Easy Papaya Chicken Casserole
photo by Kara M.
- Ready In:
- 1hr 25mins
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Cut up whole frying chicken into pieces, or chicken breasts into halves. I like to use bone in/skin on because I think the meat is moister. I remove the skin and bones before I put the sauce over it all.
- Dredge the chicken pieces in flour, set aside. Sometimes I use chicken coating mix, just to spice this up a bit more.
- In a roaster or large casserole dish melt butter, dip the chicken in the butter and place buttered side up.
- Bake the chicken for one hour or until juices run clear and the chicken is tender.
- Carefully drain the fat out of the roaster, discard the skin and bones if necessary.
- For the sauce: Mix remaining ingredients in a saucepan (except the papaya) and bring to a boil.
- Once boiling and thickened add the papaya to the chicken in the roaster.
- Pour the sauce over all, and put back in the oven for 5 minutes.
- Let this mixture stand for 5 more minutes before serving, so the papaya can heat through.
- If you serve this dish with rice, double the sauce recipe.
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A fantastic winner! I made this recipe 3 times, once with chicken thighs (bone in) then with chicken wings (tucked) then with chicken tenders (Tyson frozen). I follewed the recipe with the exception of temperature 375* and I sprinkled paprika on the chicken to brown a little more. The sauce is very good with lemon juice and orange juice, difficult to get good papayas but I found some. I served with rice. Again, great recipe! I will continue to prepare. Thanks!