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Oregano Chicken


  • 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


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 364 calories, 24g fat (9g saturated fat), 123mg cholesterol, 592mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 33g protein.


Average Rating: 4.444444
  • cmkarkos
    Sep 7, 2014

    This was so easy to make! I'm not a big fan of pre-packaged mixes, so I found a recipe online for the Italian dressing mix.....had all the spices in my cabinet anyway. I didn't see the need to add more oregano after it was baked, so I didn't and the flavors were wonderful! This is a repeat for sure!

  • daddyspunkin_n_mommaspuddin
    May 11, 2015

    If you want easy, this is a five-star rating. For flavor, I give it a three. Not much to brag about, but I'll make it again if I need an easy meal to make. Just wish there was a way to make the chicken absorb more of the Italian flavor.

    update: I made it again and I'm changing my three stars to five. I don't know what I did differently, but it was very nice this time. I used small boneless skinless chicken breasts (as I did last time) and I changed the first cooking time from 45 min to 30 minutes, and they were still done. Maybe that made the difference.

  • DViola
    Dec 31, 1969

    This was great!

  • MJwrabbit
    Mar 1, 2013

    I have made this recipe for years although I use boneless skinless chicken breast and put it in the crockpot on low for 4-6 hours. Sprinkle with oregano 1 hour before done.

  • Coryskitchen
    Mar 5, 2012

    Sorry, not a keeper for me.

  • r&ao
    Oct 29, 2011

    This smelled amazing while baking! Important to baste it.

  • bjsilve0
    Oct 26, 2011

    Being low cost is a bonus. The main point is that the flavor is excellent and it is quick to make.

  • mlblake
    Nov 17, 2009

    quick, easy, and affordable way to make delicious baked chicken

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