I got this recipe from a co-worker. This has to be one of the easiest recipes ever. Chicken is roasted in a flavorful orange sauce. It is great with chicken thighs or breasts, bone-in or not. You can't go wrong!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a small bowl, stir together the orange juice, soy sauce, onion soup mix and garlic powder; set aside. Rinse chicken, and pat dry. Place chicken thighs into a 9x13 inch glass baking dish. Pour the orange juice mixture over.

  • Bake, uncovered, for 1 hour and 30 minutes in the preheated oven, basting every half hour. If using boneless chicken, reduce cooking time to 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

180.2 calories; protein 16.4g 33% DV; carbohydrates 5.7g 2% DV; fat 9.9g 15% DV; cholesterol 58.5mg 20% DV; sodium 475.2mg 19% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2003
Wow! This recipe sounded good but I didn't realize what an impact it would make at dinner time. I've known my husband for close to 15 years and have been cooking chicken for him about as long. He said this was the best chicken I've ever made! I did tweak the recipe by adding a tablespoon of sugar during cooking and then adding a 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch mixed in a little soy sauce at the end to thicken the sauce a bit. Yummy! I will certainly make this for guests sometime. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/04/2005
The finished product was just alright - there wasn't a strong orange flavor and the onion soup made it too salty overtaking the orange. I probably won't try this again but if I did I wouldn't use the onion soup. Read More
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461 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 149
  • 3 star values: 89
  • 2 star values: 31
  • 1 star values: 31
Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2003
Wow! This recipe sounded good but I didn't realize what an impact it would make at dinner time. I've known my husband for close to 15 years and have been cooking chicken for him about as long. He said this was the best chicken I've ever made! I did tweak the recipe by adding a tablespoon of sugar during cooking and then adding a 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch mixed in a little soy sauce at the end to thicken the sauce a bit. Yummy! I will certainly make this for guests sometime. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2003
We really really liked this alot.. I made a couple changes..I added just a pinch of ground ginger.. after I mixed all the ingredients I threw them all in a Ziploc bag along with some fresh sliced mushrooms and some chopped green onions..I let everything marinate for about 30 minutes in the fridge before I cooked it.. I used boneless,skinless chicken thighs so it only took about 45 minutes to cook.. My husband isnt a big rice fan so I just served it over some green beans and a nice salad.. I think the mushrooms and the onions made all the difference.. Kiki (Brampton,ON Canada) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/10/2004
I read other reviews & therefore made adjustments to enhance the flavor of this. I added a little lemon juice to the sauce and then marinated boneless breasts in it for a half hour before baking. I baked for 45 minutes and that was plenty of time. I put the chicken on a rack in the pan & basted frequently. By then end the rest of the sauce cooks away and would make a mess on the pan if it isn't non-stick. The chicken comes out quite good nice for those who like orange. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2004
This is very tasty and flavorful. The sauce is so goopd I would double if you want to serve over rice because there isn't much left after cooking. Pork cops would be a great meat to try cooking this way. I have tried both thighs and breast and they were great. I liked the breast this way because I always find them dry in some recipes. Bernie Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/04/2005
The finished product was just alright - there wasn't a strong orange flavor and the onion soup made it too salty overtaking the orange. I probably won't try this again but if I did I wouldn't use the onion soup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2005
This is my kind of recipe. Nice and simple yet really tasty. My husband and I loved it. We doubled the orange juice and the soy sauce. Thanks for a great recipe for a family on the go! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/07/2003
Very tasty; not bland at all or too salty. Didn't taste like orange but the OJ (I used fresh-squeezed) made the sauce sweet. I used 3 teaspoons minced garlic and didn't add extra sugar or cornstarch; the sauce was thick already and almost boiled down to the bottom except I added water halfway through roasting. I marinated for 1hr 15min beforehand and used Lipton's Golden Onion soup mix (1 packet is 1.3oz which might be why the sauce was so thick.) I also added 3 chopped green onions. Overall a hit: will probably make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2003
wonderful. I used ginger root and garlic clove crushed and marinaded it for several hours. at the last I splashed about 2 tblsp sherry into the gravy. thigh meat works best. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2008
This recipe was fantastic!! The only change I made was to add an additional tbls. soy sauce. I will be making this one again! Read More
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