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How long wouldyou marinate chicken breasts in Italian dressing before baking in the oven?

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:29 PM on Nov. 10, 2009 in Food & Drink

Answers (11)
  • 1-2 hours, or all day if you have the time.

    Answer by MommaRox4683 at 3:33 PM on Nov. 10, 2009

  • I like to marinate food as soon as i get it home from the store then freeze it with the marinate on it. gotta love freezer bags :)

    Answer by Mrs.Oriaku at 3:33 PM on Nov. 10, 2009

  • I was just about to ask this question. That is too lol funny.

    Answer by bella69147 at 3:33 PM on Nov. 10, 2009

  • I used to work as a professional cook. Chefs will tell you that meats will only absorb marinade about 1/4 inch into the skin and that is achieved in 20-30 minutes. After that, the acids in the marinade begin to break down the proteins and can cause mushiness.

    Tofu and tempeh can marinate for days. Veggies shoul not marinate beyond 1 hour or they can ferment or turn to mush.

    Answer by ecodani at 5:02 PM on Nov. 10, 2009

  • You should only marinate chicken pieces for up to an hour because like the previous post said, the acids start to break down the meat and change the texture. If you want to do it for like 30 minutes to an hour, pierce the meat with a fork before marinating it.

    Answer by AprilDJC at 5:14 PM on Nov. 10, 2009

  • I always try to do 24 hours, and I shake the container every 4 hours to make sure the marinade spreads equally!

    Answer by MyAngels0103 at 5:40 PM on Nov. 10, 2009

  • overnight . the longer the better! And i baste with the dressing too, but i bbq the ckn. nmmmmmmmmm

    Answer by NaKeYJaKeYsMoMy at 6:47 PM on Nov. 10, 2009

  • I would say about 3 hours. 6 would be okay too. but not much longer than that. I have tried this and it is easy for the dressing to overpower the whole dish.

    Answer by Tickledtrauma at 7:23 PM on Nov. 10, 2009

  • 30 minutes is all that is needed.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:57 PM on Nov. 10, 2009

  • I would only for 30 minutes. Then i would bake them in the oven.

    Answer by seashore29 at 10:03 AM on Nov. 11, 2009

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