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Catalina Chicken

Using Catalina salad dressing to make this family favorite helps keep the prep time to only 10 minutes. I like to spoon extra sauce over the baked chicken just before serving. — Frances Roberts, Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1/4 cup Catalina salad dressing
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons onion soup mix
  • 1 tablespoon grape jelly


  • In a large nonstick skillet, brown chicken in oil. Transfer to a shallow baking dish coated with cooking spray. Combine the salad dressing, soup mix and jelly; pour over chicken.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 246 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 697mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein.
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  • susnan
    Oct 30, 2018

    I made this dish according to the recipe, except I coated each breast with the sauce and then poured the remainder over the chicken. I like that there was sauce left in the pan to serve with the chicken.

  • Khristy_Boring
    Jan 9, 2017 mouth was watering. I could not wait to make this.....and I am soooooooo disappointed. I did not like it. To me, the onion soup mix ruined it, but I'm not sure I would have even liked it without the onion soup mix either. Anyway, chalking this one up as a dud.

  • conservativegranny
    Aug 26, 2016

    I did not brown the chicken but put all of the ingredients into a slow cooker. It took only 3 hours on high and the chicken was very tasty. I'm going to make an extra one next time, dump all of the ingredients into a freezer bag and freeze.

  • peanutsnona76
    Aug 9, 2016

    Have made this great recipe for years with apricot jam and sometimes Russian Dressing instead of Catalina. The recipe we use was called Russian Chicken. We also use the sauce (doubled or tripled) for regular or vegetarian pecan "meatballs". Nice to see it here!

  • Cklee1403
    Aug 9, 2016

    This was really good .As someone else commented I wasn't sure how it would turn out with the unusual ingredients.The only thing I would do differently would be make a little extra Sauce. I will definitely make again

  • Rauenberg
    Aug 8, 2016

    I've been making this recipe for years but my recipe called for Apricot Jam. I have made it with other jams but like Apricot the best.

  • grama8
    May 8, 2015

    Just made this last night. I was not sure about it with the ingredients but it turned out wonderful!!! Really a good combo if flavors!! We had our 4yr. old granddaughter here and she really loved it…ate every bit with no urging!!

  • chinadoll2008
    Jul 7, 2013

    The ingredients sounded so strange but I decided to be channel my inner chef & try this several years ago. Boy was I surprised! It was a nice combination of flavors! My husband & I loved it! And I even got my extremely picky 13 yr. old son to eat some of it. I've made this a lot since then & it's a family favorite. The ingredients are sure staples in our household & it's so easy & quick. A salad & some veggies steamed in a bag & you have a healthy weeknight dinner!

  • shastabuckchip
    Jun 13, 2013

    Made this last night for supper and it was great!

  • mhipps65
    Jul 8, 2012

    This was super easy and tasted really good.