Chicken in Plum Sauce

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min.


6 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
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


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

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