How to estimate cals when you cook something in olive oil/other liquid?

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  1. Alias

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    The other night I cooked my chicken breasts and kraft italian dressing (fucking BOMB btw) and used about half a bottle... which is quite a lot of calories, but I ended up pouring most of it out once the chicken was done cooking... How do you guys estimate how many cals you're consuming when a lot goes down the drain?
     
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    I do just that, estimate . . . figure about 1-1.5 tbsp is left on the chicken.

    How did you cook it in that cdressing, btw? Sounds good.
     
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    Use the fat-free dressing and don't worry about the calories :dunno:

    Other than that, I'm not sure how much meat absorbs of the dressing.
     
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    when i bake chicken (assuming that's what was done here), i put the chicken breast on foil, add dressing, close foil, and put on a cookie sheet in the oven at about 350 degrees
     
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    mine are usually frozen to begin with and end up leaving some water behind... i put them in an 8x8 pyrex and just squirt some (rather, a lot) italian dressing on top. kraft italian. seriously tastes AMAZING.
     
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