Chicken (Oven Baked Saucy Chicken)

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Recipe: #31506

February 22, 2019

Categories: Main Dish

"Another old fashioned recipe from one of our old family cookbooks using our favorite homemade sauce that remains as popular now as it did back then. I serve with rice and a green salad."

Original recipe yields 4-6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (403.8 g)
  • Calories 544.4
  • Total Fat - 28.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 383.3 mg
  • Sodium - 981.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 31.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.9 g
  • Sugars - 26.5 g
  • Protein - 40.2 g
  • Calcium - 54.6 mg
  • Iron - 4.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 39.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350

Step 2

In a large skillet over medium heat oil lightly saute onions, celery and peppers, remove set aside

Step 3

Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper

Step 4

Combine flour and paprika, lightly dust chicken and brown, if needed add extra oil

Step 5

Remove pan from heat, place browned chicken into a 9x 13 baking dish or medium sized roaster, spread sauteed onions, celery and pepper over chicken

Step 6

In bowl combine white sugar, brown sugar, soy sauce, worcestershire, ketchup and water

Step 7

Place pan back on medium heat, pour sauce into skillet stirring to deglaze, whisking until nice and smooth, if sauce not to desired thickness you may thicken with a slurry of 1 tablespoon each of cornstarch and water

Step 8

Pour sauce over chicken, bake covered at 350 for 25 minutes or until chicken is done,

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Delicious! I put this dish together in the morning so I could just pop it in the oven when I came in from working outside most of the day. I used ten thighs and added a wee bit of cayenne to the dredge, otherwise made as directed. The chicken was tender and juicy just the way DH loves it. Paired it with asparagus and steamed mini potatoes. A keeper for sure Gerry! Thank you for sharing. Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.

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(17 Feb 2021)


Very good -- I just used chicken drumsticks (7 total) and made by the directions for a very good chicken dish which we served with rice -- the veggies and sauce were delicious scooped over rice. Thanks for sharing!

review by:
(17 Apr 2019)