- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 2/3 cup lemon juice
- 2/3 cup ketchup
- 2/3 cup molasses
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Hot cooked rice
- In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, salt and pepper. Add chicken, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat.
- In a large skillet, heat oil. Brown chicken in oil on all sides; remove to paper towels. Drain drippings and return chicken to the pan.
- In a bowl, combine the lemon juice, ketchup, molasses, oil, Worcestershire sauce, cloves, salt and pepper. Pour over chicken. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 35-40 minutes or until chicken juices run clear. Serve with rice. Yield: 6 servings.
Full-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.
Reviews for Down-Home Chicken
"This was delicious! I made it for a family dinner and was hoping for leftovers but there was none left!"
"I thought this was unique and turned out different than what I expected- almost has a Chinese flair to it. Really saucy and good, and the chicken cooks up marvelously tender. Next time though, I'll make it in a pot instead of a skillet- it has a tendency to splatter and made quite a mess of the stove!"
"My husband and I love this recipe. Nice, think sauce!"
"We love this!"
"did not like the taste. the molasses ruins it."
"I loved the chicken but agree that the cloves was a little too overpowering and the molasses made it too sweet. I will definitely adjust the recipe a little.Joan"
"i thought this could totally do without the clove. it overpowered everything! the molasses was too much too. i want to try it again, but instead use garlic powder for the ground clove and replace most of the molasses with honey. then im sure it will be a winner!molly seattle, wa"
"The molasses in this was just too strong for our tastes."
"All I've got to say is YUMMM-YUMMM!!!Have added this recipe as one of our favorites. Thank you for sharing.Joscey from Oxford, NY"