Chicken in Plum Sauce Recipe
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Chicken in Plum Sauce Recipe

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The secret is in the sauce in this delicious main dish. Honey, plums and garlic combine to make a sauce that adds mouthwatering flavor to tender, juicy chicken.—Patricia Collins, Imbler, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3-1/2 to 4 pounds), cut up
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cans (16-1/2 ounces each) whole plums, pitted
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 536 calories, 23g fat (5g saturated fat), 102mg cholesterol, 90mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 1g fiber), 34g protein.


  1. Coat chicken pieces with flour; brown in oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan.
  2. Drain plums, reserving syrup; remove pits and coarsely chop plums in a food processor. Pour into a measuring cup; add enough syrup to equal 2 cups. Place in a saucepan. Add honey, vinegar and garlic; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Pour over chicken.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45 minutes or until chicken juices run clear. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Chicken in Plum Sauce in Taste of Home August/September 1996, p9

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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