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Easy Italian Chicken


125 min

Easy Italian Chicken

Easy Italian Chicken Photo 1




125 min


6 persons




4.00 rating-star (296)


Author: Victoria Bailey
One of the easiest Italian chicken recipes: Boneless breasts marinated in Italian-style salad dressing, then baked. It's the simplest and most delicious meal ever, and my husband thinks I cook all day to make it!


  • (16 ounce) bottle Italian-style salad dressing: 1 bottle
  • skinless, boneless chicken breast halves: 6 piece

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Stages of cooking

  1. Pour salad dressing into a large resealable plastic bag. Add chicken breasts, seal bag, and shake to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or overnight (the longer you marinate, the more flavor the chicken will absorb).
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  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
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  3. Remove chicken from marinade and place in a lightly greased 9x13-inch baking dish; discard remaining marinade.
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  4. Bake in the preheated oven, turning chicken occasionally, until cooked through and juices run clear, about 1 hour. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
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History of the Easy Italian Chicken:

The origin of the Easy Italian Chicken recipe is unknown, but it has become a popular main course in households across the world. The recipe combines the flavors of Italian style salad dressing with tender, juicy chicken breasts to create a simple and delicious meal.

Tips and Tricks for Easy Italian Chicken Recipe:

  1. Use a resealable plastic bag to marinate the chicken. This ensures that the marinade covers the chicken evenly and reduces mess.
  2. For a more intense flavor, marinate the chicken overnight.
  3. Although the recipe calls for baking the chicken, it can also be grilled or pan fried for a different texture and taste.
  4. You can add additional herbs and spices to the dressing to customize the flavor profile to your liking.

Tips for presenting the dish:

  1. Garnish the dish with fresh herbs such as parsley or basil.
  2. Serve the chicken on a bed of mixed greens for a healthy and colorful presentation.
  3. For a more hearty meal, serve the chicken with a side of roasted vegetables or pasta.
  4. Pair the dish with a chilled white wine, such as Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc, to complement the flavors of the chicken.

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