Chicken and Vegetable Bake

Today I hang my head in shame and present you with a dish without butter. Without heavy cream. Without Parmigiano-Reggiano . It is not secret that I love my butter and I love my heavy cream. But last night I got a wild hair up my ass and decided to forgo the fat. I just threw what I had on hand in a casserole and baked up a delicious and HEALTHY dinner. My husband even commented that this was probably the healthiest dinner I had ever made. This dish is Soooooo versatile. Add what ever veggies you have on hand and it would be fine. Mushrooms, carrots,yellow squash etc. would have been great. But what you see in the picture is all I had to throw in. Quick and easy, yep sure was!

Chicken and Vegetable Bake
1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken boobs, cut into 1″ cubes
2 zucchini, cut into 1″ cubes
1 onion, roughly chopped
2 tomatoes(I am digging Ugly ripe right now), roughly chopped
Olive oil
5 or so sage leaves
Sprig rosemary
Thyme(about 1 tsp)
Garlic Powder
Kosher Salt and pepper
Balsamic Vinegar(a few shakes)
Preheat oven to 400
In large bowl toss all ingredients (except tomatoes) including herbs and spices with olive oil.
Put in casserole dish and add tomatoes.
Bake for 30 minutes
**again add what ever veggies you have on hand*


  1. 1

    Roasted veggies are my favorite. I try not to think about how healthy it is! Thanks for the great recipe!

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    Sometimes you just don't need all the heavy fat to have a delicious meal – especially when you use fresh and tasty ingredients. Looks great Leslie!

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    Michele says:

    Chicken Boobs! HAHAHA! This looks like a delicious dish and I don't think it matters that it's healthy, it's still great!

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    This sounds SO good right now! All my favorite veggies!

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    Leslie M. says:

    Hiya Les…. I am sooo gonna make this with Naked Quorn Cutlets (naked Quorn boobs)

    OMG.. Am I rubbing off on you.. Veggies no Butter.. no fat? Next you will be eating Boca Burgers on whole wheat light buns and.. OMG! hahaha
    You Rock!

    You just make me LAUGH!
    The other Les,

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    Who needs cream when you have all those fresh and vibrant veggies? This looks amazing!

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    I would kill for that right now, I would kill to have someone come and cook for me! Simple roasted foods are as good as it can get, comforting is the word I want!

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    Even without lot's of fat it looks really good. I love roasted veggies.

  9. 9

    This looks fantastic. If my oven ever gets fixed I'll be trying this one. Unless I can figure out how to make it in packets of foil and use my gas grill …… mmmm that might work. Thanks

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    Donna-FFW says:

    Sounds perfectly delicious. I love one dish simple meals like this!!

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    oh I love cooking with that balsamic vinegar–that coating it makes is perfect.

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    Oh I have GOT to try this. It looks so beautiful with all it's different colors. I love veggies!

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    Kerstin says:

    I roasted potatos and veggies! Great idea to add chicken and all those spices and make it a meal. It looks so colorful and delicious!

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    Alyssa Goodnight says:

    This looks fantastically delicious and healthy and colorful. But my husband is somewhat of a vegetable-phobe. I don't know what I'd put in there besides potatoes and carrots–and what's the fun in that?? Although I could sneak a few veggies in on my side of the dish…

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    I love roasted veggies , I bet this was fantastic!

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    Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer says:

    What a great idea. You did not compromise one bit of flavor!! Summer season is here and well we all know what that means!!

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    MaryBeth says:

    This looks so healthy and delish…. I am not a veggie person as we all know but I really think I could enjoy this dish, Thanks Leslie!!!

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    I love roasted veggies, this look delicious and healthy!

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    I love roasted vegies so…yum! But I think I would have buttery garlic bread on the side. Just to keep the arteries from going into shock.

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    Chef Fresco says:

    Haha nice! Looks great! I'd probably had to throw some cheese on top though πŸ™‚

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    Calm In The Kitchen says:

    I hope you had a HUGE dessert to celebrate your healthy meal!

    This looks delicious and definitely open to adaptation which ROCKS.

    πŸ˜‰ amy

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    JennyMac says:

    It's okay…*patting Leslie on the head" we still love you without the butter! It's totally ok to mix it up….the good, the bad and the EVIL for recipes! Besides, lovely fresh and healthy recipes like this makes it totally ok to have an EVIL slice of chocolate cake without guilt later on RIGHT?

    I totally love recipes using 'veggies you have on hand' recipes! High five sistah!

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    Dhanggit says:

    well from time to time we need healthy dishes hahahaha!! I'm kiddin we need all those fat and loaded on calories recipe coming πŸ™‚ but i love this veggie darling!! yum

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    "1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken boobs"

    BAHAHAHA! You crack me up πŸ™‚

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    Cristine says:

    Looks and sounds fantastic! YUM YUM!

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    Katrina says:

    That may be the funniest thing I've ever heard–chicken boobs! I've heard it before, probably even said it before, but I guess I've never seen it written in a recipe before. Thanks for today's laugh!
    And the dish looks and sounds yummy!

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    I roast veggies like this all the time but never thought to add chicken

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    noble pig says:

    Yeah sometimes you don't need the butta'! Looks yummy.

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    healthy but still completely appealing and drool-worthy. in other words, this is a winner-winner chicken dinner. (thank you, guy fieri.) πŸ™‚

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    Bridgett says:

    Leslie, this is a winner! I am always looking out for those one dish meals but I swear there must be some kind of conspiracy to add loads of cheese, a cream sauce and a pound of butter! Those are great for a special occasion but I definitely will be trying your heathy version.
    How are you guys, by the way? Still working?

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    Kristen says:

    That looks awesome! Perfect dish for an upcoming dinner party we are having. May have to try this!

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    Ooh this sounds great. You could always serve it with some buttermilk mashed potatoes to even the score!

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    pigpigscorner says:

    So colourful! I love dishes like this. It's nice to have a break from fatty foods every now and then.

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    I love roasted veggies…this looks divine!

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    Roasted anything is the bomb! Your dish looks fabulous. I love my fat, too, so thank goodness my hubby loves'em fat. LOL! ; )

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    So summery fresh and delicious!

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    Run DMT says:

    I made something very similar last week minus the chicken. I used the juice of a whole lemon instead of balsamic vinegar. Marinated a bunch of chunky veggies in it for about 20-30 minutes and then broiled it on the oven- red onion, zucchini, yellow squash, baby bellas and eggplant. Served it with some Cuban bread for a veggie sandwich. So delicious!

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    I love roasted veggies and simple one dish meals are the best!

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    I made this tonight and couldn't believe that my 5 yo son ate every last bite on his plate! We loved it! Thank You!

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    ***Jamie H.*** Thank you so very much for letting my know you tried this and you family liked it!!!!

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    Hi! No idea if you’ll get this comment as I notice the recipe was posted years ago, but I came across it last night and fell in love! Wow it was tasty! The veggies I added were sweet potatoes, mushrooms, red onion, broccoli, carrots, snow peas, and 2 cloves garlic. Also kinda played with your spices because I didn’t have those either…just stuck with chicken spices and eyeballed measurements! Anyway, it turned out amazing! So easy and a new favourite! Thank you πŸ™‚