By Kevin Williams
This is one of these recipes that are quite common on Amish farmsteads. And at the risk of being repetitive, one of the hallmarks of recipes like this in an Amish home vs. a non-Amish home is freshness. The noodles would likely be scratch-made, the sour cream homemade, the chicken home-raised....all of these combined really add a flavor boost that is tough to duplicate in your own home.
So my best advice on a recipe like this is to try to procure the freshest ingredients possible and that will add to the taste. My parents made this recipe last night and enjoyed it, but do make sure your sauce is the right consistency. My Mom thinks maybe she didn't get enough broth from the chicken to make a thin enough of sauce. You don't want the sauce so thin that it cascades all over your plate, but you don't want it so thick that it spreads like Play-Doh.
Mennonite Sour Cream Chicken With Sauce
- 2 lbs. bone-in skin on chicken breasts (I often use thighs for this recipe)
- ½ cup butter melted
- ¼ cup flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Pepper to taste
- Paprika enough to sprinkle on chicken
- For the sauce:
- Pan drippings from chicken
- 3 tablespoons water
- ½ cup sour cream
- 1 tablespoon flour
- Pinch of salt
- Pepper to taste
- Paprika ¼ teaspoon or to taste
- Preheat over 350°
- Mix flour, salt, and pepper in a dish big enough to fit the chicken (one at a time).
- Add melted butter to shallow baking dish.
- Dip chicken in butter then dredge in flour mixture.
- Arrange the chicken, skin side up in baking dish.
- Sprinkle chicken with paprika to taste.
- Bake chicken for 45-60 minutes or until juices run clear.
- Pour the drippings from chicken into a saucepan.
- Add the water, sour cream, flour, salt, pepper and paprika to the pan drippings. Bring the sauce to a boil, stirring constantly.
- Pour sauce over chicken.
Here are four other Amish recipes to help you "sauce it up a bit!"
AMISH HOT DOG SAUCE - Click here for this amazing recipe!
THE AMISH COOK'S HOMEMADE MARINARA SAUCE - Click here for a taste of "Amish Italian!"
AMISH HOMEMADE PIZZA SAUCE - can't go wrong with this!
FLAT ROCK CHICKEN BARBECUE SAUCE
- 1 /2 cup butter
- 1 /2 cup onion, chopped
- 1 /2 cup water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 2 cups ketchup
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Worchestershire sauce
- 2 cups brown sugar
- Saute onions in butter for 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 15 minutes or until dark red in color. Delicious and keeps well. Yield: 3 batches,makes 1 gallon, enough for 30 - 40 pounds of chicken.