Saturday, April 15, 2017

Three Recipes with Only Four Ingredients Each

Three Recipes with Only Four Ingredients Each

Our favorite chicken recipe for busy times 
Searching for some easy, quick recipes for Easter weekend or Mother's Day? Here are three recipes with only four ingredients each! A main dish, a salad, and a gelatin dessert to help you save time cooking, so you can spend more time with those you love...

Jeanette's Secret Recipe for Chicken Chests:

4 boneless skinless chicken chest halves (1 lb.)
1 cup Italian salad dressing
2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup Italian seasoned croutons, crushed

Place chicken in a greased 9-in square baking dish. 
Drizzle with salad dressing. 
Roll chests in crushed croutons and sprinkle with cheese. 
Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until chicken juices run clear. Yield: 4 servings.

If you wonder why we call them Chicken Chests instead of Breasts, see my book Two Scoops of Grace with Chuckles on Top and read the chapter entitled Can Preachers Have Sex on Sundays?

crunchy, sweet and tangy
Easy Peasy Cheesy Salad:

1 bag (20-26 oz.) frozen peas
1 cup light mayonnaise
8 oz. mild or sharp cheddar cheese, cubed
1 tsp. season salt

Mix frozen peas and cheese cubes,
Toss with mayonnaise.
Add season salt.
Refrigerate till ready to serve. (You may add chopped fresh onions if your family likes them). Yield: 6-8 servings.

Fruity Easter Cake:
Before baking

1 large can fruit cocktal
1 box yellow or white cake mix
1 cube of butter or margarine
1 (8 oz.) tub of whipped dairy topping

DO NOT DRAIN fruit cocktail. Pour fruit cocktail into bottom of 9 x 13-inch baking pan.
Dump dry cake mix onto fruit cocktail, spreading evenly over top.
Slice butter or margarine and distribute over the top of the dry cake mix.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until cake has soaked up liquid from fruit cocktail.

When ready to serve, top with whipped dairy topping. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Do you have a favorite recipe that makes holidays simpler? 

Happy Jesus' Resurrection Day! May the Lord bless you from your tippy toes to your polka dot hair bows!


  1. Thank you for sharing these recipes, Jen! Will have to try them. :) Have a blessed weekend!

  2. All of these sound good. I like the chicken chests. How funny and imaginative you are! Have a blessed Easter as well! I didn't do any baking til afternoon tomorrow. I have a marionberry strudel to bake we bought awhile back and froze it. It's now time to eat it. I did bake banana bread though. Take care!

  3. Thank you for these recipes. If Martha of Bethany had done these, she would not have been distracted from what Jesus was telling those assembled for meals at her house. We have had ham for Easter, this is not a usual year for us. It will be "catch as catch can."

  4. Hi Jeanette! Happy Easter to you and the Rev! May God continue to bless you with his joy and presence!
    I am always in the market for a good chicken recipe, thank you for this one. I think I told you once before, my girlfriend's mother always called them 'chicken chests' too. She couldn't quite bring herself to say breast :)

    1. That is so funny, Ceil! And I thought I was the only one! LOL!


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