Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Day 360: Marinated Baked Chicken

I have to admit, this was one of those meals where I threw together what I had in the fridge and pantry just so we could eat something.  I really didn't plan ahead.  Actually, we were lucky to have something to eat!  But it turned out well.  I served this chicken with a green salad, baked spaghetti squash and pumpkin scones (which I'll post later this afternoon) and it made a tasty meal.  I didn't marinate my chicken because I was running behind lazy.

Marinated Baked Chicken
12" dutch oven

1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
1/2 cup soy sauce
6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. onion powder

Combine all the ingredients except the chicken and set aside 1/4 cup.  Place the remaining 3/4 cup into a resealable plastic bag.  Add the chicken and marinate in the refrigerator at least 4 hours. Drain the chicken, discarding the marinade.  Place the chicken in a greased dutch oven and bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until juices run clear.  Use 1 1/2 rings on top and 1 ring on the bottom.  Brush the chicken with the reserved marinade several times during baking.  Serves 6.

The Finished Product

The Review

I really wish I'd marinated the chicken.  It had such good flavor, I can only imagine how much better it would have tasted if I'd made it properly.  Funny how that works!  :)  The meat was so tender that we could cut it with a fork.  This is very simple and easy and yummy.  Even my little kids liked it. We gave this a B+.


  1. Toni
    Thank you for sharing with us for the past year. I have learned several things and also enjoyed many of the recipes posted. Plus you have inspired me. While not guaranteeing that I will be able to match 365, I am going to attempt a minimum of 5 days per week for 2011. As you have I will be blogging my results-the good the bad and the burnt!
    George from WI

  2. George let us know where to follow you as you write about your cookings.

  3. If you're dutch oven cooking there won't be much of the burnt! I've never used such a forgiving cooking method. Email me your blog address and I'll add a link on mine. I'm all for promoting both the psychological and health benefits of big black pots!

  4. I would like to invite all of you to check out my blog of 1 1/2 years now. I only post now and then, but almost every week. We are a chapter of I.D.O.S. and there is a like here on Toni's blog. " Toni you have done a fantastic job, May you be blessed for all you have done.
    Ron Clanton
    The Outlaw Gourmet.

  5. That was a LINK not like. I must have fat fingers or some thing. I don"t do much better on my blog. Ha.Ha. (or lol)

  6. Thanks for the encouragement everyone! I have received several comments and emails offering encouragement. I look forward to the journey. Talked with my wife last night and her first thoughts were "outside? You hate winter!" then I explained myself and she is all for it.
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