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West Coast Chicken Recipe

West Coast Chicken Recipe

We're far from the West Coast-but the orange and ginger in the sauce for this chicken give us a taste of that part of the country. And it's one we enjoy family wouldn't mind if I served this dish a couple of times every week!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Bake: 1 hour YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 cup thawed orange juice concentrate
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 4 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 5 pounds bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Place chicken in a single layer in two greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dishes; spoon sauce over the top. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • 2. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour or until juices run clear, basting with sauce once with during cooking. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 439 calories, 23 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 164 mg cholesterol, 918 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 41 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.