Recipe by Judy Easley
"This dish is easy, tangy and terrific. The sweet and sour tastes come with a twist, using fruit preserves instead of the usual fare. Great served with rice."
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1 (3 pound)
whole chicken, cut into pieces
1 (10 fluid ounce) bottle
Russian-style salad dressing
2 (1 ounce) packages
dry onion soup mix
This is a great recipe. My husband loves it. I made a few changes to make it a little heathier. Instead of Russian dressing I used a raspberry vinegerette preferably one with splenda. I also use a entire jar of apricot preserves also the sugar free variety with Splenda. This helps lower the amount of sugar in the recipe and cuts out a lot of calories and fat that is in the Russian dressing. I think it tastes better too.
This was horrible. The taste was extremely bland. The sauce became too thin during cooking.The presentation was very poor. I would not use as much Russian dressing, more apricot preserves, and double the dry onion soup mix. Also, I would probably throw in garlic, onions, and some curry/ginger, and maybe some soy sauce. I really don't know. I do know this is not a fix again for our family.
I make this recipe all of the time, but I only use one envelope of Lipton Onion Soup Mix and I use boneless chicken breasts. I have grown up on this recipe since I was a little girl. I love the sauce over my chicken and my rice. My whole family loves it, too.
I prepared this for a group and it was just wonderful! I cooked the chicken overnight in the crock pot then put it all together the next morning. I only used one soup envelope and one cup of pineapple preserves along with two small bottles of the Russian dressing. It made the most wonderful glaze. I will add this to my favorites!
I grew up on a similar rendition of this recipe and it's one of my kids favorites today. I use boneless breasts and mix 1 package dry onion soup, 1 bottle russian dressing, 1 jar apricot preserves and 1 jar pineapple preserves. I use 6 - 8 chicken breasts, too. Yummy!
my mom made this recipe every week when i was growing up in the oven. the chicken was always too dry- I tried it in a slow cooker and it came out MUCH better. if you still want to bake the chicken I recommend putting foil over the pan for all but the last 2 minutes. this will help keep the moisture in.
This is okay, especially for kids. You can toss in pineapple chunks, too. For adults, a little bit of crushed red pepper flakes makes it less bland and similar to a dish at PF Chang's. Easy to keep ingredients in the pantry. Serve over rice.
I have made this many times, usually with boneless breasts and just 1 packet of onion soup mix. Recently tried substituting can of cranberry sauce for apricot preserves tastes even better.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Sweet And Sour Glazed Chicken
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 419
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