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Catalina Chicken

Morsels of Life - Catalina Chicken

I’m sure more than one of us has had the kind of teacher or admired mentor who abides by this one phrase, “Keep it simple, stupid.” Mine was a brilliant Ph.D. chemistry instructor in high school, a no-nonsense, straight-talking woman with a sonorous Southern accent. She was a cross between Judge Judy and your sweet, old Baptist grandma. I often find myself attempting elaborate and complex recipes, as if it increased culinary street cred or affirmed some level of mastery in the kitchen, but from time to time, I recall my chemistry teacher with arms crossed saying, “Keep it simple, stupid.” In that same spirit, I decided to tackle this chicken with something easy and tasty. You can't get much more simple than two ingredients (both of which are in the name)! :P

Catalina Chicken
A simple chicken dish with the sweet tanginess of Catalina dressing.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 14 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
Yield: 2 servings



  1. (optional) Marinate chicken. I tried it both with and without marinating, and you could taste a difference, but it was good either way. Another option (my preferred method) is to freeze the chicken in a bag with the Catalina Dressing - less planning/thinking ahead required - just take it out and cook when you want!

  2. Bake at 425F until cooked through and skin crispy.

  3. Remember that simple can be tasty too!


  1. Medifast CouponsSeptember 26, 2011

    I have a very similar chicken recipe using dressing, but what a good idea to actually freeze when I am putting away the groceries all ready for when I want it. Thanks, gonna try and see.

  2. Medifast CouponsSeptember 30, 2011

    Turned out great, again thanks, family loved.

  3. I love the marinade... it makes the chicken so easy to make. Please share this on my foodie friday party today.

  4. Just take it out of the freezer, and you're good to go. Perfect when you need a quick meal!