Last Night's Chicken


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

4 servings


  • 1 (3 pound) whole chicken

  • 3 dashes garlic powder

  • 2 pinches salt

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper

  • 1 onion, thinly sliced

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 cup orange-flavored carbonated beverage


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

880 Calories
63g Fat
11g Carbs
64g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 880
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 63g 81%
Saturated Fat 22g 110%
Cholesterol 286mg 95%
Sodium 329mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 64g
Vitamin C 8mg 39%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 700mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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