Looking for a quick and easy dish to serve on a busy night? This Italian Chicken uses bottled salad dressing as the secret ingredient for a yummy chicken dinner.
There’s nothing worse than wrestling with the “What’s for dinner?” question at the end of the day. While many of us don’t mind so much actually doing the cooking, the decision making part is sometimes too much at the end of a long day.
This recipe for Italian Chicken can be cooked in either the oven if you’re starting it at the end of the day, or in the slow cooker if you want to let it cook all day while you’re out and about. It’s delicious either way.
Italian Chicken Recipe
- 1 1/2 pounds chicken pieces we prefer to remove the skin
- 1 bottle prepared Italian salad dressing shake well
- salt & pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray 9×13 pan with nonstick spray.
Put chicken pieces in 9×13 pan, salt and pepper to taste.
Pour bottle of Italian dressing over chicken pieces and cover with aluminum foil.
Bake approximately 1 hour till chicken pieces are done.
That’s a pretty simple recipe, isn’t it?
Now if you prefer to make this recipe in your slow cooker you’d simply add your chicken pieces to the pot, pour the Italian dressing over it, and set your cooker on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 4 to 6 hours. Then when you walked in the door in the evening your dinner would be ready and waiting for you to serve.
Now I mentioned that I don’t really mind doing the actual work involved in cooking – especially when it isn’t any harder than this recipe. What I’ve always despised is walking in the door at the end of the day and then having to make a decision about what to cook.
Which is why I’ve always been a fan of meal planning and copying off the recipes I find online.
Make your own recipe binder
To make saving online recipes easier – and neater – I’ve created a recipe binder you can print out and then when you print off a recipe you find online, you just add it to a plastic sheet protector to keep it safe from spills and splatters. You’ll find a variety of category dividers so you can create a recipe binder that’s tailor-made for you.