Sweet and Savory Russian Chicken

This sweet and savory Russian Chicken is part of my One Chicken, Three Meals repertoire and it couldn’t be easier to make. With only four inexpensive ingredients, you’ll be on your way to a delicious meal in minutes that kids and adults alike will love. This recipe is adapted from one my grandma used to call “Stupid Chicken”, and since, according to my almost three year old, “we don’t say stupid, mommy” it’s now called Mommy’s Famous Chicken in our house. If you like sweet and sour chicken, this one is definitely worth a try!

Russian Chicken

Sweet, savory, and delightfully easy to make, this recipe is an adaptation of something my grandma used to fix called Stupid Chicken, my guess is because it's so simple to make!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • 13 x 9 baking dish


  • 2 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup Apricot preserves
  • 1 cup Russian dressing
  • 1 packet Onion soup mix


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • In a medium sized bowl or large measuring cup, mix together apricot preserves, Russian dressing and onion soup mix
  • Slice chicken breasts lengthwise across the breast to yield four thin breasts
  • Spoon 1/4 cup of the dressing mixture into the bottom of the baking dish and spread to coat
  • Add chicken breasts on top and dump remaining dressing mixture on, making sure to coat each breast evenly
  • Bake uncovered for 35 minutes or until an internal temperature of 165 degrees is reached in the thickest part of the breast on instant read thermometer
  • Slice cooked chicken and serve atop warm cooked rice with some of the sauce from the pan
Keyword apricot, chicken, onions, russian dressing, savory, sour, sweet

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