Catalina Chicken

You will love this Catalina chicken recipe! It is fast, easy to make and delicious!

The best catalina dressing chicken, fresh out of the oven!

If you’ve never made Catalina chicken before you are in for a treat! I am all about simple and affordable recipes that taste like they aren’t either one, and this Catalina chicken definitely fits the bill! If you are in need of quick weeknight dinner recipes you will definitely want to add this one to your rotation!

Catalina chicken over rice.

I like to serve it over rice, with broccoli or a side salad. Not only is this easy enough for your kids to make, but it is a unique taste that will help you rediscover chicken in a whole new light!

So funny story, when we were kids my mom got this recipe from our neighbor and we grew up calling it “Gail Jack chicken.” I never knew that most of the world called it Catalina Chicken until I had been married several years! Also, many people like to add cashews to their Catalina chicken, but I grew up with a sister who was allergic to nuts, and now I have a daughter allergic to cashews, so we leave them out at our house!

Easy and delicious Catalina chicken recipe!

5 from 1 vote
Catalina Chicken Recipe
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
47 mins

The best Catalina chicken recipe, it's quick, easy, and so delicious! 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 181 kcal
  • 3-5 frozen chicken breasts
  • 1 cup apricot jam
  • 1 cup Catalina salad dressing
  • 1 package dry onion soup mix
  1. Preheat your oven to 350. Grease your pan and put in frozen chicken breasts. Whisk all sauce ingredients together and pour over your chicken. Bake for 45 minutes and enjoy! 


I always have a big bag of frozen chicken breasts in my freezer and it is so nice to just be able to throw them straight in the pan and have them cook perfectly! You can also use chicken tenders or fresh chicken, you will just want to adjust down the cook time accordingly.

You will love this Catalina Chicken recipe! It is quick, easy, and such a delicious way to make chicken!

Don’t forget to pin this recipe for later! I hope you love it!





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    Terry Bickmore

    Not a huge fan of chicken but have tried this and really like it. If you’re like me and would choose beef over chicken any day, you should give this recipe a try.

    Six Sisters

    This looks so good!! We are so glad you joined our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday”. We love to see all of the great recipes and ideas!! Thanks and we hope to see you again next week! -The Sisters


    Wow! Love this, please share it! Link it up with me on my Wow Us Wednesday, ok? Over at


    I’m going to give this a go. It seems easy enough.…come visit.

    Krissy Sherman Bonning

    I bet this would work in the crock pot, too. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Michelles Tasty Creations

    Yum! This looks and sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday :)


    I may just have to make this for dinner tonight! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.


    YUM!! I will try this one soon!