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This Thousand Island Chicken Bake is one of the easiest ways to get delicious protein on the table! ALSO be sure to keep reading to learn about how you can score 3 packages of bacon for FREE.
You guys, I feel like I should be embarrassed to admit this …but, my glasses are STILL broken. Actually, I’m not really embarrassed, but it has been a long time since that one little arm fell off (almost 2 months ago?). HA! I always think I’m a type-A personality (I’m very driven and task-oriented), except when it comes to more regular-life tasks. Getting new glasses, cleaning the mess of receipts out of my purse, getting a hair cut (got my first cut in exactly 1 year yesterday!), and organizing my desk drawer always fall to the backburner. It makes me feel a little like the nutty professor, but I’m good with it.
I pretty much happily ignore non-urgent tasks until they start to annoy me more persistently.
THESE GLASSES have reached that limit. The one arm method was working for a while, but they’re starting to get even wonkier. I’m planning to get glasses from Warby Parker and just need to get an updated prescription. It may have taken 2 months for me to make that eye appointment, but by golly am I going to feel like a brand new woman when those new specs come in!
NOW, let’s talk Thousand Island Chicken Bake. I wanted to bring you an epically easy recipe with the hopes that it helps take some pressure off your meal prep time! This recipe delivers. All you need are some chicken tenders (or sliced breast) and Paleo Thousand Island Dressing.
You have TWO options for making this chicken.
First, you can make it like I’ve shown here: toss the chicken in the dressing and bake it in a casserole dish. You’ll end up with a flavorful mess of protein!
Second, if you have picky texture eaters at home, I recommend dipping the chicken in the dressing and then baking on a sheet in one, non-touching layer. You’ll end up with chicken that has more of a finished texture than the bake.
Easy as pie! I recommend serving the Thousand Island Chicken Bake with your favorite starch (mashed potatoes would be awesome) and something green.
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I hope you enjoy and that between this simple recipe and ButcherBox, getting a healthy meal on the table is easier than ever.
- 1 recipe Paleo thousand island dressing
- 2.5 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast strips
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- pinch of pepper
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Add the thousand island dressing, chicken, salt, and pepper to an 8x8 casserole dish and toss to coat chicken.
- Bake the chicken for 30 minutes.