I love baked chicken breasts, but I don’t like to fry them. It’s because the chunks are sometimes big and I usually just fried chicken thighs, thighs and wings. White meat seems better to me baked or marinated in sauce. Here is a simple recipe you can try for baked chicken breasts.
I don’t like the Thousand Island dressing on salads. For me, it’s too heavy and I like a light dressing or vinaigrette to top my lettuce. I had a bottle of Thousand Island dressing in the fridge and I didn’t want to waste it and I didn’t know what to do with it. Since I had some chicken breasts, I decided to use the dressing to marinate the meat for the best flavor. You can’t go wrong with this recipe, and the result is a delicious taste.
3 to 4 chicken breasts (I used bone-in)
1 cup light Thousand Island dressing
1 tablespoon cajun seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste
Turn on the oven and set it to 350 degrees. Wash the chicken and pat dry. I’m not a salt enthusiast, and I didn’t actually use salt for this recipe as the dressing is high in sodium, but if you like salt then you have more power. I used cajun seasoning for the chicken making sure to season both sides. Place the breasts in a casserole meat side up and pour the dressing over the chicken. Pepper sauce and chicken well. Make sure you use enough sauce to cover the meat completely. You can put it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour or put it directly in the oven. I marinate the chicken for about an hour before placing it in the oven. Take out of the fridge and pour a little sauce over the chicken breasts. If you put them directly in the oven, you can skip that step as the meat would cook in all the sauce. Place the casserole in the oven and bake for 45 minutes. Remove from the oven to check for doneness and sometimes I flip the chicken in the saucepan. These chicken breasts will be juicy and flavorful, and all you really need is the dressing to make them taste good. I also like to marinate the chicken fillets in the dressing, then dredge them in flour and fry them.