Catalina Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.


2 servings

Updated: Dec. 05, 2023
Using salad dressing to make this family favorite helps keep the prep time to only 10 minutes. I like to spoon extra sauce over the baked Catalina chicken just before serving. —Frances Roberts, Silver Spring, Maryland
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  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1/4 cup Catalina salad dressing
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons onion soup mix
  • 1 tablespoon grape jelly
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, brown chicken in oil. Transfer to a shallow baking dish coated with cooking spray. Combine the salad dressing, soup mix and jelly; pour over chicken.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°.
Catalina Chicken Tips

How else can you cook Catalina chicken?

Instead of pan-frying, try grilling the chicken to allow the sauce to caramelize. Another easy way to prepare this Catalina chicken recipe is in a slow cooker, which allows you to set it and forget it!

Can you use other kinds of jelly in Catalina chicken?

Other popular jellies that work well with Catalina chicken are orange marmalade or peach jam. They both provide a nice contrast to the Catalina salad dressing!

What can you serve with Catalina chicken?

Serve Catalina chicken over a bed of steamed rice. Or, something as simple as some fresh sauteed vegetables and a simple salad can turn this dish into a full meal!

—Ellie Crowley, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

Nutrition Facts

1 chicken breast half: 261 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 727mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 29g protein.