3-Ingredient Creamy Italian Chicken Recipe Is a Dinner Grand Slam by Donna John
My three-ingredient baked Caesar chicken recipe was such a hit, I decided to try it with another type of salad dressing. Creamy Italian salad dressing was definitely the right choice. Creamy Italian dressing added not only creaminess but twang to this easy baked chicken recipe.
All you need for this creamy Italian chicken dinner is bone-in chicken thighs (or whatever pieces you like), a bottle of creamy Italian salad dressing and grated Parmesan cheese. The chicken is seasoned with salt and black pepper, and then coated with the Italian dressing. Bake the chicken until done (165 degrees F internal temperature) and then top with some grated Parmesan and parsley flakes, if desired. You could omit the Parmesan and parsley flakes and just use the salad dressing, but the cheese especially adds a little extra something to the chicken.
Serve this baked chicken recipe with a grain, vegetable, salad or your favorite side dishes. I served mine with quinoa and fresh English peas. The sauce it forms at the bottom of the pan would be delicious over rice or potatoes.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes (approximately)
Total Time: 45 minutes
- 4 - 6 bone-in chicken thighs (or your favorite chicken pieces)
- 1 bottle (8 ounces) creamy Italian salad dressing (I used Wish-Bone Creamy Italian Dressing)
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- parsley flakes (optional)
Here's how to make it:
- Put the chicken into a baking dish. Season with salt and pepper on both sides. Pour the dressing over the chicken, coating both sides.
- Bake in a preheated 375-degree F oven for about 40 minutes or until chicken is cooked through (165 degrees F internal temperature). (The cooking time will depend on how big your chicken pieces are.)
- Top each piece of chicken with a little grated Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle with parsley flakes, if desired. Bake a couple more minutes to melt the cheese.
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