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Down-Home Chicken

 Down-Home Chicken
Tip: This chicken is also delicious with mashed potatoes. Mom served the thick, tangy sauce that coats this tender chicken as a gravy over rice or mashed potatoes. It makes a welcome centerpiece for any meal. —Donna Sasser Hinds, Milwaukie, Oregon
6 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Cook: 40 min.


  • 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
  • SAUCE:
  • 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.

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Directions (continued)

  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 35-40 minutes
  • or until chicken juices run clear. Serve with rice. Yield: 6
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 612 calories, 36 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 88 mg cholesterol, 1,108 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 29 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.