Kleeman's Chicken on Cornbread

"This is one of those "comfort food" type recipes. I really can't remember which cookbook it came from, it belonged to my mother and I got it years ago. It's pretty easy to fix with ingredients usually on hand."
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • Cook chicken with remaining ingredients (except sauce ingredients) in water to cover.
  • Cook until just done.
  • Use the strained broth for the sauce.
  • To prepare sauce: Brown onion in butter until golden.
  • Add flour and mix well.
  • Add broth, (from above), cream, salt& pepper.
  • Cook until desired thickness.
  • Slice chicken, place on cornbread and pour sauce over all.
  • Serve extra sauce on the side.
  • You'll need it,- it's that good.

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  1. It’s a cool rainy evening and this was perfect for dinner. I used a big whole chicken instead of breasts. It took 8 cups of water to cook the chicken so I increased the ingredients to make 4 pints of sauce. I picked and chopped the chicken, browned the onions in the butter, mixed in the flower and added this to the broth pan. When it was thick enough, I add the chopped chicken to the pot. It was delicious over crunchy golden brown cornbread.
  2. I have this recipe in an old Hour Magazine with Gary Collins Cookbook, copyright 1985. They used to have a cooking segment every day and people wanted the recipes, so they produced a cookbook. Dinah Shore donated this recipe and I made it years ago and it was FABULOUS! I recently thought of the recipe and did a search on Zaar and here it is! My note in my cookbook says I only made 1/2 the recipe, but I remember that I seemed to end up with what seemed like quarts of sauce which is not entirely a bad thing because that sauce is GOOD. THe cookbook says that Kleeman's was the name of a famous Nashville, TN restaurant that closed and "the restaurant closed, but the recipe will live on" as it should. It's delish!


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