Quick Dinner: 3 Dish Fancy Looking Dinner in a Pinch!

Friday night I found myself in a hurry to get dinner on the table before we left for a special meeting at church. Within 30 mins – I had a 3 course meal on the table that looked and tasted great! Here is what I did.

Seasoned Potatoes, Pesto Chicken with a side of Carrots



Seasoned Potatoes

I used a  Pampered Chef blend. Mrs. Dash also works great for this dish.
  • Olive Oil- 1/4 cup
  • Red Skin Potatoes- 1 lb
  • Water- 3 cups
  • Seasoning  1/8 cup (Mrs. Dash or Pampered Chef)
  1. Add Water to pot, bring to boil.
  2. Add potatoes and return to boil
  3. Boil potatoes for 8 mins
  4. Remove from water, cut in half. Toss with oil and seasoning.
  5. Place in a baking dish and bake at 375• until tender.



Pesto Chicken

Make your own Pesto ahead or use store bought. I love this spicy one!


  • Jar of Pesto
  • Chicken Tenderloins (I prefer tenderloins because they are small and cook faster)


  1. Place thawed chicken tenderloins on a baking sheet.
  2. Dump a jar of pesto sauce on the chicken. Spread in an even layer.
  3. Bake at 375• until chicken is cooked thoroughly. (about 20-30 mins depending on the thickness of the chicken)

*Adopted from this recipe

Vegetable (Your choice)

I always have bags of frozen veggies in the freezer. They work great when you are in a hurry but want a balanced meal.
  • Water
  • Frozen Veggie Bag
  1. While everything is in the oven, cook the vegetables according to the directions.
  2. Bring water to boil, add frozen vegetables, return to boil. Simmer with lid for 8 mins.



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