This year I am using my vintage Betty Crocker's Cooking Calendar, 1962 book to keep track of the recipes I post. This book has recipes and information about every month and a small daily datebook type space. One of the recipes for January is this baked chicken . Broccoli and oranges are listed as red-letter foods for January, the featured plentiful fruits and vegetables.Each day has a little quote or fact. Today's is "1870 Cartoonist Thomas Nast used donkey as Democratic Party symbol."
Oven-Baked Chicken with Orange Sauce
1 fryer chicken, cut in pieces
1/2 cup fresh orange juice (large or 2 medium oranges)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoons paprika
1/4 teaspoon Tabasco
1 to 3 tablespoons grated orange rind
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Place chicken skin-side-down in single layer in a shallow baking pan. Mix rest of ingredients (except mushroom) to make sauce and pour over each piece of chicken, coating well. Bake 45 minutes basting occasionally. Turn, sprinkle mushrooms over top, baste again with sauce, and bake 15 minutes longer. Remove chicken to hot platter and spoon sauce over top. 4 to 6 servings.