This past weeks we’ve received an order from Blue Apron. For those of you who haven’t heard of Blue Apron before, it is a nationwide delivery service that provides you with pre-proportioned meals and ingredients with cooking instructions on how to cook and prepare your meals. Me and Dominick tried out their two person meal plan that includes three dinners to make during the week, which is perfect since we get so busy during the week that we only really get to make dinner and sit down together about three times during the week anyway. So, I thought it would be fun to let you guys know how our experience using Blue Apron went and show you how easy it is so make such good, healthy dinners!
On the Menu: Lemon Chicken & Green Beans
Here is what we needed to use for our dinner (minus the chicken because it was thawing)
Our prep, which only took about 15 minutes.
We tossed the squash and potatoes in some olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper, then topped the squash with some minced garlic and parmesan cheese. Then we stuck it in the oven for about 20 minutes, rotating the pan half way through.
While those were in the oven, I boiled the green beans in salt water then cooled them in ice water until we were ready to use them later.
While the green beans were cooling and the chicken was done thawing, we seasoned it with some salt and pepper then cooked them on the stove until it was cooked all the way through, then set aside.
After the chicken was done, we used those cool green beans for our pan sauce. Leaving all the reserved fond from the chicken still in the pan, we added butter, flour, lemon zest, the juice from all four lemon wedges and added some water. Let it thicken for about 3 minutes and remove the green beans (trust me it tastes much better than it looks, haha).
Then its time to prepare your dish! We put our squash on the bottom, potatoes on top of that, added green beans, then put our chicken on. Next, take the pan sauce we used to finish cooking our green beans in to top off our dish for some added flavor. Garnish with the remaining cheese & enjoy !
Simple as that ! I am a very amateur cook and let me just say that anyone can make this and look like a pro. So far, our experience with Blue Apron has been nothing short of amazing. Easy, delicious dinners straight to our door saves us the hassle of trying to decide what to make and running to the store to search for ingredients. Definitely a must try!