Garnet & Gold Chicken

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!

Garnet & Gold Chicken Recipe | Oysters & Pearls

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!

Grannie's Garnet & Gold Chicken, an Easy Weeknight Meal | Oysters & Pearls

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 Baked Chicken | Oysters & Pearls

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!

Garnet & Gold Chicken Over Rice | Oysters & Pearls

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.

Garnet & Gold Chicken Over Rice |  Oysters & Pearls

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!


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    1. oystersandpearls Post author

      Hi there! Unfortunately, my sweet Grannie didn’t use an awful lot of precise measurements, but based on the fact that her family of 8 children probably ate quite a bit, I am guessing she used a large bottle. However, since I normally halve the recipe, I would just use a small bottle or half of a large one. I hope that helps, and I hope you enjoy it!


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