Italian Marinated Chicken

Italian Marinated Chicken

JWilliams 0

"Seasoned chicken breasts marinated in Italian-style salad dressing, then sauteed. Only four ingredients make a ferociously simple and tasty dish! Great tasting Italian chicken. Prego! Serve with noodles or rice, if desired."

Ingredients 2 h 15 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 614 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 614 kcal
  • 31%
  • Fat:
  • 51.2 g
  • 79%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.5g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 27.7 g
  • 55%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 1906 mg
  • 76%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. To Marinate: Place chicken in a nonporous glass dish or bowl. Poke several holes in breasts with a fork; season with salt and pepper to taste and cover with salad dressing. Toss to coat, cover dish and refrigerate to marinate for 2 hours.
  2. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Remove chicken from marinade (discarding of any remaining marinade) and saute in skillet for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, or until cooked through and juices run clear.
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  • 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.
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  1. 41 Ratings


I've made this lots, and I don't think salt, pepper, or even the oil (as long as you're using a dressing with oil in it) are necessary. BBQ is my favorite way to cook this chicken up. Last time I bought a big package of chicken breasts, split them up and put them each in ziploc bags with the marinade, then stacked 2 in the freezer, and left one out for dinner. Later I pull one of the frozen bags out and it marinates while it defrosts. Super easy.


Good Stuff! I made a few changes though. Instead of regular Italian Dressing I used Kraft Free Italian Fat Free Dressing and it tasted GREAT! I also baked the chicken breasts at 350 for 40 minutes and it was perfect!!! DH even loved it and he hates Italian Dressing!! Thanks so much JWilliams!!!


I used half a bottle of Kraft light italian dressing, 1/4 c. of olive oil vs. veg. oil, no salt, some cracked black pepper, 3 cloves of minced garlic and added a tsp. each of basil, oregano, rosemary, and thyme. I pounded the chicken down thin and put everything in a ziploc bag and let it marinate all day. I grilled mine vs. cooking on the stove. It goes great over angel hair pasta.