Sweet and Smoky Chicken (Gooseberry Patch)

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

Here is a wonderful dish that combines smoky and sweet elements to give you a dish that my daughter said was the best dinner she had ever eaten. I added a little bit of brown sugar to the original recipe to mellow the molasses a bit. The sauce on top of the chicken gets gooey as it bakes and the onions caramelize nicely. It also reminded me of slow cooked molasses baked beans. Jennifer Eveland-Kupp from Temple, PA describes it as "an old Pennsylvania Dutch recipe sure to please dinner guests." I found this in the Gooseberry Patch Best-Ever Casseroles cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Arrange chicken pieces in a greased 13x9" baking pan and sprinkle onion over the top; set aside.
  2. Stir together remaining ingredients and pour over chicken.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350 for one hour, or until chicken juices run clear. (Mine was finished after 45 minutes and I used boneless breasts that I cut into thirds).