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Nothing-To-It Chicken

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Nothing to It Chicken
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Looking for the easiest of easy chicken recipes? Our Nothing-To-It Chicken is about to take the fuss out of dinner. Mix it, pour it, bake it, and serve. You'll be blown away with how easy it is to make, and everyone else will think that you prepped all day! Don't worry. The truth behind this easy chicken recipe can be our little secret. 

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup creamy Parmesan dressing
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (3 - to 3 1/2-pound) chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  • Paprika for sprinkling

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except chicken and paprika; mix well. Add chicken, coating well.
  3. Place chicken in a 9- x 13-inch baking dish and pour remaining mixture over top. Sprinkle with paprika.
  4. Bake 1 hour, or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.

Test Kitchen Tips

  • For an extra blast of cheesy goodness, grate some Parmesan cheese over the chicken before serving.
  • Make this meal even more impressive with our Nothing to It Sweet Potatoes.
  • Complete everything with one of our Easy Coleslaw Recipes and this meal will get 5 stars at the dinner table! 
  • Mix it up with even more Easy Chicken Recipes for flavor-packed weeknight meals!

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 618
  • Calories from Fat 440
  • Total Fat 49g 75 %
  • Saturated Fat 12g 62 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 39g 77 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 170mg 57 %
  • Sodium 925mg 39 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 2.3g 1 %
  • Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0 %
  • Sugars 1.1g 0 %

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Love this chicken. Just noticed recipe says pour remaining sauce over chicken in pan but in the video Mr. Food doesn't use the leftover sauce. Which is it???

Hi there! Pour the remaining sauce over chicken. Unfortunately, due to time constraints, Howard doesn't go through every step in the video. Enjoy!

Easy! Easy! Made today and boy was it easy and good. Used Creamy Caesar Dressing and chicken legs since that is what I had on hand. My husband said it was OK, but then he only likes fried chicken. I will make again because I really enjoyed it.

We're so glad to hear that you and your son enjoyed it. :) Thanks for sharing!

I made this last Sunday for dinner. My husband said it was a keeper. I couldn't find the Parmesan dressing so I used Parmesan dressing w/ peppercorns. It was great. I will definitely make it again. I had some legs and thighs so I used that. Delicious. Thanks for sharing.

Good, but not one of my favourite recipes.

What would be the cook time for boneless, skinless chicken?

Hi there! If you would like to make this recipe with boneless skinless chicken, we recommend baking it at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes, or until it is no longer pink in the center. Enjoy!

What kind of creamy Parmesan dressing did you use? I have seen some dressings that have Parmesan in it, but never any just plain "Parmesan". Thanks a bunch.

Hi there! We used the Hidden Valley brand for Creamy Parmesan dressing, but you can use any brand! :) Enjoy!

I could not find bottled Parmesan anywhere! I found powdered Parmesan with Spinach dressing (for dips), so I bought that and will hope for the best. (I'm not adding the cream cheese, however!)

Ummm.I don't see cream cheese in this recipe for the chicken.

rac7431 2877525 Ummm, the cream cheese was in the preparation instructions for the powdered Parmesan with Spinach dressing I bought. I used the dressing without the cream cheese when preparing the chicken.

What is creamy parmesan dressing and where can it be found ?

Hi there! When the Test Kitchen made this recipe, we used Hidden Valley brand dressing. Kraft also makes a creamy Parmesan dressing; though any brand of creamy Parmesan dressing will do for this recipe. Enjoy!

Made this for dinner last night. There are only two of us, and we don't cotton to dark meat, so made with breast halves. Couldn't find creamy parmesan dressing, so used ranch with a couple TBSP shredded parm added. Two tsp of Grey Poupon seemed a bit assertive to us, so next time I'll use only one. Delicious, though, incredibly quick and easy, and done in only 20 minutes in a Cuisinart countertop oven! A definite keeper.

We used the thighs and had FANTASTIC results! Thank you Mr. Food, this recipe is a keeper. -)

"cotton" ?

it means to be fond of, or like )

Two tsp of grey poupon was for 8 pieces of chicken!! No wonder it was a bit assertive!!

Can you give me a brand name for the Parmesan dressing? I have not seen this in the store.


I love the sound of a lot of the recipes on this site but i dont make them because the nutrional facts are not listed. please add them to the recipes.thank you

Please find another site to fit your needs. We love Mr Food and love the comments from followers who are adding to the conversation about the recipe. This has nothing to do with the recipe. Really, dear, there are plenty of web sites to fit whatever you health needs might be if you will only "google" it.

Really? Figure out yourself. Get the ingredients together and do it yourself. this is a site for recipes, that's all!!!

IF you do NOT make any recipes on this site Please tell why you are signed in and reading these recipes?

I'm surprised by the nastiness of these comments. I've seen this question asked before about adding nutritional facts. Can't figure out why people are so vehemently against the question on this site.

We're not 'vehemently' against the question we're just so SICK of people who won't DO IT FOR THEMSELVES wanting Mr. Food's staff to do it for them. Go to the sister site Everydaydiabeticrecipes if you want calorie counts.

how about adding the nutrional facts

We are all happy just the way things are MR Food does have a diabetic section here with all nutritional facts for each recipe if you ever bother to check

grannyblu, I agree with you. If you are a diabetic you should know what you can have and cannot have early on in your nutritional guides or info given by your nutritionist. Didn't take me long to learn. Do your homework.

Hi mrsoul51, great idea to substitute homemade dressing for the Nothing To It Chicken! Cooking to suit your own tastes is always best :)

Easy and good but wish the "sauce" was a bit thicker. Used homemade dressing since I couldn't find it in the grocery:

This was very tasty and certainly easy to prepare. My husband and I both enjoyed it. Next time I might try it with boneless breasts and adjust the cooking time accordingly.

The rest of sauce is the contents of the marinade in bowl after you have removed the chicken.

what is rest of sauce? says combine ingredients toss w/chicken add the rest.what rest.........?

It just add what sauce, the salad dressing, to the pan. Ruby


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