Guess who is back with another super fast, super easy, and super yummy weeknight dinner idea? That’s right, it’s me! Anytime I try a new meal and it really is as easy as I think it will be, you know I have to share it with ya’ll. And this Mississippi Chicken recipe was no exception. Now this is a twist on the classic Mississippi pot roast recipe that I had growing up. Most of the family loves the classic recipe, but my daughter is going through a stage of not digging meat unless it’s chicken, so needless to say, she wasn’t having the pot roast idea. So that got me thinking, why couldn’t I use the same flavors, and just switch the protein right? So that’s exactly what I did and it turned out SO good. All of the great flavors of the classic dish, revamped and made for chicken. It was a big hit with everyone. And the best part? The entire process from start to finish took 20 minutes. That’s it! So it’s perfect for one of those busy nights where you don’t have a ton of time to cook. Bonus, it’s all done in 1 pan as well. Let’s check out how to make it shall we?
Dinner in 20 Minutes: Mississippi Chicken Recipe
You Will Need:
- Chicken breast cut THIN. If you have thicker pieces, the longer they will take to cook
- pepperoncinis (and a little juice from them)
- 1 package of Au Jus seasoning
- 1 package ranch seasoning
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 1 stick butter
Directions for making my Mississippi Chicken Recipe:
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and grab a baking dish
Step 2: Cut your chicken breast into thin sections, the thinner they are, the faster they will cook. If you like your chicken breast thicker, no worries, just adjust your cooking time to ensure that your internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F when cooked.
Step 2: Once your chicken is cut and ready, coat both sides of the chicken with your salt, pepper, Au Jus mix, and ranch mix until well coated and even.
Step 3: Now it’s time to add your pepperoncini’s. You can use as many or as few as you would like, and add a splash of the juice over all of your chicken as well.
Step 4: Cut up a stick of butter and lay it over the top. (We used a chive butter, which was amazing by the way, but you can use whatever kind of butter you want!)
Step 5: Bake your Mississippi chicken at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes (OR until internal temp reaches 165 degrees F, thicker pieces will take longer to cook) pull it out and serve hot
That’s it! I told you it was going to be a super quick and easy dinner didn’t I? And you can pair it with so many different sides too. We usually opt for something simple like mashed potatoes or Mac and Cheese. It also makes great leftovers, and can even be served cold over a salad mix for an easy lunch prep idea. I hope your family enjoys it as much as mine did!
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