When I was growing up, my mom was rarely in the kitchen. The woman hates to cook! So when she did light up the oven, I knew baked chicken would be on the table within the hour. Her concept was so simple I had forgotten about it until now. I guess I saw it as a cop out while I have been trying to work my way through Bon Appetit recipes and impress my BF.
But sometimes I just don’t have the time (or patience) to go through a lengthy process. One night last week when I was scrambling to put something on the table, Mom’s old faithful baked chicken came to mind. I took out two boneless, skinless chicken breasts, covered them marinara sauce and baked those babies for about 3o minutes. Voila, a delicious dinner. Two nights later I did the same thing with Goode Company BBQ sauce. Same dish, different flavor, new dinner :)
You can pull this off with ANY sauce, soup, or spread you want. Mom loved doing it with Campbell’s mushroom soup. I can’t think of anything that wouldn’t work honestly.