Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is fabulously easy and delicious!! My step-mother gave me the recipe from Maryland. The recipe calls for Creamy Russian dressing, well in MN we seem to only have plain Russian dressing. So I add 1/4-1/2 cup of light Mayo to the dressing mix to make it creamy. I have made it without the mayo and it definitely needs it if you cant find the creamy Russian dressing! Served best over Jasmine Rice!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 -4 chicken breasts
  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle creamy Russian salad dressing (if not creamy Russian, then plain Russian with 1/4-1/2 cup of light Mayo)
  • 8 ounces apricot jam
  • 1 14 ounces French onion soup mix
  • jasmine rice


  1. Mix the Russian dressing, apricot jelly, (mayo if applicable) and french onion soup.
  2. Stir until well combined in separate bowl.
  3. Place chicken in glass baking pan.
  4. Pour dressing mix over chicken and bake uncovered at 350°F for 40-50 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.
  5. Served best over Jasmine rice.
  6. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

Fantastic!! I only tried this because I had Russian dressing I wanted to use up, wow, absolutely love it. Definitely making this again, thanks so much for posting. Try it you'll love it!

Debi M. August 25, 2014

Mmmmm! I used a pork loin as previously suggested instead of chicken and cooked it in the crockpot. I also did not have russian dressing so I used Russian Salad Dressing for Russian Salad Dressing and added the suggested mayo to make it creamy. Oh, and I already had peach jam open so I used that instead of apricot. Despite all my minor substitutions, I feel I can still vouch for this is good!

Stephie Biggs November 04, 2008

In the NY area, Russian dressing is always creamy. You can make your own by blending together 1/2 c mayo, 1/4 c tomato ketchup, 2 tbsp lemon juice, a pinch of salt and a pinch of ground white pepper. You can also substitute Thousand Island dressing, which is the same as Russian, with the addition of chopped pickles.

DrGaellon October 27, 2008