Simple Baked Chicken Recipe
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Simple Baked Chicken Recipe

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I was surprised when my sister-in-law told me she used just three simple ingredients to bake this tender, flavorful chicken. The pretty, crispy coating seals in the juices to keep the chicken moist and delicious. —Susan Adair, Somerset, Kentucky
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + marinating Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + marinating Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3-1/2 to 4 pounds), cut up
  • 1 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 1-1/4 cups crushed cornflakes

Nutritional Facts

14 ounce-weight: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  1. Place chicken in a large resealable plastic bag or shallow glass container; add salad dressing. Seal or cover and turn to coat. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Drain and discard marinade.
  2. Coat chicken with cornflakes; place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour or until juices run clear. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Easy Baked Chicken in Quick Cooking May/June 1998, p27

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Feb. 23, 2012

"Used boneless/skinless chicken breasts for this, baked for about 45 minutes. Didn't have enough Italian dressing, so I added some Ceasar and a little French to use up the bottles. These were really liked by husband and two boys! Served with pasta salad and jello."

Reviewed Feb. 5, 2010

"Love the taste and simplicity!"

Reviewed Jan. 24, 2009

"This is our new chicken recipe, I agree it is very good. I too used prepackaged chicken coating."

Reviewed Aug. 14, 2008

"I made this easy baked chicken today, with a couple of changes. I used skinless boneless chicken breasts, and prepackaged chicken coating. I added some minced onion and seasonings to the marinade. And, I marinated the chicken overnight.

My husband has been raving about the great taste. I can't believe how much he like it. And it is so easy to make."

Reviewed May. 30, 2008

"My husbnd and I just love chicken prepared this way. While in hospital having had surgery,I was surprised to learn my husband made this for himself - I was so proud of him, that now whenever we want it, which is often, he makes it!"

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