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Normal Chicken Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Normal Chicken

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"Very, very easy! Chicken with soy sauce and Worcestershire. My mom used to make it so often that it won this funny title. Serve with white rice to pour the extra juice over."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    50 mins

    55 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place chicken breasts in a glass baking dish. Pour the soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce over them. Cover with a lid or aluminum foil.
  3. Bake for 50 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the juices run clear. If using frozen chicken breasts, bake for 1 hour.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 27, 2006

There is nothing "normal" about this chicken! Amazing. I added 1/2 cup brown sugar as recommended and am SO glad I did. My presentation turned out beautiful. Rice, broccoli, chicken right on top, drizzled with the sauce... When my husband bit into his chicken all he could say was "Wow"! He wasn't expecting so much flavor, and neither was I. This ones a keeper. For kicks I made egg drop soup to make this more of a chinese type meal.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 29, 2003

Nothing special here. It was easy but will not be added to my rotation

Nov 29, 2004

I have been using this recipe for years, the only difference is I use boneless skinless chicken brest, and I add at least 1 Cup of BROWN SUGAR to the recipe as it is cooking, this makes it EXTRA YUMMY!!!!!

Apr 11, 2006

This was a great chicken recipe. Very easy and will make again! I followed what others had written and browned the chicken in about 1T Olive oil first. I also decreased the soy sauce to 2T, added 1T of rice wine vin., 1T chopped garlic and 1T onion powder. I made everything on the stove top. After chicken browned, I turned the heat to med., added sauce ingr. and covered the pot. I cooked the bone-in chicken pieces for approx. 20 min., turning chicken a couple of times.

Jan 04, 2006

Easy and delicious, I added 1 cup of brown sugar and served the sauce over rice and broccoli everyone loved it!! I will definitely be making this one again!!

Dec 01, 2008

Update: This is a very good base recipe. However, I was scared that it would lack the flavor I was looking for, so I tweaked it a bit. First, I seasoned the split breasts with garlic powder, ground ginger powder, kosher salt, and black pepper. For the marinade I used 4 TB of soy sauce, 2 TB of Worcestershire sauce, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 2 fresh garlic cloves (grated), a small piece of fresh ginger (also grated), and topped the dish with fresh pineapple (cubed). OMG, talk about good! The gravy that was made from this dish was delicious with white rice! Made a yummy Asian-style dinner.

Apr 17, 2007

The best recipe I know of with this number of ingredients -- so simple, in fact, that I've memorized it for those occasions when I have to cook and I have no access to a recipe book/file/website. I add sliced carrot and parsnips, and they come out perfectly in the time the chicken takes to bake. Thanks for this!

Feb 06, 2007

Wonderful, wonderful recipe. So easy, so good. I did increase each sauce by 1 tablespoon and added approximately 1/4 of brown sugar. This made a wonderful au jus. Definitely a part of my cooking rotation. My husband absolutely raved and so did I. Thanks for offering such a simple, yet tasty dish!


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  • Calories
  • 185 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.6 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 88 mg
  • 29%
  • Fat
  • 3.5 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 33.8 g
  • 68%
  • Sodium
  • 832 mg
  • 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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