Monday, December 5, 2022

The Best Italian Baked Chicken Ever

 Have you ever wanted to cook the same baked chicken over and over, because it’s just so good?! This is mine and I bet it will be your next best baked chicken. It doesn’t matter if you use breasts or thighs each are delicious. First and foremost please defrost your chicken and marinate it in Italian dressing over night. I just made sure it was submersed in a combination of vinegar, oil and Italian seasonings. Cover bowl and refrigerate 8-12 hours. Remember that 1 breast vs 2 thighs per person. Prep time 15 minutes. Cooking time 45 minutes in a 375 degree preheated oven. Servings: 2-4

In a 12x9 ovenproof baking dish coat with a nonstick spray. Place the chicken in the baking dish. That size baking dish would hold 4 breasts or thighs nicely. 

Topping Ingredients: 

1/2 cup mayonnaise 

1/2 cup plain whole milk yogurt 

1/2 tablespoon garlic powder 

1 cup fontina cheese grated, divided 

1/2 tablespoon Italian seasoning 

Salt and pepper, to taste

Mix all of the ingredients together with just half of the cheese. Poor over the chicken, then top with the remaining cheese and a tablespoon of Italian bread crumbs on each piece of chicken. Bake for 45 minutes in your 375 degree preheated oven and Enjoy! 

PS: Why Fontina cheese? You can substitute with provolone, Parmesan or mozzarella or a combination of these. Fontina is made from Italian cow’s milk..try it you’ll like it.