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Oregano Chicken Recipe

Salad dressing mix and a generous sprinkling of oregano add the rich herb flavor to this tender baked chicken from Nancy Moore of Candler, North Carolina. It's priced right at just 83 cents a serving and great over rice or noodles.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3-1/2 to 4 pounds), cut up
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons dried oregano

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the butter, salad dressing mix and lemon juice. Place chicken in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Spoon butter mixture over chicken.
  • 2. Cover and bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Uncover. Baste with pan drippings; sprinkle with oregano. Bake 15-20 minutes longer or until chicken juices run clear. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 364 calories, 24 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 123 mg cholesterol, 592 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 33 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.