Making a Simple Dinner
Peaches are in season, and I am happy about it. I live in Texas and very close to where I live is a large producer of peaches! We also have a ton of pecan orchards around us too. Basically, this meal doesn’t get anymore local! I love that. I have envisioned us (but will never happen because I have two kids under three) going on a drive out of the city and picking up peaches off the side of the road at a farmers market and then gathering our own pecans at an orchard. For now I will just settle on a simple sheet pan dinner that takes less than thirty minutes to make.
We don’t do a ton of corn in my house, I am sure you have heard me talk about this, so I thought I would address it. Organic fresh corn doesn’t have a lot of the problems that corn products have. It is fresh and not processed. Fresh corn on the cob is very different than a bag of corn chips…. from plant, to process, to serve.
This recipe is: heart healthy, low calorie, sheet pan, and takes under thirty minutes to make.
Sheet Pan Dinner Recipe:
2 oz. chopped pecans
4 T balsamic vinegar (divided)
3 T avocado oil (divided)
2 ear corn
1 large peach
1 to 1 1/2 lb chicken breast tenders
How to Make it:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line your sheet pan with parchment paper.
Cut up the peaches into thin slices. Open the corn and cut it off the cob.
Toss the corn, peaches and pecans with half the avocado oil and balsamic vinegar. Put onto one side of the sheet pan.
Using the same bowl, put the chicken in with the remaining balsamic vinegar and avocado oil. Toss. Lay on the other half of the sheet pan.
Bake for 25 minutes. Serve.
Notes on Recipe:
Chicken tenders are just chicken breasts cut into tender sized pieces. This helps the chicken cook much faster, and makes for an easier time serving to children.
Kids do better with new foods if they are separated out, it doesn’t overwhelm their senses. So I just pull out a few peaches (which of course is their favorite) and set them separate.
Be sure and line your pan, vinegar can be so hard to clean up.