This recipe can be used for inexpensive chicken pieces or to grill a whole chicken. The Italian salad dressing gives the dish some zing!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Rinse chicken and pat dry. Place in a shallow glass bowl and pour salad dressing over it. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

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  • Lightly oil grill and preheat to medium high.

  • Remove chicken breasts from marinade. Season with lemon pepper and salt to taste. Grill over medium high heat for 10 to 15 minutes on each side, or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of salad dressing. The actual amount of dressing consumed will vary.

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Nutrition Facts

291 calories; 18.5 g total fat; 67 mg cholesterol; 1041 mg sodium. 5.8 g carbohydrates; 24.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2006
Great recipe--this is a definite once a weeker for us during the summer. When I buy skinless boneless chicken breasts I put the chicken and italian salad dressing (Kraft brand Zesty Italian) in a freezer bag for freezing and then defrost in the fridge overnight--it marinates while defrosting. Before grilling I sprinkle with McCormicks Spicy Pepper Medley. This is quick easy and tastes great. Leftovers can be added to a salad the next day. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/03/2009
we omitted the lemon pepper and just used straight dressing with salt and pepper added. It was pretty good nothing that wowed us though. A good go to recipe if you need something in a pinch though. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 33
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2006
Great recipe--this is a definite once a weeker for us during the summer. When I buy skinless boneless chicken breasts I put the chicken and italian salad dressing (Kraft brand Zesty Italian) in a freezer bag for freezing and then defrost in the fridge overnight--it marinates while defrosting. Before grilling I sprinkle with McCormicks Spicy Pepper Medley. This is quick easy and tastes great. Leftovers can be added to a salad the next day. Read More
(255)
Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2006
Great recipe--this is a definite once a weeker for us during the summer. When I buy skinless boneless chicken breasts I put the chicken and italian salad dressing (Kraft brand Zesty Italian) in a freezer bag for freezing and then defrost in the fridge overnight--it marinates while defrosting. Before grilling I sprinkle with McCormicks Spicy Pepper Medley. This is quick easy and tastes great. Leftovers can be added to a salad the next day. Read More
(255)
Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2008
very yummy! while the chicken is cooking on the grill I make a little bowl of shredded cheese with chopped up tomatoes and more house style dressing. The once its cooked I put that on top of the chicked. My husband loves it!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/18/2006
I also use the previous reviewer's trick pre-marinating frozen bs breasts. It's a great time saver! I only used 8oz of dressing for 4 breasts but shook on extra lemon pepper. Leftovers were good sliced over salad greens for a quick cold lunch. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/10/2009
This is a good marinade when you're short on time. I used light italian dressing (half the bottle) added some fresh lemon juice cracked black pepper and some lemon zest along with fresh rosemary. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2008
I've heard from many people over the years that italian dressing makes an excellent marinade but this is the first time I've tried it. I'm really impressed with the flavor since I was really short on time and could only marinate the chicken for about an hour. I sliced it up and served in corn tortillas with some salsa. Awesome chicken! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2006
Ater it came off the grill i put some carmalized onions and melted cheddar over the top. Tasted just like the smothered chicken I love from one of my favorite restaurants! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/27/2010
super easy and SO GOOD - used bone in thighs (took off the skin) and adjusted grilling time to 6 - 8 minutes per side used Kraft Zesty Italian dressing and used garlic pepper (instead of lemon pepper). Only made all the changes because that is what I had on hand. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2009
Moist and flavorful even though I only marinated the chicken for half an hour. I used just enough zesty Italian dressing to cover the chicken and sprinkled both sides with lemon pepper before refrigerating. I omitted the salt. When I realized I was out of propane I sautéed the chicken about 10 minutes a side in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Can't wait to grill them next time after marinating the full three hours. The chicken went well with broccoli casserole and crescent rolls but would also be delicious on a bun in a wrap on a pizza in a salad etc. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2005
This recipe is soo quick and easy! Thanks! The chicken came out so moist and flavorful! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/03/2009
we omitted the lemon pepper and just used straight dressing with salt and pepper added. It was pretty good nothing that wowed us though. A good go to recipe if you need something in a pinch though. Read More
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