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How To Bake Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast with Italian Dressing

Baked boneless skinless chicken breast is always quick to prepare and delicious. There are so many ways you can add flavor to this humble ingredient. Among the many, my all-time favorite is chicken breast with Italian dressing. Marinated in a homemade Italian dressing, baked to perfection, and finished off with grated parmesan and parsley, this dish is the definition of comfort food. Keep reading to learn how to bake boneless skinless chicken breast with Italian dressing.

What is Italian dressing?

Italian dressing is an oil-based dressing widely used in salads. It is made with ingredients like olive oil, wine vinegar, lemon juice, and Italian seasoning. Most people wonder if this Italian salad dressing comes from Italy. Well, the dressing might have Italian flavors and, of course, an Italian name, but its origin is in the USA. However, it was created by a lady named Florence Hanna, whose parents were Italian immigrants.

Today you can make this popular dressing at home or buy it from any grocery store.

Can you bake boneless skinless chicken breast with Italian dressing?

Italian dressing is not just limited to salads. This dressing is super versatile and can be used in several dishes. It is also a very popular marinade that adds yummy flavor to steaks and chicken.

So, yes, you can bake boneless skinless chicken breast with Italian dressing.

Can you make chicken breast with Italian dressing ahead of time?

Absolutely! In fact, this is the beauty of Chicken Breast with Italian Dressing. You can happily prepare it ahead of time and save the cooking for later. Since the chicken needs time to marinate and lock in all the flavors, you can let it sit in the refrigerator from 6 hours to a maximum of 48 hours. Simply marinate it in a baking dish or in a zip lock bag.

How to store chicken breast with Italian dressing

You can store the leftover baked chicken breast with Italian dressing by placing it in the refrigerator for up to four days.

You can also store the cooked chicken breast with Italian dressing by freezing it. Once it reaches room temperature, place it in a freezer-safe zip lock bag, label it and freeze for up to 3 months.

Another great way to store chicken breast with Italian dressing is by storing it raw. You can store the marinated chicken in a zip lock bag for up to 6 months. This way, you simply have to take the frozen chicken out of the freezer and bake it since it is already marinated.

How to serve baked chicken breast with Italian dressing

There are so many ways you can enjoy baked Italian chicken. You can serve it with your favorite sides or use the leftover chicken to make new dishes. Here are a few ideas to try!

  • Sandwiches: You can shred the cooked chicken breast, mix it with mayo and chopped vegetables and make delicious sandwiches. These sandwiches are very filling and perfect for both kids and adults.
  • Pasta: Serve it over plain or Italian pasta and enjoy!
  • Soup: You can add shredded chicken to soup to give your traditional soup an Italian twist.
  • Sides: Serve this chicken dish with your favorite sides like mashed potatoes, any type of vegetable, green beans, rice, casseroles, etc.

Italian Dressing Chicken Recipe

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Marinade time: 6 hours
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 6 hours 20 minutes
  • Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped

For the Italian dressing

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt

Instructions

  1. In a mason jar, add olive oil, white wine vinegar, minced garlic, Italian seasoning, lemon juice, black pepper, and salt. Shake the jar to mix all the ingredients so that they are fully combined.
  2. Pat the chicken breasts dry using a kitchen towel. Using a mallet, pound the chicken so that it is even in thickness.
  3. Sprinkle onion powder, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes over the chicken breast and rub them.
  4. Place the chicken breasts in a baking dish and pour the homemade Italian dressing over it.
  5. Cover the baking dish with cling film and refrigerate it for at least 6 to 12 hours to marinate.
  6. Take the baking dish out of the refrigerator and place it in a preheated oven at 375 degrees F for about 20 to 25 minutes or until its internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
  7. Once the time is up, take the baking dish out of the oven, sprinkle parmesan cheese and parsley on top, and broil for a minute or two.
  8. Serve with your favorite side, and enjoy!

Italian Dressing Chicken

Preparation time: 10 minutes Marinade time: 6 hours Cooking time: 10 minutes Total time: 6 hours 20 minutes Servings: 4

Ingredients
  

  • 4 chicken breasts skinless and boneless
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese grated
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley chopped
  • For the Italian dressing
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • In a mason jar, add olive oil, white wine vinegar, minced garlic, Italian seasoning, lemon juice, black pepper, and salt. Shake the jar to mix all the ingredients so that they are fully combined.
  • Pat the chicken breasts dry using a kitchen towel. Using a mallet, pound the chicken so that it is even in thickness.
  • Sprinkle onion powder, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes over the chicken breast and rub them.
  • Place the chicken breasts in a baking dish and pour the homemade Italian dressing over it.
  • Cover the baking dish with cling film and refrigerate it for at least 6 to 12 hours to marinate.
  • Take the baking dish out of the refrigerator and place it in a preheated oven at 375 degrees F for about 20 to 25 minutes or until its internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
  • Once the time is up, take the baking dish out of the oven, sprinkle parmesan cheese and parsley on top, and broil for a minute or two.
  • Serve with your favorite side, and enjoy!

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