Easy Baked Chicken Recipe
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Easy Baked Chicken Recipe

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"I used to prepare this chicken for my diabetic mother, and I still make it for myself," says Christine Richburg, Brewton, Alabama. "It turns out so moist."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 packages (1/2 ounce each) butter-flavored granules
  • 1-1/2 cups tomato juice
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 pounds), cut up and skin removed

Nutritional Facts

8 ounce-weight: 193 calories, 9g fat (0 saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 415mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable.


  1. Prepared butter granules according to package directions. Stir in tomato juice, vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, garlic and oregano. Place chicken in a resealable plastic bag. Add half of marinade; seal and refrigerate for 8 hour or overnight. Cover and refrigerate the remaining marinade.
  2. Drain marinade from chicken. Place chicken and reserved marinade in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 1 hour or until juices run clear, spooning marinade over chicken several times. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Butter Buds butter-flavored mix. Look for it in the spice aisle.
Originally published as Easy Baked Chicken in Taste of Home October/November 1997, p16

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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