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Two Ingredient + 30 Minute Zesty Italian Chicken

Two Ingredient + 30 Minute Zesty Italian Chicken

There’s so much working, bill paying, and Instagram scrolling — the demands are truly endless.

But somewhere between my marginal responsibilities, I like to make time to eat. Specifically: Cook. And when I do, I prefer my meals to be fast, flavorful, and most importantly: hella efficient.

So with just two ingredients, it doesn’t get much simpler than this zesty Italian chicken. And it bakes in just 30 minutes.

Two Ingredient + 30 Minute Zesty Italian Chicken

Two Ingredient + 30 Minute Zesty Italian Chicken

 

Two Ingredient + 30 Minute Zesty Italian Chicken

Growing up my mom used to make this recipe frequently, so I’ve been enjoying it for ages. You start by salt & peppering boneless, skinless chicken tenders inside a baking dish, then pouring over with Wish-Bone Zesty Italian Dressing. Marinate for 30 minutes (or all day, if you prep this in the morning before work!) then bake for 30 minutes more.

In no time, this flavorful, low-carb dinners comes together in a cinch.

Two Ingredient + 30 Minute Zesty Italian Chicken

This dish can easily be scaled down just for two, but I’d strongly suggest taking the big-batch approach and make this as directed, with a whole pound of chicken. Not only do leftovers heat up seamlessly even days after cooking (plus still taste crazy amazing), but this is just TOO easy not to make in bulk. Like, you should be eating something this simple all. the. time., so go ahead and make a whole bunch.

Two Ingredient + 30 Minute Zesty Italian Chicken

I like to pair this with a simple steamed veggie and a side of rice or quinoa, but if you’ve got some leftover mashed potatoes, pasta, or just want to double-down on your veg game? Go right ahead, this chicken teams nicely with pretty much anything. And when this becomes your new weekly, go-to, gotta-have-it dish?

Yes, you can absolutely come back and thank me.

Two-Ingredient + 30 Minute Zesty Italian Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Boneless/Skinless Chicken Breasts or Tenders
  • a few pinches Sea Salt & Coarse Black Peppercorn
  • 1 cup Light Italian Dressing (I used Wish-Bone)
  • Extra dressing for serving (optional)

Directions:

  1. On cutting board lightly season chicken with salt & pepper on either side. Next, using a fork poke holes into each breast/tender, about 5 – 6 per piece (eye ball it depending on thickness). Transfer chicken to oven-safe baking dish, then pour over with Italian dressing – Place in refrigerator to marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 400F.
  3. When ready, bake chicken for 30 minutes until completely cooked and no pink parts remain. Drizzle over with sauce from pan, then immediately plate and serve. Pair with extra dressing on the side if desired.

Two-Ingredient + 30 Minute Zesty Italian Chickenenjoy! x

Two-Ingredient + 30 Minute Zesty Italian Chicken! this dinner is perfect for when you need to eat healthy in a pinch, it's so fast and easy!!