Thursday, October 1, 2009

"Mimi's Chicken Recipe" - Foodie Friday

Marmalade - Catalina - Onion Soup Chicken
"Mimi's Chicken Recipe"

     This is a poorly named chicken recipe that for me dates back to the 1960's. I say that it is poorly named only because I had to think up something, because we just call it "Mimi's Chicken Recipe".  "Mimi" is what my sons called my mother. Even my sons know this dish by this name. While I was growing up, my mother worked outside the home, so when I came home from school I would start supper. This was one of our all-time favorites. Mother always had the ingredients on hand, and so do I.
     In the 60's if there was cut-up chicken to buy, we did not buy it as a whole chicken surely was cheaper. Consequently, I learned to cut up a chicken at an early age. So I would be there whacking away at the chicken, oiling the baking dish (since this was before Pam!) and mixing up just three simple ingredients. So here is the recipe for

"Mimi's Chicken Recipe"
Marmalade-Catalina-Onion Soup Chicken

1 large bottle of Catalina Dressing - the original recipe called for Russian, however, now that is pretty hard to find
1 jar of orange marmalade
1 packet of dehydrated onion soup mix

You see double the ingredients because I was cooking two chickens.

     If you want to cut a few calories, choose to cut the fat. It is important to have the sugar so that the chicken sort of "candies" on top when it is baked.
     Place cut-up chicken in a "Pam'd" baking dish and salt the pieces just a little.
     In a large bowl stir together Catalina dressing, orange marmalade and dehydrated onion soup mix. Make sure that all of the soup mix is blended in well.


susan said...

Karen- I enjoy "old" recipes as much for the memories they evoke as for the taste! I enjoyed reading through some of your older posts. I agree on the cookbooks. I have told my kids when I am gone: Just keep the dirty ones and throw the rest away; the good recipes are on the pages with stains! Thanks for visiting!

Laura said...

Yum! That looks delicious-
I am turning this recipe over to John, my chicken cooker!


blushing rose said...

Doing catch up with you. Brothers drinks look delicious ...

Your recipe sounds delicious, I had to see what Gail (Shabby Cottage Shoppe) had found over here. Love recipes, recipe books ... I could spend all day fingering thru them.

Have a lovely autumn weekend. TTFN ~Marydon

heartnsoulcooking said...

GREAT!!! chicken recipe. Sounds YUMMY!!! Geri

Karen said...

I'm not sure what happened to the rest of my recipe, but I guess I didn't copy it all. It should read that the sauce should be poured over the chicken, covered and baked for 1 hour at 350 degrees. Uncover and bake about 15 minutes longer.
Sorry about that.

mickey said...

Looks good! Can't wait to try it- I will let you know how it goes.

The Fajdich Times said...

Your chicken looks delish. Can't wait to try it. Thanks for stopping by today:)

Lori E said...

I never had to cook as my mom was at home and I was lazy. Now I cook all the time for everyone. Ha.

Really Rainey said...

Looks delicious! And sounds like a great recipe for a tropical themed party too!
Have a wonderful Week end!
~Really Rainey~

Mary said...

This is a lovely old recipe. Thanks for reminding me about it. Your chicken looks delicious. I hope you are having a wonderful day

Shabby Cottage Shoppe said...

Thanks Karen, I have your recipe in the oven now. Looks good!