Chicken a L’Orange

Sounds fancy, doesn’t it?? Well it’s not and it’s actually been referred to as orange chicken in our house, for more than 30 years. This is another Carter classic…. Make a little go a long way for 6 kids and it damn well better taste great AND be quick. Check, check and check.



3 chicken breasts
16 Oz bottle of Russian dressing
Half a packet of Lipton onion soup mix
1 cup of Marmalade or apricot jam
A little bit of parsley for color

Preheat the oven to 350°.

Put the chicken in a casserole dish and season with salt and pepper.

Mix everything else in a bowl and pour it over the chicken.

Bake for 45 minutes.

That’s it… No joke.

Now, I cannot eat my orange chicken without mashed potatoes….


And of course, my favorite….

Yep, that would be the infamous canned corn. I said it was a fancy meal, didn’t I???

This recipe was courtesy of my great aunt, Sancee. Actually, it was really her friend, Jeannette, because poor Sancee wasn’t much of a cook. When we were shipped off to spend a night with Sancee, this was always prepared.

Breakfast, the next morning, wasn’t nearly as memorable…. (who serves scrambled eggs without ketchup???).

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