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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 120.5
  • Total Fat: 0.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 56.0 mg
  • Sodium: 659.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 3.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 23.5 g

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No Effort Italian chicken

Submitted by: HALL.PATRICIA

Introduction

This will be your easiest and best recipe yet! This will be your easiest and best recipe yet!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    4-Boneless skinless chicken breast
    8 tbsp fat free Italian Dressing

Directions

Put the chicken breast in a casserole dish, well, any dish as long as it is deep. Pour the Italian Dressing over the chicken. Bake at 375 for 40-50 minutes. Yep, that's it. Serve with vegies and brown rice for a great meal!

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user HALL.PATRICIA.






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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Really good! I put the chicken and dressing in a container in the fridge for about 2 hours before I cooked it though - really soaked in the flavor! - 10/12/07

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This is good i used to make it until i thought ithad to many cals. So i found this and guess what it doesnt i used FF Wish bone italian dressing and used extra. I also added sargento 6 cheese italian to the top served with some rice and italian style green beans was to die for. - 7/9/09

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  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I thought this was very easy and quite good. I sprinkled light parmesan cheese and some itialian seasoning on as well - 7/12/08

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Thank you Patricia, I needed this today as I'm having a hard time staying within my calorie goal. I know this will help. Can't wait to try this. - 4/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is my family's favorite. I add a can of sodium free tomatoes, and then serve with my favorite veggies and brown rice. i have also used whole weat pasta serve the chicken and veggies on top... yum - 4/28/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    After I turned the chicken over I added diced a 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes and a sprinkle of orgegano to the chicken. It was delicious and served it with whole grain brown rice. - 10/11/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe!! - 1/27/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this is so quick and EASY. Made just like it sd and was very moist. I will be making this alot. - 11/2/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Super easy and super delicious!
    My picky 9 yr old loved it too!
    - 8/7/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Tasty and easy to make. We loved it! - 7/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    YUMMY!!! - 5/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have always made this too.....GREAT on the grill!!!!!!! - 4/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    yummy! - 3/16/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is actually a family favorite and I had made it even before I was eating healthy!! Always loved it!! - 12/3/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this for my husband and I... he loved it! And so did I. We make it every couple of weeks now and its almost a requirement to keep fat free italian dressing in just in case he wants it as a spur of the moment meal. - 10/30/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    loved it - 10/19/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was really good! I wonder how it would taste if you injected the dressing into the chicken. - 10/14/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My husband and I really enjoyed this! Super easy and delicious! - 10/7/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very moist and super easy!!! - 10/5/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very easy and very good - 6/4/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this and my family went CRAZY for it!
    It's an easy meal, even a kid like me could do it.
    I served it over brown rice and brocolie :) - 4/21/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Mouthwatering! - 4/10/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good, and very easy. I used Light Zesty Italian dressing made with olive oil. Best italian dressing I've tasted. The chicken was very tender, too. - 3/12/08

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The chicken was so tender I could cut it with my fork! Super-easy after a late night at work. - 3/12/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great, I've used the Italian dressing over pork chops also, very tasty. - 11/4/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Really good. Not much flavor unless you spoon up soome of the sauce over the chicken. - 10/24/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I do something similar in that I use the dressing for a marinade. I take it out after marinating all day, sprinkle with a little salt and fresh ground pepper. I either grill it or cook it stove top. I also like to top it with my recipe for Sun-Dried Tomato Bruschetta. Yum! - 9/19/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Hi:

    I have made this for several years and really like it. I do, however, line dish with aluminum foil and I also sprinkle some Mrs. Dash seasoning (whatever kind you like) on it. Also, to the person who uses thighs, dark meat has more calories than white. - 9/18/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    my boyfriend used to make this recipe all the time, except he made a few changes: roll in breadcrumbs for a little bit of crunch. also, when it is just about done, sprinkle grated parmesan cheese on top and broil in the oven for about 5 minutes! really adds more flavor, it's delicious! - 9/6/07

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  • Super easy. Next time I will marinate the chicken breasts overnight for more flavor. - 3/23/13

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  • I generally fry my chicken in light Italian dressing instead of oil but have not tried it in the fat free Italian, or in the oven. I will have to try it! Thanks! - 9/26/12

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  • This is a recipe I have used for years. But I add red, green and yellow bell peppers,onions, sliced tomatoes ,black pepper and a little garlic powder on top before baking....YUM!!
    - 5/21/12

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  • I added a little more Italian dressing just because i like the spiciness and it tasted great. My husband and my 15 month old loved it. - 5/14/12

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  • My toddlers eat this up!! SOOOO easy and so good, even when I don't add anything else to it! Usually pair it with minute rice and a can of green beans. Thanks for sharing!! - 4/26/12

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  • Very good and moist. - 2/27/12

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  • This recipe came out good without much effort. - 2/8/12

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  • This is my kind of recipe, super easy and delicious! The entire family loved it. I sprinkled a little italian seasoning on top before baking... came out perfect! - 1/30/12

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  • I loved this! I tweaked it a bit by using Balsamic Parmesan Italian Dressing. I also spread the top with Laughing Cow cheese. Yum! - 1/21/12

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  • Was impressed and pleasantly surprised with this easy but tasty recipe, even hubby liked it!! - 1/6/12

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  • This was very good. My family always complains chicken is too dry...this is a keeper! - 9/28/11

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  • quick chick - 8/26/11

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  • So delicious! My children loved it, which says something! I will be making this more often! - 8/20/11

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  • Wonderful!! - 8/18/11

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  • This is yum!!! I like to crush up corn flakes and bake it for a delicious, think-your-being-bad-but-not, fried chicken-like dinner!!! - 8/10/11

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  • Great and so easy - 5/19/11

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  • I made this in the skillet instead, and added about half a cup of water. Very easy, and very good! - 5/5/11

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  • I like easy to make recipes. Can't wait to try it. Thanks! - 4/17/11

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  • Oh my! This recipe was easy-peasy, and my husband went on and on about it! The chicken stayed nice and moist and the italian dressing adds a sweetness to the chicken that's very nice. I added some italian herbs (basil, oregano and rosemary), and sprinkled crumbled shredded wheat on top for crunch - 3/19/11

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  • Fast and Easy - I added a little Spike seasoning and it was perfect! - 2/25/11

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  • Its Good very simple and easy! Not expensive either!!! - 2/3/11

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  • Very easy indeed, yet tasty. - 12/28/10

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  • I absolutely loved this recipe. Granted I had to tweak it because I did not have boneless chicken but it worked great with chicken quarters. I will be making this again in my future. - 11/29/10

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  • Hi, I used Kraft Zesty Fat free Italian dressing and it was great. I also mixed in Edamame with my veggies and sprinkled parmesan cheese on top. Yummy and very quick and easy. Perfect when you don't have much time to prepare. - 11/5/10

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  • I used Zias Fat Free Italian dressing, marinated in a freezer bag for 8 hours Served with brown rice, mixed with fresh mushroom, and a can of rotel, and frozen broccoli/cauliflower - 10/5/10

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  • Very easy - 9/28/10

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  • SO GOOD. A staple in my household because its so easy and yummy - 7/26/10

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  • Fixed this with the Cucumber Salad submitted by JOEMELEAGLES - it was Awesome!! - 6/27/10

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  • Dinner was saved tonight!! I was short on time and ideas! Thanks! I made this great moist chicken in no time with very little effort! Served with salad and other veggies from the garden! Wonderful! - 6/24/10

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  • Tender and very easy and quick. - 6/2/10

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  • eat this one all the time and love it! - 5/17/10

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  • I made this chicken tonight and loved it. I give this recipe top marks. I didn't change a thing. My husband loved it too. - 4/8/10

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  • I used a little less dressing before-hand and added the rest after, for a little extra zing! Very good! - 3/2/10

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  • I've done this before myself. I usually use oil and vinegar (olive oil being a healthy oil to use) and often make my homemade salad dressing, which just means adding a few spices like garlic and lemon pepper (Mrs. Dash has a lemon pepper blend with no salt). You can also marinate 1-2 hrs/ overnight. - 2/23/10

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  • sounds like something that I can do nd I really don't do any cooking hereat all. - 1/18/10

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  • Bad
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I thought this was beyond boring and dried out the chicken as well. No thanks! - 10/13/09

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  • good stuff and soooo simple! - 2/12/08

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  • I make this in the crock pot often and it is truly a wonderful dish. I sometimes add the lowfat parmesan cheese to it as well which is divine to! :) - 1/27/08

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  • I used frozen thin chicken breasts with Ken's Balsamic & Basil vinagrette, covered pan with foil, and put in cold oven for my son to take care of. It took 45 minutes to cook from the time the oven was turned on and was nice and moist. - 1/9/08

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  • VERY GOOD!! So easy, an awesome idea to add flavour to plain old chicken, with no extra effort! I usually add some veggies too. Definitely worth trying it! - 1/3/08

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  • Very good! I used Girrard's Balsamic dressing and it was fabulous! I also paired it with some whole wheat pasta and it was fantastic! - 12/10/07

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  • Very tasty - I marinated it in the dressing overnight. Can't wait to try it with other fat free dressings! - 12/1/07

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  • It was very easy but a little dry. I would make it again with a few changes. - 10/9/07

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  • Very easy to make, however I think it varies with the type of dressing brand you buy since there wasnt much taste to it. Pretty alright still though. - 10/9/07

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  • I think the dressing I used was kind of gross as a Balsamic, maybe it would be better with a different dressing... It did give me a lot of ideas for new recipes - thanks! - 10/5/07

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  • This was very easy to make. I put a bit of cheese on it at the end, and served it on top of whole wheat pasta. It was very simple. - 9/30/07

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  • I did this and put the chicken onto skewars and cooked them on the grill. Later on in the week I used the left over chicken to make chicken alfredo. - 9/26/07

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  • Excelent, I love the flavor and that was so easy to make... - 9/25/07

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  • I made this with some bread crumbs and grated parm. cheese. It was to die for. So moist you could cut the chicken with a fork!! I know cheese and breadcrumbs added calories but needed to switch up just plain chicken!! Great recipe!! - 9/24/07

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  • Great recipe! I love it. - 9/22/07

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  • It was very good and very easy. - 9/21/07

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  • Seemed too dry and tasteless. I will try it again using another dressing, perhaps red wine vinergerette - 9/19/07

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  • I have made this many times before. The italian dressing gives the chicken so much flavor and its moist. Great over a salad or some sauteed spinach - 9/18/07

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  • was pretty good...though I made it with skinless, boneless chicken breasts and it lacked a little something - 9/17/07

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  • Quick and Easy! For variety I sometimes use Newman's Light Basalmic Vingarette, grill chicken on the Forman Grill and top over a salad or serve with brown rice. - 9/17/07

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  • I liked it very much, even the family loved it. - 9/14/07

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  • My family thought this was awesome! The flavor went all thru the chicken. I used Kraft Red Roasted Pepper Italian dressing and topped it with shreaded Parm cheese. - 9/13/07

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  • Pretty Good!! It's great for a easy work lunch the next day. Much more flavorful than you'd think! Thanks for sharing! - 9/12/07

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  • Excellent and easy!! - 9/11/07

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  • I couldn't even stomach two bites of this. I'm sorry! - 9/11/07

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  • Yummo - 9/10/07

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  • great and easy, even my picky grandmother liked it! - 9/9/07

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  • I made this recipe and i could not believe a recipe that easy could have tasted so good. My husband said that meal was one of the reasons why he proposed to me. Thank you sooo much for sharing this recipe. - 9/9/07

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  • Amazingly simple--chicken moist and flavorful. I LOVED this recipe. - 9/8/07

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  • It was delicious. I used only 7 tablespoons of the dressing when I cooked it and then after it was done, I brushed on the 8th tablespoon for an extra burst of flavor. =) - 9/7/07

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  • husband really liked it he had pasta and sauce, I had salad with it, however I used a thigh for my portion instead of a breast,I like dark meat, less cals. Also I added a few tablespoons of an Italain cheese blend and parsley and oregano, to make it true "Italian Chicken" USE FOIL WHEN BAKING! - 9/6/07

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  • I make this with chicken tenders and put in on the george foreman grill..mmmm..delicious! - 9/6/07

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  • I loved it, my husband loved it and my picky eaters loved it!! - 9/4/07

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  • MY GIRLFRIEND & MYSELF HAVE MADE THIS FOR OUR KIDS FOR YEARS. THANKYOU FOR Y0UR INFO. IT'S GREAT TO SEE AND SEND THIS TO OUR KIDS AND GRAND KIDS. THANKS SOO MUCH - 9/4/07

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  • Grrrrrrrrrreat! I added 1 cup of whole grain brown rice (not quick or instant) and 1/1/5 cup chicken broth to bottom of crock pot after cooking chicken for 3 hours. Place chicken back ontop of the rice...Cooked for remaining time. Deeelicious! - 9/4/07

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  • So Easy! - 9/3/07

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