Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins
You can use as many chicken breasts or thighs as you need. It is an easy recipe to make and has a pretty glaze when it's done.
- Slice halfway through each breast or thigh 3 to 5 times (season with salt and pepper if desired).
- Rub a little brown sugar on each piece and place in a 9 x13" pan.
- Bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Pour orange soda over chicken just to cover then bake an additional 30 minutes.
- Remove chicken and thicken sauce with cornstarch and water. Serve chicken with sauce on top.
I followed the directions exactly but our sauce turned out extremely runny and the chicken tasted dry. Maybe I did something wrong, but our family was disappointed.
This was a great way to prepare chicken! Our chicken came out very moist and had a nice orange flavor. I do think I may have added a bit too much cornstarch to the sauce to thicken it, but it still turned out pretty good. It was a bit hard to judge how much of everything to use since it wasn't stated in the recipe. I put a liberal amount of the brown sugar on it, and I used 1 mini can of orange soda which almost covered the chicken so I just basted it a few times while cooking. I did end up just putting the sauce in a saucepan and heating it to allow the cornstarch to thicken it up. The chicken also had a nice orange color to it, very pretty to look at. And the sauce looked fantastic on top! We paired this with a teriyaki noodle side and it was the perfect match! Thanks for a great recipe!