Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

My neighbor Steve and his girl were experimenting with a baked chicken recipe and came up a little gem I think. It creates for a really moist chicken without using a brine but with almost the same results. Hope you enjoy it much as we did. If you eat legs and wings with your fingers...have some napkins handy. *s*

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix first 3 ingredients in sauce pan.
  3. Heat until butter melts.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in orange juice.
  5. Place water in baking dish before the chicken.
  6. Place chicken in baking dish and pour sauce slowly over entire chicken.
  7. Bake for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes basting chicken 3 times during the first hour.
  8. Chicken may be stuffed if desired.


Most Helpful

I was snooping around Zaar looking for a different way to fix chicken. Ran across your recipe, and gave it a try. WOW! Talk about easy and tasty, this dish is it. The meat is so tender and moist, and we really liked the flavor of the sauce. I did use fresh lemon juice, but added orange zest to it...gave the chicken a nice added zing! Thanks a bunch for sharing, Chuck. You posted a real winner. Laudee

Laudee May 15, 2003

This made a delicious moist and juicy chicken. I added some salt and pepper after I poured on the sauce. Thanks for sharing this one because I don't always have time to brine a chicken before baking.

ratherbeswimmin' September 14, 2003

zoyie. Oh what a great recipe. I hate dried out white meat, this was really great and know doubt will be making this again thank you

zoyie April 01, 2003

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