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Marinated Baked Chicken

This tender flavorful chicken is one of my mom's specialties. Soy sauce and bottled Italian dressing combine in a mouthwatering marinade that nicely complements the meat.—Cindy Kufeldt, Orlando, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + marinating Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 6 bone-in chicken breast halves
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Kale leaves and spiced apple rings, optional


  • In a measuring cup, combine salad dressing and soy sauce. Pour 3/4 cup into a large resealable plastic bag; add chicken. Seal the bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight, turning several times. Refrigerate remaining marinade for basting.
  • Drain chicken discarding marinade. Place chicken, skin side up, on a rack in a roasting pan. Sprinkle with onion salt and garlic salt. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45-60 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°, brushing occasionally with reserved marinade. Garnish platter with kale and apple rings if desired.

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  • gunslinger
    Nov 20, 2020

    Very simple and tasty! It was a hit at my house!

  • TNbluffbaker
    Jul 28, 2018

    I've been making this dish for years! The version I have doesn't call for onion salt or garlic salt. I just use equal parts soy sauce and Italian dressing. Easy to double or triple the recipe.

  • peanutsnona76
    Oct 24, 2014

    I've been making this dish since it came out in the magazine. This is a 2-3 times a month standby - simple and tasty, especially when served with Mushroom Oven Rice.

  • lolohiser
    Nov 25, 2013

    Good and quick!

  • cindying
    Jul 1, 2013

    No comment left

  • debbie1129
    Mar 15, 2013

    I made this for dinner using boneless/skinless chicken breasts and it was a great success with the family! The meat turned out juicy and delicious! Will be making it again.

  • carol58d
    Feb 15, 2013

    I made this for Valentine's Day for my hubby. It was very good. Only used 3 large bone-in breasts. Used onion powder and garlic salt, low sodium soy sauce and zesty italian salad dressing. We steamed a bag of california blend veggie and added them to pan about 10 minutes before we were ready to eat. We will be making this again.

    Feb 18, 2012

    I also tried using boneless breasts and grilling, everyone loved them

  • raceywlf
    May 30, 2011

    a wonderful recipe, used breast halves and whole legs, legs took a little longer. they both turned out extremely juicy and delicious, also made a pan gravy after I took out the chicken, and served on the side. loved it!

  • robryant
    Sep 19, 2010

    My husband does not usually like white meat requests this recipe often. It comes out so juicy and packed with flavor.