Italian Zest Chicken (Zip and Steam)

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 5 mins

Another recipe for zip and steam bags


  1. Stir first three ingredients well and allow mixture to thicken for 1 minute.
  2. Spread rub evenly onto chicken breast halves.
  3. Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning blend onto chicken.
  4. Place prepared chicken breasts in Ziploc® Brand Zip 'n Steamâ„¢ Medium or Large bag. Seal bag and place in microwave.
  5. Cook on full power for 4 - 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through, with no trace of pink. If needed, continue microwaving at 30-second intervals until chicken is done.
  6. Allow bag to stand 1 minute before handling. Carefully open bag and serve.
Most Helpful

4 5

SO easy to make, the chicken was moist and tasty and a great recipe for making on evenings when you're really tired or it's just too hot to cook - or both! I used a Glad Bag Steam Lock bag and used white wine instead of the water but otherwise made these exactly to the recipe. Thank you for sharing a delicious and really useful recipe, MsSally. Made for Every Day is a Holiday.

5 5

Love this my friend, I never knew about the (zip & steams) until seeing them at the store a while ago. And I never even thought about putting chicken in it. Very moist, very delicious and low in fat and calories. I used 3 chicken boneless, skinless tenderloins, and the only small change I made was use 1 tablespoon of fat-free Italian dressing in place of the water. Still used the garlic and the paprika, and added some dry Italian seasoning in there too. I used these cutlets on top of a spinach salad, and it was just delightful. Thank you for posting this, MsSally! Fall 2008

5 5

This was wonderful and soooo fast and easy! The chicken came out so moist. Its great for a quick lunch or whatever actually and is perfect for one person cooking! I ve been looking for more ziploc recipes and am posting those. Thank you so much for sharing!