The Quickest {and Yummiest} Chicken Recipe

by Tina @ Life Without Pink on February 21, 2011

I love trying new recipes and experimenting in the kitchen but like most families, dinner time is very hectic around here. I barely have time to cook anymore with balancing work, school schedules, meltdowns and everything else that comes with being a mom.

Recently, I have been trying to cook easy, nutritious meals in less than 20 minutes. And when I have my act together, I love using my crock-pot…what a life-saver!

I am going to share with you the quickest and easiest chicken recipe. Not only is it fast to make, but it so yummy my boys actually gobble it up…and they are picky eaters!

Quickest {and Yummiest} Chicken Recipe

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 pkg dry Italian dressing mix
  • 1 cup chicken broth

1. PLACE chicken in crock-pot. Sprinkle dressing mix on chicken and add broth.

2. COVER. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.

*Seriously could it get any easier?


1. Add extra chicken broth for juicier chicken.

2. Sprinkle some of the dressing mix in the juice for extra, yummy flavor.

3. If you really want to be lazy; throw chicken breasts in frozen. Half way through cooking, break a part {they still come out delicious}.

4. Our favorite – add chicken on top of rice and drizzle extra broth over it. Add a veggie and you have a delicious dinner!

What is your go to quick meal for busy nights?

Meet Tina @ Life Without Pink

I'm Tina, a wife and mother of two very active little boys. I'm the Co-founder of Girls' Lunch Out {GLO}, a marketing company that hosts networking events for women in social media. I'm also part of the BabyCenter social media team and the 2013 Family Expert for P&G's Have You Tried This Yet? Trend Trio.

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1 blueviolet @ A Nut in a Nutshell February 21, 2011 at 8:25 am

That just couldn’t be an easier recipe. Like you, I’m a huge fan of anything easy and the crockpot is a win!
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2 Life Without Pink February 21, 2011 at 8:26 am

Seriously I do it half asleep and like I said I even throw the chicken in frozen. Talk about lazy :0


3 Heather February 21, 2011 at 8:42 am

I’m going to try this – if it’s easy it’s for me. Thanks!
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4 Cole February 21, 2011 at 8:53 am

This sounds so easy even Mommy could do it – and she does NOT cook!
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5 Shell February 21, 2011 at 9:19 am

Love easy recipes!
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6 natalee February 21, 2011 at 9:19 am

I’m so making this tonight…. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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7 Jamie February 21, 2011 at 9:24 am

My kind of recipe! Thanks, this is what we’re having tonight! Easy peasy!


8 Kmama February 21, 2011 at 10:54 am

Yum. Since I’m home today, maybe we’ll try this!


9 Beth @ Laugh Until You Cry February 21, 2011 at 11:29 am

I LOVE the crock pot for this exact reason. SO EASY. I frequently make beef stew and bbq ribs in there for quick and easy meals! Thanks for sharing – that chicken must come out so juicy!
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10 Tina @ Life Without Pink February 21, 2011 at 12:55 pm

I never tried ribs before but that sounds yummy!
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11 Coma Girl February 21, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Thanks! I love using my crock pot. My fav is pulled pork – pork butt (I know!), garlic, onions, ale beer (or ginger ale). After it’s finished in the crock pot, shred the pork and add BBQ sauce. Done. :)
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12 Tina @ Life Without Pink February 21, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Oh that sounds delicious! I’m going to try this, thanks for sharing!
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13 Rachel {at} Mommy Needs a Vacation February 21, 2011 at 12:56 pm

I love me the crock pot!!! It is SO EASY! I made a crock pot lasagna last night- cooked the noodles and everything! I need to make this chicken. The less I have to deal with raw chicken, the better!
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14 Tina @ Life Without Pink February 21, 2011 at 1:51 pm

I know I hate touching chicken…but this is so easy! I never made crock-pot lasagna always wondered about that…now I’ll have to try it out!
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15 MommaKiss February 21, 2011 at 2:14 pm

my go to meal?
sometimes we even have milk
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16 liz February 21, 2011 at 3:41 pm

If you are looking for more quick meals, we’ve had a great success with the Rachael Ray 30 Minute Meals!
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17 Alexandra February 21, 2011 at 5:25 pm


That’s one of our fave/once a week recipes.

It is great, and my boys and husband love it!
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18 Mama Kelly aka Jia February 21, 2011 at 10:02 pm

I don’t use dressing mixes, but I bet I could do something very similar with some ingredients from my pantry and spice cabinet. Thanks for sharing.
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19 Mrs.Mayhem February 21, 2011 at 10:41 pm

I’m a vegetarian, but my family is not. This recipe is so easy (and it limits the handling of raw meat — eww), that even I could do it. I’m going to try it soon. Thanks!
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20 Sheila @ Pieces of a Mom February 22, 2011 at 6:32 pm

I can’t wait to try this one, Tina! I love the Crock-Pot, a life- and a time saver for sure. This looks super easy and I love that there aren’t 20 ingredients.

Our go-to meal is usually pasta – Linguine with oil and garlic or I pick up a rotisserie chicken and throw together chicken tortilla soup. It’s yummy and fast!
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21 Cindy February 22, 2011 at 10:01 pm

I normally don’t do chicken in the crock pot because it turns out dry and chewy, but I may need to try this one. I love a fast meal :) Thanks!


22 Glamamom February 23, 2011 at 11:41 am

Mmm! You had me at Italian dressing mix!


23 Amy Hagerup February 23, 2011 at 10:30 pm

This sounds great and so easy. I am going to try it!
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24 saretta February 26, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Now that’s my kind of recipe!

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25 Priscilla-The Wheelchair Mommy February 28, 2011 at 7:37 pm

I have all of this. Must try it. Sounds YUM. I love italian dressing mix in recipes :D
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26 Priscilla-The Wheelchair Mommy February 28, 2011 at 7:40 pm

oh I forgot to tell you mine

dump all in a crock pot
pack of italian dressing mix
pack of ranch dressing mix
pack of brown gravy mix
preferred veggies about 1/2 through (or early on if you won’t be home) (we do potatos ad corn)
1/3 c. water (aprox. however much you may or may not want for juice/gravy)

sometimes I makde mashed potatos and add the gravy to the potatos
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27 Sandy April 28, 2011 at 12:49 pm

We make this all the time! I just put dressing and a little water. We make this and use the chicken to make soft tacos! YUM!
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