Basic whole chicken recipe, moist and flavorful, baked with orange soda! Serve with potatoes or rice if desired.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

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

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  • Place chicken in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Season with garlic powder, salt and pepper and garnish with onion slices. Place 1/8 cup of butter or margarine on top of the chicken and bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes.

  • Raise oven temperature to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C); Place remaining 1/8 cup butter or margarine on top of the chicken and bake for 30 minutes.

  • Pour orange-flavored beverage all over chicken, bake for 5 more minutes, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

880 calories; 62.8 g total fat; 286 mg cholesterol; 329 mg sodium. 11.4 g carbohydrates; 63.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (18)

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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2007
This is a really tasty and easy recipe. The only change I made was to put the chicken on a vertical roaster instead of leaving it in a dish to bake. Also it might help to put the butter on the chicken first and then add the spices. This way the spices will adhere to the chicken better. Overall the chicken was very tasty and the orange soda makes a nice glaze. THanks for the keeper recipe:) Read More
(25)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/26/2008
This was a waste of a can of orange soda! The chicken just tasted like chicken and was nothing special. Read More
(8)
25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2007
This is a really tasty and easy recipe. The only change I made was to put the chicken on a vertical roaster instead of leaving it in a dish to bake. Also it might help to put the butter on the chicken first and then add the spices. This way the spices will adhere to the chicken better. Overall the chicken was very tasty and the orange soda makes a nice glaze. THanks for the keeper recipe:) Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2007
This is a really tasty and easy recipe. The only change I made was to put the chicken on a vertical roaster instead of leaving it in a dish to bake. Also it might help to put the butter on the chicken first and then add the spices. This way the spices will adhere to the chicken better. Overall the chicken was very tasty and the orange soda makes a nice glaze. THanks for the keeper recipe:) Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2004
Really good and easy to make the orange pop gave a nice taste will make this again for sure!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/10/2008
Needed to cook longer. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2010
I really liked this recipe. Easy and awesome tasting. Thank You Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/26/2008
This was a waste of a can of orange soda! The chicken just tasted like chicken and was nothing special. Read More
(8)
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2009
My three year old didn't care for it much.But the rest of us loved it. I did add one thing i put a peeled orange in the chickens rear for more flavor. It was very moist. It was amazing. easy recipes it a keeper!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2010
chicken was very moist Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2010
it is great! But it is better with Sprite. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/18/2008
This recipe was good but it didn't have the favor I thought it would. I was wanting something different to do with the whole chicken I had to fix and the recipe tasted the same as just baking it. Read More
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