Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins

A quick and easy chicken recipe that is delicious too!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with nonstick foil.
  3. Place chicken quarters skin-side up on the prepared pan.
  4. Remove the zest from the orange with a grater, then juice the orange.
  5. Whisk together orange zest, orange juice, butter, maple syrup, onion powder, and salt.
  6. Brush orange mixture over the chicken pieces.
  7. Bake 45 to 50 minutes, until done, basting midway with drippings.


Most Helpful

I did not cut my chicken up and used this as a basting sauce for a whole roasted chicken. I stuffed the discarded orange rinds into the cavity. I also used onion flakes instead of onion powder. I smeared butter on the skin and added the left over butter to the basting mix. The chicken did not get golden or crispy so I used the broiler for the last 5 minutes to get the skin tanned. Everyone enjoyed the flavors of the chicken and our 6 year old went back for thirds! Thank you for posting. Zaar World Tour 4. Whine and Cheese.

NcMysteryShopper June 23, 2008

I made this in a crock pot. Layering a sliced onion on the bottom topping with chicken legs and then pouring the sauce mixture over all. I didn`t have butter so I subbed it with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Added some powdered ginger along with the powdered onion. Slow cooked on high for 3 hours. These was tender and the flavor of the orange was perfect.

Rita~ June 22, 2008

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