Island Yum-Yum Chicken

READY IN: 4hrs 45mins
Recipe by ms.susan

I spent a number of years working as a counselor in refugee shelters. One of the cooks gave me this recipe. It's delicious and even though there is a long list of ingredients, you will probably have most on hand! This is savory comfort food with a bit of a twist!

Top Review by AB_Fan

This is a good recipe - very salty but plenty flavorful. I did not like the gravy, though, so I would not serve it with the chicken next time. I also added 1/4 cup olive oil to the marinade mixture because I did not think 2 Tbsp soy sauce was enough liquid to marinate the 2 lbs of chicken pieces. Overall, a good dish. Marinating the chicken imparts good flavor and keeps the chicken moist through baking. Thanks for posting! Made for Zingo! ZWT3.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare chicken, wash and rinse with lemon or vinegar.
  2. Season with soy sauce and garlic, paprika, oregano, celery salt, cloves, pepper, and rosemary.
  3. Marinade for 2 to 6 hours.
  4. Coat chicken in beaten egg and dredge in breadcrumbs.
  5. Place chicken on greased baking sheet.
  6. Put a speck of butter or margarine on each piece of chicken.
  7. Bake at 350°F for an hour or until juices run clear.
  8. When chicken is done, prepare the gravy.
  9. Heat 1 tbsp of cooking oil.
  10. Sauté onion and peppers.
  11. Add drippings from chicken.
  12. Stir in 2 tbsp of breadcrumbs, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper and stock or water.
  13. Serve baked chicken with gravy on top.
  14. This is a great meal with some roasted potatoes and a fresh green salad.

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