Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 35 mins

A zesty way to prepare chicken on the stove. I came up with it when my oven stopped working and had to prepare everything on the stove top. I typically use the Kraft Zesty Italian dressing and have only used chicken legs and thighs. You can use other parts of the chicken, but cooking times may vary.


  1. Place the chicken in a bowl and add the dressing.
  2. Let marinate for at least 30 minutes (1-2 hours is best) in the fridge. Shake it or mix it occasionally.
  3. Turn the stove on to medium heat and place the chicken in to a frying pan and cover for 10 minutes and save the leftover dressing.
  4. Turn over after 10 minutes and cover and cook for another 10 minutes. (if it seems to be burning turn down the heat).
  5. Uncover and add the leftover dressing, turning each piece to coat it.
  6. Continue to cook for about another 10-15 minutes turning occasionally. The dressing will become dark golden color.
  7. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

This is so easy. I also freeze chicken in the marinade and label. When it thaws it marinates.

aronsinvest July 15, 2012

Tnanks Stargirl73 for this quick and easy recipe. There were lots of dressings to choose from and I used zesty iitalian. I think it would be interestinfg to try other dressings also.

lena678 February 16, 2011

I made thi's for My 3 chef's -08 game with an Italian theme, so glad I did as it was simple to make in my limited kitchen space, moist and very flavorful. I couldn't find Italian Dressing here in Milan so I used recipe #195337 and it worked great. Also used boneless chicken breasts as that's what was availible. Served with salad, steamed rice and crusty Italian bread. YUM; what a treat and such a great blend of flavors. I will be making this again at DH's demand. Thanks Stargirl for a great recipe.

Bonnie G #2 November 01, 2008

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