Continuing with the Seminole theme… I present you with Garnet & Gold Chicken. This has been Seminole overload this past week for this Gator fan. I swear I didn’t plan it this way!
Anyway, this is another recipe from my Grannie. She was a huge Nole fan, and I clearly remember her talking about Sammy Seminole. My aunt Carla sweetly gave me Grannie’s Sammy Seminole stained glass night light a couple years ago, and it now
hides lives in our closet, lighting my way in the dark.
I suppose this recipe could be named for Sammy Seminole, or it could just be because of the colors of the ingredients. Either way, it’s good – whether your a Nole fan or not!
This is a ridiculously easy weeknight meal… so easy, your husband can do it!
I jest. I just say that because I was late coming home from work one day last week and had already set out the ingredients for Garnet & Gold Chicken, so Wheat put it together and put it in the oven before I even made it home!
I’m posting the ingredients as the recipe was passed down to me (from my aunt Lori, aka Lala), but we only cooked a 3-pack of giant chicken breasts and halved the rest of the recipe for just the two of us. We still ended up with leftovers!
Garnet & Gold Chicken
– 8 to 10 pieces of chicken
– seasoning to taste
– 1 can whole berry cranberry
– 1 bottle French Dressing
– 1 envelope dry onion soup mix
Rinse the chicken off and pat it dry, then season it with salt and pepper and place it in a casserole dish. Combine the rest of the ingredients and pour over the chicken. Bake at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 1.5 to 2 hours. The sauce from the chicken makes a great gravy for rice or mashed potatoes!
I garnished it with some chopped chives from the garden to make it a little more appealing, and it turned out to be a very tasty addition. We also added side salads to get some more green in there somewhere.
My Grannie made massive quantities of food because she had 9 children of varying ages, who often had friends with them. She was a social worker, and I’ve heard lots of stories about how she would bring children she was working with home with her to eat, too. She made huge meals every Sunday, including her delicious biscuits I’ve posted about before. So many of my memories of her, and so many of others’ memories of her, were made around food. Cooking her recipes brings them all flooding back! I love that.
Anyway, it’s a super simple meal to throw together, and it’s delicious! And so easy, your husband can do it! ;) Thanks, Wheat!