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sweet and sour chicken breasts on a platter

Sweet and Sour Russian Chicken

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 447kcal
Russian Chicken is a deliciously sweet and sour chicken dish that our whole family loves. This apricot chicken recipe is one of my mom's special recipes. Chicken covered in a Russian dressing and apricot jam glaze, and baked to perfection.
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  • 4 chicken breasts skinless & boneless
  • 1/2 cup Western or Red Russian salad dressing
  • 1/2 cup apricot jam or pineapple, peach or a combination
  • 1 ounce envelope dry onion soup mix (Mix comes in a box with two envelopes; just use one._
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard


  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray a 9x12-inch baking dish.
  • Place the chicken breasts in a single layer in the baking dish.
  • Combine all other ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well.
  • Pour the mixture over the chicken.
  • Bake covered at 350F for 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, remove the cover and bake 15-20 minutes or just until breasts are cooked through.
  • Serve with rice. Spoon sauce over the meal.



Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 1483mg | Potassium: 926mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 167IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg