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Cheesy Garlic Chicken

Monday was, “National Dadgum, That’s Good Day!” and it’s a day to

celebrate all things, ‘dadgum good!’ The Masterbuilt company, of Columbus, GA,

founded this day back in 2015 to celebrate an appreciation for good food and

company too. This phrase was an appropriate way to describe the recipe below

for, “Cheesy Garlic Chicken,” that I prepared recently. I am continually looking for

quick and easy weeknight meals to prepare for my family. Typically, I would cook

for four people, but now I just cook for three people since one of my daughters

got married and moved out of the house. Therefore, I look for recipes that are not

for large crowds and recipes that have minimal ingredients. If I see a recipe that

has more than 8-10 ingredients, I normally pass on it. “Ain’t nobody got time for

that!” Haha Nevertheless, in a very unconventional way, I discovered the recipe

below for “Cheesy Garlic Chicken,” in the review section of a cooking group on

Facebook. I made this on a weeknight for my family, and it was ‘dadgum good!’ It

was very quick and easy to make, and it made a huge impact with the flavor from

the herb packet that I will mention in detail below. I started to Google the recipe

ingredients, and it is actually a recipe from the Lipton Kitchen website;


Hint: There are numerous other recipes on their website for you to try.

The key to this recipe’s great flavor is the packet of ‘Lipton Recipe Secrets-

Savory Herb with Garlic Mix.’ Most people are more familiar with the Lipton

Onion Soup Mixes that are used a lot for roasts and baked chicken recipes, but

this mix is just as delectable and adds a powerful Italian flavor punch to dishes. It

is very hard to find in local grocery stores, but you can order it from Amazon. I

actually order a whole box of it, so now I have 24 packets that I need to find

recipes to cook using it! haha

One important tip for the “Cheesy Garlic Chicken” recipe is to try to

purchase chicken breasts that are very thin. If you can’t find any that are thin, you

can either ask the butcher to cut some thin, or you use a meat tenderizer to make

them thin. They cook more even and quicker the thinner they are. If you don’t

have a meat tenderizer, you can use these other common kitchen tools: a rolling

pin, a heavy saucepan, or a cast-iron skillet.


Cheesy Garlic Chicken


4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1-1/4 lbs.)

1 medium tomato, coarsely chopped

1 envelope Lipton® Recipe Secrets® Savory Herb with Garlic Soup Mix

1/3 cup water

1 Tbsp. olive oil

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese


1. Preheat oven to 400°. Arrange chicken in 13 x 9-inch baking dish, then top with tomato.

2. Blend Lipton® Recipe Secrets® Savory Herb with Garlic Soup Mix, water and olive oil in small bowl. Pour over chicken.

3. Bake 20 minutes. Top with cheeses and bake an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and chicken is thoroughly cooked.


It’s best to get thin sliced chicken breasts for even, quicker cooking.

Use freshly grated cheese for optimum taste.


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