Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins
Last month, at an antique auction, I bought a maple cookbook stand full of vintage cookbooks. The books start in the mid 1930's and chronicles the owner's interest in American food. This unbound 64 page version of "Yankee's Main Dish Church Supper Cookbook" contains excerpts from the 238 page original cookbook published in 1980. I would love to find the original cookbook. Many of these recipes evolved over time as they were passed on down through families and friends, from generation to generation. Lazy Chicken is an example of such recipes. The simple ingredients create an herbed flavored Hollandaise - like sauce. Posted to "Cookbooks and Cooking Tools".
- 1 broiler-fryer chicken, cut into 6 to 8 pieces,skin removed
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh lemon rind
- 1⁄4 teaspoon basil
- 1⁄4 teaspoon oregano
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 (15 3/4 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup or 1 (15 3/4 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
- Preheat oven to 325°F.
- Brown chicken in oil-butter mixture.
- Remove with a slotted spoon and place in a baking dish.
- Combine remaining ingredients, pour over chicken, cover and bake for 1-1 1/4 hours.
I was feeling lazy and this recipe was a perfect choice for a quickly thrown together meal. I used boneless skinless chicken breasts and reduced the cooking time to about 50 minutes. The chicken turned out extremely moist and tender with a sauce that would be great on noodles. For my taste I would add more herbs next time and some pepper or red pepper flakes. Thank you for an easy and delicious weekday recipe!
Love this recipe and so easy....will become a regular menu choice for us,, Thanks
This was delicious. I made it with chicken breasts and served it on toasted english muffins.