Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Three Recipes with Only Four Ingredients Each

Our favorite chicken recipe for busy times 
Searching for some easy, quick recipes for Easter weekend? 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 Week! May the Lord bless you from your tippy toes to your polka dot hair bows!


  1. Happy Easter Jeanette! I'm sure it will be wonderful with all those dishes! Scalloped potatoes are a staple here for us on Easter. They take forever to bake though and sometimes I tend to undercook or overcook!

  2. These sound yummy, Jen. I'm going to share them on a Friday post in April. :)

  3. How did I miss this? I have one question. What is a cube of butter or margarine?


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