Cherokee Chicken a la Copperswife

I like to make this chicken dish in the summer time.  I use my electric skillet and keep my kitchen cool.  It makes a nice, sticky sauce/glaze for the chicken and it’s finger lickin’ good!

Cherokee Chicken

4 chicken breasts (or 6-8 thighs) (I double the sauce ingredients and use a whole, cut up fryer)
salt & pepper to taste
4 T. butter
1 clove minced garlic
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup water
4 teaspoons molasses
4 teaspoons worcestershire sauce

Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.  Brown chicken in butter with garlic over medium heat in heavy skillet.  (I use my electric fry pan.)  Remove chicken and add onion.  Saute.  Add water, molasses and worcestershire sauce. Cook and stir for one minute.  Return chicken to pan, cover and cook on low for one hour, basting often.  The sauce will reduce and form a thick, sticky glaze for your chicken.

God bless you as you look well to the ways of your households!
Proverbs 31:27

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6 comments to Cherokee Chicken a la Copperswife

  • This can be made ontop of the stove? Or does it need to go in the oven?

  • Mrs. Sheila – It’s a skillet meal meant to be cooked on the stove (or in an electric skillet); but if you did the initial steps in an oven proof skillet (like cast iron) on top of the stove, I’m sure it could be finished up in a slow oven.  I like to make it in the summer because I can make it without heating up the house with the oven. 

  • Good news!! My dear mother bought me an electric skillet for my birthday! Woohoo!! THIS is for dinner tonight! :p

  • Mrs. Sheila – Woo hoo!!!  I hope your family enjoys this yummy chicken dish.  Oh, and happy belated birthday!

  • Oh boy does this look good! I do not have a skillet large enough for my family so I browned the chicken on the stove and then after I cooked the onions I added the sauce to the chicken in a large cassarole dish and I am putting it in the oven- I hope it works out! The sauce taste great -I just hope it will thicken.  I used Black Strap molasses too- so many minerals I will be feeding my family tonight! Thanks for all the great recipes and encouragement! Melody Joy