Oregano Chicken – or Chex Mix Chicken as I like to call it….

This is a recipe that is found in one of my Southern Living Cookbooks – Easy Weeknight Favorites. I just love the flavor in the sauce for this chicken -it actually reminds me of the flavoring that goes on Chex Mix with butter, garlic and Worcestershire sauce among other things. Yum.

One of the areas I really want to focus on with this blog are easy weeknight dishes and meals. I think all parents are looking for easy but relatively healthy dishes to cook for the family on weeknights. I know I always am. I usually serve this chicken with rice and peas. This dish has so much flavor, it is honestly one of our favorite meals and it is one that I repeat often. Funny – this is another dish my mom picked out first and it became my favorite. See a pattern here??

Enjoy, and if you would like to see other easy weeknight dishes on my blog just click on the category in the sidebar!

Oregano Chicken
 
This is a great chicken recipe for a weeknight from Southern Living. just prepare the sauce, pour over the chicken and bake. The sauce is great over rice or noodles.
Recipe type: Main
Ingredients
  • Ingredients:
  • ¼ cup Butter, melted
  • ¼ cup Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder OR 1 Large Clove Garlic, crushed
  • 4 Skinned & Boned Chicken Breast Halves
Instructions
  1. Combine first six ingredients; stir well.
  2. Place chicken in an ungreased 13x9x2 inch baking dish. Pour butter mixture over chicken. Cover and bake at 375 degrees for 30-35 min. Uncover and bake 10 mins more.
  3. Transfer chicken to a serving platter. Serve chicken and, if desired, juices over rice.
Notes
Sometimes the sauce in the dish is thin, although that goes nicely over the rice. If you want it to be a bit thicker whisk a tablespoon or two of flour into the sauce before baking. The original recipe calls for 6 chicken breasts, but I like more sauce so I pared it down a bit. Also, I have noticed that if I am using fresh lemon juice it is better when I use a little bit less than a quarter cup.

Comments

  1. Friday is grocery shopping day for me… so generally Thursday night I’m scrounging for things to cook for dinner. I actually have all of the stuff to make this chicken… and I do love chex mix so I guess this is what we are having tonight!!

  2. This is a perfect meal for a busy weeknight meal. All the boxes appear to be checked. It’s fast and easy and, most important of all, delicious. I’ve just spent some time reading your earlier posts. I really like your blog and enjoyed the time I spent here. I’ll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  3. Did you know that there are anchovies in Worcestershire Sauce? I just that for the first time a few month back.

  4. This sounds delicious, I will be making this soon.

  5. Your chicken looks delicious. I’m always looking for new marinade ideas too. Thanks!

  6. You had me at the title. I love chez mix. I was thinking there was going to be a chex mix crust but yum capturing all the flavors on the chicken. I can’t wait to try.

  7. I know we would love all those yummy flavors in the sauce. This is a perfect kind of dish for a weeknight meal. And I bet the leftovers are good too.

  8. ALWAYS on the prowl for easy weeknight meals! Thanks!

  9. as someone who can put away an entire batch of chex mix in a matter of days, i’m sure i’d be a fan of this preparation–thanks!

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