Later, I found out that her Famous Russian chicken was super popular and it wasn't her own recipe, but hey it's still freaking awesome!
So I tend to use Skinless Boneless thighs when I cook this, but it's totally up to you and what you enjoy. In addition to that you need,
Red Russian Dressing
Lipton Onion soup/dip Mix
After all the times I've made this, I find myself mixing the marinade first so I can coat the bottom of the chicken pan before I lay it in there--you know, you need to have the flavor everywhere!!
So, I used about...
- half the jar of Apricot marmalade (6oz)
- about 1/3 to 1/2 of Russian dressing
- 1 package of Onion mix.
Now having 6 thighs, I still use a small glass pan probably 6"x10". The chicken is usually overlapping but it still cooks, so I'm not to worried. After the chicken is clean, I just plop it down in the pan and pour the marinade all over it. Making sure the top of each piece is coated generously. ***Warning, although it looks like a lot of marinade or a lot is on each chicken. It thins out in the oven and you have a lot of juice left over to add on your mashed potatoes or pilaf or whatever side you chose to enjoy it with :)
Next throw it in the oven, middle shelf @ 350 and let it cook. Depending on if you have bone or not, cook it as if you would any other chicken. I cook my 6 boneless thighs for about 30 minutes. (maybe that's a little longer since I do have overlapping chicken) but each chicken is their own..Ha!
While the chicken is cooking, my family usually makes mashed potatoes or rice pilaf and a
vegetable. Perfect amount of time for me to *cough* heat up my mashed potatoes and cook my veggies. I love me some broccoli or asparagus and even carrots with this chicken.
--For my broccoli I just boil it in water till I find the right tenderness I like and for asparagus, I roast it stove top with some salt and olive oil.
Don't mind my asparagus, they weren't cooked enough with me being sidetracked due to the salt that decided to explode.....
*And an extra plus with this recipe is that with all the stuff for this one meal you have enough to make it another time!
Good Luck and Enjoy!