Chicken breasts marinated in Italian-style salad dressing, then baked! It is the easiest and most delicious meal ever and my husband thinks I slave all day to make it!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • To Marinate: Pour salad dressing into a large, resealable plastic bag. Add chicken breasts, seal bag and shake to coat. Place in refrigerator for at least 1 hour or overnight (the longer you marinate, the more taste the chicken will absorb).

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Remove chicken from bag, discarding remaining marinade. Place chicken in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour, or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear. Note: Turn chicken occasionally while baking.

Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

344 calories; 22.4 g total fat; 68 mg cholesterol; 1296 mg sodium. 7.7 g carbohydrates; 27.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2007
I've been using this recipe for years and it's still one of our favorites. The only thing we do differently is cook the chicken in the italian dressing at a low heat (275 degrees) for 2 or 3 hours or until the chicken browns. It comes out tender and delicious and we use the left over cooked dressing to "dip" the chicken our seven year old granddaughter's favorite thing to do! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/18/2009
I have never made italian chicken like this before. I always bake my chicken while it is still in the marinade it makes it MUCH more juicy and flavorful..and I usually spoon some of the marinade over the chicken when I serve it. The family loves it that way. Baking it without the marinade made it very dry. You should definitely bake it with the marinade!!! Read More
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  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2007
I've been using this recipe for years and it's still one of our favorites. The only thing we do differently is cook the chicken in the italian dressing at a low heat (275 degrees) for 2 or 3 hours or until the chicken browns. It comes out tender and delicious and we use the left over cooked dressing to "dip" the chicken our seven year old granddaughter's favorite thing to do! Read More
(641)
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2007
I've been using this recipe for years and it's still one of our favorites. The only thing we do differently is cook the chicken in the italian dressing at a low heat (275 degrees) for 2 or 3 hours or until the chicken browns. It comes out tender and delicious and we use the left over cooked dressing to "dip" the chicken our seven year old granddaughter's favorite thing to do! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2006
This is the easiest and most delicious chicken recipe!!! I make it for my roommates at least once a week it is one of their favorites!! Before marinating the chicken I make sure to poke holes in it with a fork to let the marinate soak in as another reviewer suggested. I use a zesty Italian dressing and usually throw it together before leaving for work 9 hours later it has a great flavor and makes a quick meal. To give it an extra kick before cooking I usually take a few pieces and dip each side in a bowl of parmasean cheese. I'm not a fan of the extra cheesy taste but everyone else loves it that way!! Cook this with the Oven Roasted Potatoes recipe from this site and you have an easy and delicious meal that people will love!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2007
I've made this oodles of times and it's a basic no fail recipe. I do as someone else recommended and pierce the chicken with a fork. I use a 2 1/2 lb. bag of boneless skinless chicken breasts and use enough Kraft Fat Free Caesar Italian to marinate. As someone recommended mushrooms I gave it a try tonight and they were scrumptious! I halved or quartered the big mushrooms and marinated them overnight with the chicken. I cook it in a foil lined 13x9 pan that's also covered with foil for 30 minutes at 375 degrees remove foil and bake another 10-15 minutes. Since the color is so pale I sometimes sprinkle with paprika. The leftovers are great for all sorts of things like in salads and wraps etc. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/18/2009
I have never made italian chicken like this before. I always bake my chicken while it is still in the marinade it makes it MUCH more juicy and flavorful..and I usually spoon some of the marinade over the chicken when I serve it. The family loves it that way. Baking it without the marinade made it very dry. You should definitely bake it with the marinade!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2006
This is such an easy and flavorful main course. I dredged the chicken in bread crumbs after removing it from the marinade and then baked it. It turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2003
I add whole or halved mushrooms to marinate with the chicken. They explode with flavor in your mouth! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/07/2003
I couldn't believe how good this was after only using two ingredients! Definetely marinate the chicken for 2 hours. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2010
It doesn't get much easier than this. I cut the recipe in half and used Kraft light italian dressing. I pounded the chicken down thin and added a couple tablespoons of olive oil some rosemary italian seasoning and minced garlic. I put everything into a ziploc bag and let it marinate all day. I did mine on the grill and it was great. The leftovers are perfect over mixed greens. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/07/2003
I first poked holes in the chicken on both sides with a fork to let the dressing really seep in and marinated it for about 6 hours. It is a quick and easy recipe that never fails! Read More
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