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