Southern Sunday Chicken Recipe
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Southern Sunday Chicken Recipe

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Southern fried chicken is a tradition here. I created this recipe as a substitute, and my husband thinks it's wonderful.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 pound)
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 3 fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • Hot cooked noodles

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (prepared with margarine low-sodium broth and evaporated skim milk and without salt; calculated without noodles) equals 273 calories, 183 mg sodium, 67 mg cholesterol, 27 carbohydrate, 32 gm protein, 4 gm fat. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable 1 starch


  1. In a large resealable bag, combine the first seven ingredients. Cut chicken pieces into thirds; place in the bag and shake to coat.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, brown chicken in butter on all sides; remove and keep warm. Add the onion, celery and mushrooms; cook until tender.
  3. Return chicken to the pan; add broth. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. In a small bowl, whisk flour and milk until smooth. Add to pan; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Serve with noodles. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Southern Sunday Chicken in Country August/September 1998, p51

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Feb. 27, 2012

"The taste of this was okay. It was a lot of work for what it ended up being."

Reviewed Apr. 5, 2010

"My family really liked this. I put about half as much paprika as the recipe suggested- as I am sensative to paprika."

Reviewed Aug. 14, 2008

"This was really good, I had to add some salt free seasoning to the sauce though, it didn't have much flavor. After that though it was excellent"

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