Sherman Provision Oven Fried Chicken

I have a couple of priceless stories to tell you about this recipe.  Pam, who is a regular customer at my store, told me she couldn’t cook.  I told her that was nonsense, that cooking was simply “following directions”.  I gave her my Oven Fried Chicken recipe.  I Mauri-1told her to put potatoes in the oven and to make a salad, and dinner was ready.  That was on Wednesday.  On Saturday Pam was back in my store.  She was ecstatic.  She had made the dinner for her husband as a surprise.  He loved the chicken.  He told his wife to quit her job and start a catering business with this recipe.  I had another customer who shall remain nameless.  I had given her the Oven Fried Chicken recipe.  She was in the store and I heard her tell The Butcher she needed to talk to me.  I went out to see her, not knowing what to expect.  She told me, “Honey, I made that Chicken recipe for my boyfriend.  We have been dating for 5 years, and after he ate that chicken, he almost proposed to me.”  I told her if he didn’t propose after he ate the Oven Fried Chicken that she should look for someone else.


4 Whole Chicken Breasts with skin and bones (split so you have 8 breasts)
2 cups of Runion Mix
2 TBLS Sherman Provision Rotisserie Chicken BBQ Rub
2 TBLS Butter

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

Moisten chicken breasts and shake off excess water
Combine Runion Mix, and Sherman Provision BBQ Rub in a plastic bag and shake
Add chicken one piece at a time and coat with the Runion/Seasoning mixture

Put butter on a cookie sheet (with at least 1 inch edge), place in preheated oven
After butter is melted, place chicken (fat side down) on the cookie sheet
Bake for 35 minutes, turn and bake for additional 20 minutes

For boneless, skinless chicken breasts decrease cooking time to 20 minutes per side.

Be sure to pick up your very own copy of this recipe the next time you are in the store.

Until next time…From our Butcher Block to your Table.

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Sherman Provision Roast Center Pork Loin

Center Pork loin should weigh 3 to 5 pounds
Lightly season the pork loin with Michael’s Special Seasoning

Place pork, fat side up, on rack in shallow roasting pan.  The rack keeps the meat out of the drippings.

Roast in 325 degree oven (it is not necessary to preheat the oven)

3 to 5 pounds should be cooked 30 to 35 minutes per pound.
5 to 7 pounds should be cooked 35 to 40 minutes per pound.

If using a meat thermometer it should register 170 degrees

Remove from oven and allow the cooked roast to set for 15 minutes prior to carving.


Take a jar of apple jelly, apricot jelly, or a fruit jelly of this nature.  Heat the jelly in a small saucepan, over medium heat.  If desired, you can add cranraisins to the sauce.  This sauce can be served as a topping for the pork roast.

Fried apple slices

This is also a very nice accompaniment to the pork.

Take apples with skin and slice thinly.  Shake in a bag with cinnamon and sugar.  Heat butter in a skillet on the stove at medium heat.  Fry the apples until soft.  This will only take a few minutes.  The cooked apples can be served on the plate with the pork.

You can freeze the cooked pork roast (preferably unsliced).  When you remove it from the freezer, slice the pork and warm in an oven at about 250 degrees in a covered baking dish.  I would also put the jelly glaze on the pork as you are heating it up.  This will keep the pork roast juicy.

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Paleo Lifestyle Pulled Pork

You really can’t beat pulled pork in the fall.  If you adhere to a Paleo lifestyle you will eat yours without a bun; However, the pulled pork is the star and you won’t even miss the bread.  Fresh pork loins are available at your local meat market.


Paleo Friendly Pulled Pork

8 to 10 pounds of fresh untrimmed pork butt
3 TBLS Sherman Provision Smokey Barbeque Rub

Paleo Friendly Barbeque Sauce
1 can of tomato puree (28 oz.)
1/4 cup of pure Maple Syrup
1 teaspoon of mustard

Mix together the Barbeque sauce ingredients.  In a small sauce pan heat and cook the Barbeque sauce ingredients.  Simmer for approximately 45 minutes stirring occasionally.

Step 1 Preheat oven to 325 degrees (or use a slow cooker on high) Rub the pork butts with Sherman Provision Smokey Barbeque Rub Place the pork butts in a roaster pan with a lid (or the slow cooker) Cook for 9 to 10 hours. (pork will be fork tender) Allow meat to cool and remove from the bone
Step 2 Reduce oven to 225 degrees (or slow cooker to low) Put the meat back in the pan (or the slow cooker) Pour Paleo Lifestyle Barbeque Sauce over the meat. Shred the pork with a fork and cook an additional 1 to 2 hours


Until next time…From our Butcher Block to your Table.

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