This is a classic chicken dish that is made super easy by making it a one pot meal.


8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
1/4 cup zesty italian dressing
1 cup chicken broth
1 can green beans, drained
1 cup minute rice, uncooked
1/4 cup sliced almonds

Place chicken and dressing in a Ziploc bag.

Toss to coat.

For greater flavor, let chicken marinade for up to 2 hours.

In a large skillet, add chicken with dressing and cook over medium-high heat.

Cook on each side for about 4 minutes or until browned.

Add broth to pan and bring to a boil.

Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. add beans and cook 5 minutes longer or until chicken is cooked completely.

Remove chicken from the skillet and keep warm. add rice and almonds to the skillet.

Remove from heat and cover.

Let stand 5 minutes. Serve chicken over rice mixture.

Easy Chinese Stir-Fry

The dressing and hoisin sauce combine to make a delicious stir-fry sauce. Hoisin sauce is available in the asian section of most major grocery stores.


1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 pound pork loin or chicken breast, cut into thin strips
3 cups sliced carrots
1/3 cup balsamic vinaigrette dressing
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
2 green onions, thinly sliced

In a large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. add chicken or pork and carrots; cook for 5 minutes
In a small bowl combine dressing and hoisin sauce. add to meat and carrots. Cook 7 minutes or until carrots are tender to the bite.

Add green onions and cook 1 minute longer.

Serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings.