So, the whole cut-up chicken was on sale and you bought some, but now you’re not sure what you want to do with it. I have something really easy and tasty. :) It takes only 10-20 min to prepare and you’re done.
Rinse off the chicken and pat it dry with paper towels, then toss it into a big bowl. Pick out your favorite salad dressing. Pour about a half cup of dressing over the chicken, and with your big spatula or wooden spoon, mix until all the pieces are evenly coated. Place skin side up into a glass 10×13 baking dish and bake at 350° for 90-120 min.
You can also pour some fresh dressing into a separate bowl and use as a dipping sauce if you want after the chicken is cooked.
This has so many variations it’s not even funny, so you can always have something “new” even though it’s the same old chicken.
Some that I’ve tried:
- Ranch dressing with some chili powder and parsley (or without the chili powder if you don’t care for it)
- Blue Cheese dressing
- Mandarin Orange dressing – next time I think I’ll add some canned mandarin oranges to it, or drained crushed pineapple
- Miracle Whip (or mayonnaise) with about a half cup of parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning
- Honey Mustard dressing
- Creamy Italian dressing
The leftovers from this are great in a cold lunch the next day, too. 🙂