Guest blogger Katie is the blogger behind Culinary Pirate, the innovative blog that captures Katie’s love for experimentation in the kitchen, travel and other fun related to food & drink.
There are some nights when most of us have a hankering to cook dinner for family or friends, wanting to make something savory and satisfying, but then we realize that making dinner also means dealing with dirty dishes afterward. If you’re anything like me, this is certainly a buzz kill. I enjoy making healthful and tasty dinners, but loathe the thought of having to scrub all of those pots pans directly following the meal. That’s why I adore one-pan meals: all ingredients are cooked (and sometimes even served in) the same pan. That means just one pan to clean.
Here’s a great option for an easy week night or weekend meal to share with your loved ones: one-pan roasted chicken thighs with onions, carrots, potatoes, and peas. While great on its own, I decided to kick up the flavor by using Stubb’s Smokehouse Bourbon Cookin’ Sauce Pack. I seasoned the chicken thighs with the Spice Pack, which is full of sea salt, garlic, ancho chile, before searing them, then simmered the chicken and vegetables in the smoky and savory Smokehouse Bourbon Sauce before placing the whole pan in the oven to finish cooking.
Besides being heartwarming and packed with flavor, the best part about this dish is that the only tools needed to make it are a large saute pan, tongs, aluminum foil (or a lid for the pan), and a serving utensil. That makes for one easy cleanup.
Add these ingredients to your shopping list the next time you’re grocery shopping and give this recipe a try. I guarantee that it won’t be the last time you whip it up.
Note: This recipe would also be great with any one of Stubb’s four Cookin’ Sauce Packs!