What’s For Dinner? One Dish Italian Chicken Bake

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I’ve been so fortunate this week to have lots of friends ideas to help with recipes, which has made my job of menu planning so much easier.  (I love having other folks watching the sales ads for deals too!)  My friend Shannon sent over this recipe, and it was another easy recipe that works out great with this week’s sales ad at Publix , and the entire recipe cost our family less than $6. . . WOOHOO!  Here’s how to cook it up in your kitchen . . .

 

One Dish Italian Chicken Bake 

 

Ingredients

  1. 4 bone-in chicken pieces, 2-3 lbs. total Chicken Leg Quarters, $.99/lb at Publix or $.90/lb. at Winn Dixie
  2. 1 1/2 lb. baking potatoes (about 3), cut into very thin slices (I used my apple peeler to peel and slice these!) Idaho Potatoes, 5-lb bag, $2.99 at Publix or 10 lb Bag $3.99 at Kroger
  3. 1/2 cup Italian Dressing
  4. 1/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese Publix Shredded Parmesan Cheese, 6-oz pkg – $3.49, or use regular grated Parmesan (that’s what we used, but I do think the fresh Parmesan would have been so good)
  5. 1 tsp. Italian Seasoning If you’re low on seasonings, our local Aldi’s carries many spicesfor just $1!

Directions

  1. Marinate chicken in Italian dressing, 3-4 hours, or overnight.
  2. Peel and cut potatoes into very thin wedges.  (If they’re not cut thinly enough, they won’t have enough time to cook through.)
  3. Mix together chicken (with marinade) and potatoes.  Sprinkle with Parmesan & Italian Seasoning, cover with foil.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, until chicken is done (reaching 165 degrees), uncovering after the first thirty minutes.
Serve with . . . 
  • Fresh Express Salad Blends or Salad Kit BOGO $3.99 at Publix
  • $.55/2 Pictsweet 2/13/11 SS at Publix

 

(I had to share a sneak peek of this week’s Friday Fluff Up project as it was in the background of my picture tonight. . . stop back Friday for more details!)

 

 

Recipe adapted from Kraft Recipes.  Thanks to I Heart Publix for the coupon matchups, and visit $5 Dinner Mom for more bargain meal deals.  If you need a little more menu inspiration, check out the Recipe Index

 

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Comments

  1. Can’t wait to try this recipe. There so much going on at my house right now and the budget doesn’t allow for eating out (not to mention how unhealthy fast food is!) so this will be perfect! Can’t wait for Friday to get your insturctions on the “fluff project!” Love the Give THanks! I appreciate you and all that you share with us! thanks for blessing our family!

    • This was great because it really was so simple Susan (cooking a big meal at our house with lots of work just doesn’t happen with so many busy nights!) I hope you all like it, eating out has gotten so expensive for us too!

      Thanks so much for your encouragement Susan . . . you made my morning! :)

  2. We just had this for dinner last night, too, and my husband was thrilled that I made a homemade dinner. If he only knew how little effort I put into making it. I used a mandoline to slice the potatoes so even cutting the potatoes went quickly!

    • Great idea for cutting them Carrie! So glad you liked it – it really was so simple and tasted like it was way more work than it was. Thanks for letting me know! :)

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