggieroos in a casserole dish and try and get a little bit of that Italian sauce mix thingy on the veggies! Just a little smooch here and there. No bigs.
Finally, sprinkle the grated Havarti over the whole dish and bake it, ohhhh – 30 to 40 minutes. (I accidentally typed 230 minutes. Bake it for 230 minutes. That’s how I do. All the mistakes. All the surprises and the rule breaking and the mistakes.)
It’s so simple but GIANT in flavor. That Havarti, man, with its buttery yet acidic tones just MAKES this meal surprisingly scrumptious. Especially all kissy kissy with that Italian sauce mix thingy. I’m like, salivating just remembering the memories. Which is redundant. Never mind.
It’s kid-friendly, it’s weeknight-friendly, it’s waistline-friendly, and it’s tongue-party-town-friendly.
I mentioned that cheese, right? I mean…
Havarti! Who knew?
(This post is definitely in partnership with Roth Cheeses. But all cheese inhalings and ramblings are totally my own. We coo?)