Italian dressing chicken is one of those wonders that tastes like you slaved all evening in the kitchen but in reality takes 5 minutes to assemble. Chicken is flavorful, moist and tender, baked to perfection in zesty Italian dressing and finished under the broiler with savory parmesan cheese and aromatic Italian seasoning.
Chicken is first marinated in Italian dressing for the best flavor and tenderness and then baked in it as well. I prefer using skin on succulent chicken breasts for this recipe. Once the chicken is baked it is finished under the broiler to crisp up the skin.
While cooking in the dressing chicken soaks up all the delicious flavors from it. It is really bursting with all the fragrant Italian flavors.
The best part is that I use a store bought Italian dressing as a convenient shortcut, no need to make one from scratch. Just pick something that suits your personal palette at your local grocery store and you are ready to go.
This dish is so simple to make you have all the free time to create delicious side dishes for the chicken. It pairs wonderfully with anything from rice and pasta to veggies and salads.
The longer you marinate the chicken the more flavor it absorbs. Marinating also helps with tenderizing the chicken and building up the moisture which is essential when cooking chicken breast that tends to dry out.
Follow the basic steps below to try delicious Italian dressing chicken.