Melt in Your Mouth Baked Chicken

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

This recipe is soooo simple. It has only one Ingredient, and yet it has so much flavor. The chicken falls right off the bone.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 whole chicken (cut-up)
  • 1 (16 -32 ounce) bottle Italian dressing, fill baking dish with dressing about 2 inches (ours is Wish Bone)


  1. Pre-heat oven 325.
  2. For the most flavor, leave skin on until the end.
  3. Place Chicken with bone down, in baking dish.
  4. Shake bottle dressing, until mixed well.
  5. Pour the entire bottle over the chicken.
  6. Cover with Foil.
  7. It should cover most of the chicken.
  8. Bake for about 1 1/2.
  9. Turn Chicken every 1/2 hour.
  10. Remove the foil the last 15 mins, for browning.
  11. Different ovens vary. Chicken is done when it is very tender and falling off the bone. Do not add water to the recipe. At the end of cooking, I always remove the skin, this chicken will melt in your mouth,.


Most Helpful

It was a greasy, horrible mess. Maybe I did something wrong.

BikeBookBread July 01, 2009

For the ease I give this 4 stars. Definitely if you need soft cooked chicken without work use this recipe. It doesn't smell very good cooking though (probably because of the vinegar). I'd use a whole chicken, leaving the skin on. I used the chicken in easy chicken wraps made with mayo, lettuce, tomato and and more italian dressing! They were fast and tasty.

UmmBinat December 10, 2008

I really loved this chicken. The taste was wonderful. It was delicious and tender. I will definitely make this again.

in Charlotte, NC May 18, 2007

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