Total Time
1hr
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a delicious chicken meal that I can up with one Friday evening, when my husband wanted something with an italian flair and I could not stomach the thought of a pasta and red sauce dish. This seemed to please both of our taste buds as well as our three year old daughter's.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Prepare Chicken tenders. Season with salt and pepper.You can grill them, bake them or pan sear them. In any case, baste with italian dressing as they cook.
  2. According to box directions, prepare rice. You can use instant rice, or long grain rice, whichever you prefer. Also you can make more or less -depending or how big of rice eaters your family tends to be.
  3. Layer cooked rice in the bottom of a 9X13 baking dish. Sprinkle with 1 tsp of italian seasoning, 1/4 C of italian dressing, and salt and pepper.
  4. Next layer the chicken tenders over the rice.
  5. Cover the chicken with the diced tomatoes, onions and chopped pine nuts.
  6. Sprinkle with the remaining italian seasoning and italian dressing.
  7. Slice the fresh mozerella cheese and cover the top of the entire pan.
  8. Drizzle with olive oil.
  9. Bake at 375 for about 30 minutes or until cheese is melted to your liking.
Most Helpful

This was a very good dish, actually had better results than we expected. Enjoyed the addition of the pine nuts, a very nice touch, and added some extra Italian seasonongs. Used the grill outside for the first time this year, as the chicken was grilled. Great dish ! ! Made for PAC 2013.

weekend cooker March 29, 2013