Many of our guests at The Good Cooking Store ask the staff to recommend a cookbook from the Fix-It and Forget-It cookbook series. Tina, our assistant manager, usually refers them to Fix-It and Forget-It 5-Ingredient Favorites. Here is one of her favorite recipes from this cookbook.
The recipe is about as easy as they come: gather the three ingredients, cut up the chicken, mix everything together, and sprinkle on some cheese. But the amazing taste will fool anyone. It’s hard to believe that the great combination of flavors is created with just three simple ingredients that you likely already have in your home!
The recipe suggests serving the chicken over rice, but Tina also uses noodles or couscous as alternatives. One more thing: it is very easy to adjust the recipe—by enlarging it or reducing it—to fit the number of people you are feeding.
Zesty Italian Chicken
Makes 4 to 6 servings
Fix-It and Forget-It 5-Ingredient Favorites, page 59
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 4 to 8 hours
Ideal slow cooker size: 4-qt.
2-3 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
16-oz bottle Italian dressing
¼ cup Parmesan cheese
1. Place chicken in bottom of slow cooker and pour dressing over chicken. Stir together gently.
2. Sprinkle cheese on top.
3. Cover and cook on High for 4 hours, or on Low for 8 hours, or until chicken is tender but not dry.
4. Serve over cooked rice, along with extra sauce from the chicken.