Thunder Bay Oven Fried Chicken

"My grandmother sent me this community book from Thunderbay, it's pretty old, the dishes are amazing and very easy to fix. This was one of my grandmothers favourite dishes. I remember having this when we were little kids visiting her."
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photo by Andi Longmeadow Farm photo by Andi Longmeadow Farm
photo by French Tart photo by French Tart
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • Add salt, pepper, sage and 1/2 cup of flour together.
  • Dip chicken in seasoned flour.
  • Brown all over in hot oil.
  • Dressing- Combine bread cubes, onion and melted margarine with 1/2 of the soup to bind.
  • In a roasting pan place the bread dressing on bottom of pan.
  • Add the chicken to the top of the dressing.
  • Mix 2 tbsp of flour to 1/2 can of chicken soup and add 1 1/2 cups of water (*you want 2 cups of liquid for gravy).
  • Pour over top of chicken and dressing.
  • Cover tightly and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
  • Serve with mashed potatoes, carrotes, yellow beans and peas.

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  1. ladyfingers
    Every once in awhile I snoop around to see what new recipes reviewer Gerry has tried. If they get her okay, then I know they're good. This was no exception--first off, it came out of the oven looking picture-perfect. I could tell by my husband's face this was his kind of meal. He ate two helpings with clear instructions to SAVE leftovers. Getting any reaction out of this food-insensitive man is alone worth five stars! Thank you for sharing an easy to prepare meal that has that old-fashioned look and comfort food appeal.
  2. diner524
    Great oven fried chicken with all the fixings!!! I made this using 4 chicken breasts. After reading the reviews, I made the dressing different, by first cooking the onions and I added sliced celery, in the 1/2 cup butter. I then added salt, pepper and sage to the bread cubes and added them into the pan with the veggies and to lighten up the dressing, I used some chicken broth as the binder and baked it in a separate dish. I followed the directions for the chicken and gravy as written. My whole family really enjoyed this for a wonderful dinner!!! Thanks for sharing your recipe BK!!! Made for Went to the Market Tag Game.
  3. Gerry
    WINNER! Not much I can add - Andi, FT and the previous five star reviewers about said it all! The chicken so wonderfully tender and moist, the chicken and dressing delicious. Easy to make and has that old fashioned taste only those grandma dishes seem to have. Seems like comfort food but company worthy fare for sure. Can't beat those old fashioned recipes! Thank you for sharing - another Baby Kato recipe to my Family Favourites.
  4. Andi Longmeadow Farm
    This is excellent chicken and was extraordinary for us on the farm. As FT commented, this was picked up faster then a butter to milk. I used a whole pack of chicken, bone in, and skin on. (Had a great $$ deal on this pack!) so I just did as suggested in the recipe, but browned in electric skillet until the chicken was almost done. Popped in the oven for the last 15 minutes, on top of the dressing and what came out was so delicious! Served with fresh spinach, and the gravy on the side. Just delicious, Baby Kato! You have a winner here! Thanks so much! Made for *Everyday is a Holiday* March 2009.
  5. French Tart
    What a fantastic recipe, and what a lovely story about it being your grandmother's favourite dish - we all loved this BK! I made this to serve to friends who came for dinner last night, and it was wolfed down! I made a couple of very minor subs - I used homemade breadcrumbs to coat the chicken before frying (left over from the stale baguette I used for the cubed bread!) and I had to use a packet soup, which I made up with milk to get the creamy flavour! Everything else was as posted and my goodness, what a wonderful flavour and texture. You get a "stuffing" like taste and texture underneath the chicken with a lovely creamy taste with the mushroom soup. I served this with piles of fluffy mashed potatoes and fresh green beans - a REAL keeper for me BK - made for Went To Market Tag glad I found this recipe! I am so sorry I have NO plated photos - just photos of it in the pan - it was hard to keep all the greedy hoards off the chicken before serving, so there was NO chance of taking photos once it was on their plates! :rofl: Thanks! FT :-)


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