Italian Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this quick & easy 4-ingredient #chicken entree is perfect for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Tasty & delicious. #Italian #GlutenFree #ItalianChicken

Italian Chicken

January 28, 2021Teresa

Gluten Free Living – 2020

Have I got a super, duper easy recipe for you today. Italian Chicken. Yes, it’s one of the easiest yet tastiest chicken entrees ever! I used a Zesty Italian salad dressing along with Parmesan cheese to make this delicious chicken dish. The chicken is marinated earlier in the day and then baked for dinner.

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We had our son and his wife over for lunch back in August. I decided to serve this easy chicken recipe along with a Spicy Creamed Corn dish and fresh fruit. Everything was really delicious, yet so quick and easy for me to toss together. At the time, my husband was recovering from a stroke and I had to keep an eye on him constantly because he was a fall risk. I didn’t have time for lavish meals or anything that took very long to prepare. These two dishes fit the bill perfectly.

Italian Chicken is also gluten free if you make sure your salad dressing is gluten free. If you need a quick entree for a busy weeknight supper, this is a great option. Toss the chicken in the salad dressing marinade before going to work. Then add the parmesan cheese on top and bake as soon as you get home. You have time to help your kids with homework while the chicken is cooking. The corn recipe takes about 10 minutes and you can pull out fresh fruit and have a really simple meal ready to go in as long as it takes the chicken to cook.

Yes, Italian Chicken is a win-win no matter how you slice it. 🙂

Italian Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this quick & easy 4-ingredient #chicken entree is perfect for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Tasty & delicious. #Italian #GlutenFree #ItalianChicken

Italian Chicken is so easy to prepare for weeknight dinners.

Italian Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this quick & easy 4-ingredient #chicken entree is perfect for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Tasty & delicious. #Italian #GlutenFree #ItalianChicken

This tasty entree uses only 4 ingredients!

Italian Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this quick & easy 4-ingredient #chicken entree is perfect for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Tasty & delicious. #Italian #GlutenFree #ItalianChicken

Italian Chicken is perfect for a company dinner because it’s so easy to prepare.

Here’s what I did.

Italian Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this quick & easy 4-ingredient #chicken entree is perfect for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Tasty & delicious. #Italian #GlutenFree #ItalianChicken

I used these ingredients, plus fresh parsley.

Italian Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this quick & easy 4-ingredient #chicken entree is perfect for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Tasty & delicious. #Italian #GlutenFree #ItalianChicken

Place chicken in a baking dish. Pour salad dressing over top of chicken and cover with plastic wrap. Marinate chicken for several hours if possible.

Italian Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this quick & easy 4-ingredient #chicken entree is perfect for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Tasty & delicious. #Italian #GlutenFree #ItalianChicken

When ready to bake, remove from refrigerator and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

Italian Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this quick & easy 4-ingredient #chicken entree is perfect for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Tasty & delicious. #Italian #GlutenFree #ItalianChicken

Bake at 375 degrees for about 50-55 minutes or until meat is cooked and juices run clear when pierced with a knife.

Italian Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this quick & easy 4-ingredient #chicken entree is perfect for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Tasty & delicious. #Italian #GlutenFree #ItalianChicken

Transfer chicken to a serving plate, if desired. Sprinkle with fresh, minced parsley.

Italian Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this quick & easy 4-ingredient #chicken entree is perfect for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Tasty & delicious. #Italian #GlutenFree #ItalianChicken

I served Italian Chicken with Spicy Creamed Corn and fresh fruit.

Italian Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this quick & easy 4-ingredient #chicken entree is perfect for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Tasty & delicious. #Italian #GlutenFree #ItalianChicken

We loved the way this chicken recipe turned out.

Italian Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this quick & easy 4-ingredient #chicken entree is perfect for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Tasty & delicious. #Italian #GlutenFree #ItalianChicken

Italian Chicken paired wonderfully with Spicy Creamed Corn. Both recipes were really easy to prepare.

Here’s the recipe.

ITALIAN CHICKEN

(Recipe adapted from Taste of Home, Quick Cooking Annual Recipes, 2005)

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Italian Chicken is a delicious marinated chicken dish. This super easy 4-ingredient recipe is fantastic for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. This delicious entree is mouthwatering and succulent as well as being gluten free. You will enjoy every forkful and find this recipe appearing on your regular menu rotation often!
Italian Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this quick & easy 4-ingredient #chicken entree is perfect for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Tasty & delicious. #Italian #GlutenFree #ItalianChicken
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Passive Time 4 to 8 hours
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Passive Time 4 to 8 hours
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Instructions
  1. Place chicken in a 9x13” glass baking dish.
  2. Cover with Italian dressing.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap.
  4. Refrigerate a few hours or up to eight hours.
  5. Sprinkle chicken breasts evenly with parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake, uncovered at 375° for about 55-60 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.
  7. Sprinkle with parsley.
Recipe Notes
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.
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Nutrition Facts
Italian Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 255 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.001g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 890mg 37%
Potassium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.02g 0%
Sugars 4g
Protein 27g 54%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 0.1%
Iron 0.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Italian Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this quick & easy 4-ingredient #chicken entree is perfect for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Tasty & delicious. #Italian #GlutenFree #ItalianChicken

Italian Chicken is gluten free for those with gluten intolerance.

Italian Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this quick & easy 4-ingredient #chicken entree is perfect for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Tasty & delicious. #Italian #GlutenFree #ItalianChicken

Spicy Creamed Corn is a great side dish to accompany this entree.

Italian Chicken | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this quick & easy 4-ingredient #chicken entree is perfect for weeknight dinners when you're short on time. Tasty & delicious. #Italian #GlutenFree #ItalianChicken

If you need a quick and easy dinner recipe, this is it!

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4 Comments

  • Angelina

    January 31, 2021 at 11:36 am

    Thanks Teresa, since I wanted to make sure about the liquid, so that my chicken wouldn’t come out dry. I’m making this chicken tonight, & will serve it with a huge Broccoli Salad (we LOVE veggies). Also, I want to say that (IMO), you’re one of the TOP recipe bloggers out there, inasmuch as you post incredibly delicious recipes, your photos are beautiful, & most important to your followers is the fact that you ALWAYS follow up to answer whatever questions anyone asked regarding a recipe (not all bloggers are THAT vigilant). Also, your website is very easily navigated. Your hard work is greatly appreciated.

    1. Teresa

      February 1, 2021 at 7:28 am

      Thanks Angelina. I appreciate the feedback very much.

  • Angelina

    January 28, 2021 at 3:16 pm

    Sounds super easy, & OH SO tasty! I’m assuming that you don’t drain the dressing/
    marinade from the baking dish before baking the chicken, right? We’ll love this, since Zesty Italian is one of our favorite Salad dressings. Thanks, Teresa! 🍽

    1. Teresa

      January 29, 2021 at 11:30 am

      Hi, Angelina. I didn’t drain the dressing. I merely spread it over the top better (like basting). It is SOOOO easy. You and your family will probably love this easy recipe.

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