Simple Garlicky Chicken

Years ago, my mom sent me and Hubby, well, really, HUBBY, a set of Mr. Food Cookbooks that she saw on QVC … of course, that should have been my FIRST sign that she was getting sucked in to the “we are your friends here at QVC” mindset (that’s for another post but you do realize a LOT of lonely, elderly people are major QVC shop a holics, rights??) … and this particular book is called “Mr. Food Cooks Chicken“. Yeah, simple, huh?

But I love Art Ginsburg! He was a local celebrity here in Fort Lauderdale! I don’t think my mom knew that but regardless … it was really kind of cool, the cookbook, that is.

All his recipes are SIMPLE and do not require a ton of ingredients … not really gourmet, but yet, there is something about them that just makes me glad I did the easy thing and pulled out one of HIS cookbooks … which is where this recipe comes from. Do you see that list of ingredients? Uh huh, simple!

I use the mayo that I make from scratch, which you can find the recipe and specific instructions here, and hopefully, will sort of redeem myself of using a bottled zesty italian from Publix … I know, the stuff is easy to make too, but if I wanted to do complete, from scratch cooking, I’d not be using this cookbook!

So … here’s how I do it …

1 cup mayo
1 cup italian dressing
2 cloves of minced garlic
1 tsp italian seasoning
1 tsp brown seasoning sauce (kitchen bouquet)
4 boneless skinless chicken breast
chopped parsley for garnish, if desired

Mix everything together except chicken in a baking dish.

Toss the chicken breast on top of the marinade and flip over, using a pastry brush or back of spoon to spread the sauce all over.

Let sit for 30 minutes or so (if this wigs you out, cover and put in fridge).

 Bake at 350 for about 30 to 45 minutes til chicken is cooked.
Now, you can go ahead and use the sauce that’s been made in the pan to top the chicken when serving but personally, THAT wigs me out so I don’t. Hubby does and he’s never had any issues. I’d say the stuff is cooked and de-contaminated … but don’t take MY word for it! If you really wanted to be safe, you could always pour the sauce in a sauce pan and then bring gentle boil and then serve it over the top.
Grab your favorite (or not, in my case) veggie to serve alongside and you are good to go!
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10 thoughts on “Simple Garlicky Chicken

  1. This sounds like such a delicious dish. Mayonnaise keeps meat so moist when you cook it and I like the other flavours in the dish as well. Thank you for sharing your Simple Garlicky Chicken with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.


  2. I love simple, but sometimes I get caught up in the fancy shmancy dinners. I need to check out your home made mayo! Thank you for coming by foodie friday


  3. I surf blogger's \”next-blog\” and feature them on a Sat nite. Your garlicky chicken got to me. Yum. I featured you as one of my top 5 finds.


  4. Mmmmm sounds yummy! Ixam always looking for new chicken recipes, and I like that you make your own Mayo!Thanks for linking up to the Crafty Thursday Obsessions linky party! Hope to see you back this week 🙂


  5. Good Morning,Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a lovely week and come back soon!Miz Helen


  6. I love recipes that only require a few ingredients! Thanks for sharing your chicken with the Hearth and Soul Hop


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  9. Sometimes simple is best. It reminds me of something my Mom use to make. Delicious. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Recipes.


  10. Looks good! My dad loves to marinate everything in Italian salad dressing. I'll have to make this for him. Thank you for linking this week w/ See Ya in the Gumbo.


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