From Frozen to table in 20 minutes! This easy Italian Baked Chicken is made from 5 ingredients and frozen chicken! No need to thaw!
What is for dinner tonight? A common question asked every day in almost every household! And some days I’m just not in the mood for making a big meal. Sometimes I just want an easy recipe that takes very little time! But I don’t want to sacrifice nutrition or flavor! So I turn to our easy 5 ingredients Italian baked chicken recipe!
It is perfect for those nights when you have very little time to make dinner; or when you forget to take the meat out of the freezer. Plus it is a big hit with the husband and the children; allowing for great flavor!
But it is still made from natural and healthy ingredients to keep everybody healthy! It is also diabetic friendly, weight loss friendly, and kid friendly.
And best of all our Italian baked chicken only requires five simple ingredients. These are simple items that are common staples in our kitchen. I don’t have to go on a special shopping trip for this dish.
Italian Baked Chicken Ingredients:
- Frozen Boneless and skinless Chicken Breasts
- Olive Oil
- Seasoned Salt
- Italian Seasonings
- Garlic Pepper (optional)
The trick is the type of Chicken you use. I used to use Chicken Tenderloins because they were thinner and already portioned for me. But the brands changed how they packaged them and they started to have too many tough spots or tendons in the chicken that made chewing unpleasant.
Now I get all my chicken from Zaycon Foods. I buy in bulk the chicken breasts. Then I portion some out and freeze as regular Chicken Breasts. And then others I slice into thinner chicken sections so they mimic Chicken Tenderloins. I Freeze the Chicken in meal portions so I can quickly grab a bag and go.
The Zaycon Chicken has a much better texture, no chewy tendons and is much fresher. They come straight from the Farm and are never frozen. So I’m the first one to freeze the chicken! It really makes a difference in the dish.
Italian Baked Chicken Directions:
Then sprinkle with Seasoned Salt. Again not a lot. Simply sprinkle it on the chicken until there is a light dusting on the frozen chicken tenderloins.
Repeat the same dusting of spices with the Italian Seasonings and the garlic pepper. The garlic pepper is really optional.
We have made this Italian baked chicken both with and without the Garlic pepper. It turns out great both times. So if you don’t have any don’t worry too much. But it does add some great flavor. So if you have some on hand, definitely sprinkle it on!
Bake oven for 20-25 minutes. Then check to ensure the center is thoroughly cooked. You can also do this same recipe with whole frozen chicken breasts, but you will need to increase the cooking time.
If the chicken breasts are too large, though, it does begin to dry out before they are thoroughly cooked. If you have an average size chicken breast it will usually take about 30-40 minutes.
- Frozen Chicken breast tenderloins
- olive oil
- Seasoned Salt
- Garlic Pepper
- Italian Seasonings
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees
- Place frozen chicken in glass baking dish
- Drizzle lightly with olive oil
- Sprinkle on Seasoned salt, Garlic pepper, and Italian seasonings.
- Baked for 20-25 minutes
- Check center to ensure thoroughly cooked.
- Serve with your favorite Vegetables and low carb side dish.
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What side dishes would you use with our Easy Italian Baked Chicken recipe?
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