Better late than never, right? I LOVE sharing recipes like this. Old school, family tradition, and oh-so delicious. I know there are a million recipes out there like this one, and it’s called all different things, but this is how my mom made it, and she called it Sticky Chicken, so Sticky Chicken it will forever be.
If you were worried about it being difficult, don’t be. It literally couldn’t be any easier if I tried. Get some chicken breasts, or thighs, or both and slather them in the sauce. Bake and eat. Yep, it’s THAT easy.
I like to use bone in chicken breasts, and I just remove the skin before baking. Cooking them on the bone creates the juiciest meat and makes it really hard to dry out. It’s easy to take it off the bone when you’re done so don’t worry about that either.
Make this recipe a staple in your family. It’s a crowd pleaser for sure and I hope you love it as much as I do!
- 6 chicken breasts on the bone (can also use thighs) if breasts are large, buy 3 and cut them in half
- 1 (8 ounce) bottle Russian Salad Dressing (can also use Catalina or Thousand Island)
- 1/2 cup apricot jam
- 1 packet onion soup mix
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Remove the skin from the chicken. In a large bowl or baking dish mix together the dressing, jam, onion soup mix, garlic powder and pepper until well combined.
- Add the chicken and toss to coat. If you have time to marinate the chicken do it! Cover and marinate for up to 12 hours. If not, pour chicken and sauce into a baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 90 minutes. Every 30 minutes or so, brush the sauce over the chicken.
- If after 90 minutes you want the sauce a little "stickier" cook it for another 10-15 minutes. Otherwise serve immediately and enjoy! I love serving this over rice to help soak up all the sauce.