I’ve been asked a few times if I ever just cook an easy meal. The answer is = All of the time. Here’s a quick and easy way to spruce up your chicken and store-bought stuffing. Nothing fancy, just pure yumminess.
Baked Chicken Ingredients:
- 4 chicken thighs, bone-in, skin-on
- Italian salad dressing
This is so simple it’s crazy that I had never heard of it until Mark’s sister told me about the way she baked her chicken.
In a plastic zip lock baggy place the chicken thighs and enough Italian salad dressing to coat them. Marinate them in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours. I let mine sit all day until we get home to begin fixing dinner.
Preheat the oven to 400.
Line the bottom of your broiler pan with foil and spray the top with Pam Spray. Place the marinated chicken thighs on the broiler pan and bake for 50 to 60 minutes. Let rest for about 5 minutes before serving.
I love stuffing, but the homemade process for my favorite recipe takes to long when I haven’t planned on making it ahead of time. This is how I spruce up a box of Stovetop Stuffing Mix.
- 1 box of Stovetop Stuffing Mix, cornbread or regular (Use the measurement for 4 servings)
- 1/2 a carrot, diced
- 1/2 a celery stalk, diced
- 1/4 onion, diced
- 1 clove garlic, diced
Follow the directions on the Stuffing Mix box for serving 4. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat, then add the carrot, celery, onion and garlic, saute until soft and fragrant. Add the water and bring to a boil as per the boxed recipe. Once boiling add the Stuffing Mix, stir, cover and set aside for 5 minutes.