Aloha Chicken

Chicken is one of my all-time favorite meats to cook with. It is so versatile — you can really do just about anything with it! You can throw one or two things in with the chicken and come out with an absolutely delicious masterpiece! Sort of like the Hawaiian Barbeque Chicken, or this wonderful recipe that I’m ready to share!

Our church, several years ago, put together a cookbook. All the recipes come from the kitchens of church members. They range from appetizers to soups to salads to meals (with most any meat) to side dishes to desserts galore. It became a huge effort that grew and grew and grew. Finally, the many ladies on the team building this book (I think it was somewhere between 15 and 20) decided to start cutting recipes because there were just too many! They still ended up with 512 pages of recipes, with multiple recipes per page. This recipe comes from that magnificent book.

This takes a few simple ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 package of onion soup mix, or 4 tablespoons of your homemade onion soup mix
  • 8 ounces of Russian dressing
  • 8 ounces of peach or apricot preserves (peach is preferred in this house)

To put it all together:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. While your oven is heating, combine onion soup mix, Russian dressing and peach (or apricot) preserves in a bowl, mixing well. Place your chicken in a 9×13 pan. Pour preserves mixture over the chicken. Bake for 1 hour. Serve over rice and top with remaining sauce.

This is such an easy meal to put together and is very filling. I find it’s difficult to mess up (though if you put your mind to it, I’m sure you could). It’s something you could easily throw into the oven as you walk in the door when you get home from work and let cook while you wind down from a long day. This comes highly recommended from our house. Let me know how it works for you and your family!