Baked Orange Chicken

Carol Davis

By
@FadingParadise

I used to make this when my kids were younger. I wanted something healthier than fried chicken. We all loved it. I started doing it with chicken legs only (pic is a half batch, I live alone). The leftovers are great for cold lunches or picnics. The original recipe called for a whole chicken, cut up. That's an "older" recipe. Now I feel old. Anywho,I think modifying with legs and extending the cooking time, makes it unique.


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Rating:

Serves:

6

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2-3 lb
chicken legs
2
eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 c
orange juice, fresh
1 1/2 c
cracker meal
1 Tbsp
paprika
1 Tbsp
shredded orange peal
6 Tbsp
butter

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Rinse chicken, pat dry. Melt butter in 9x13 baking dish in 400 degree oven. Remove pan from oven.
2
Dip chicken legs into mixture of egg and orange juice, then into mixture of cracker meal, paprika, peel and 1 teaspoon salt. Turn chicken in butter to coat; arrange skin side down (don't crowd).
3
Bake at 400 for 30 minutes. Turn chicken. Bake 30 minutes. Turn chicken one more time, bake an additional 15 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American