Ingredients

How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 425 F.
  • Dip chicken in 1/2 cup of the buttermilk, then roll chicken in a mixture of flour, salt and pepper (and optional cayenne pepper).
  • Melt butter in a 9" x 13" inch pan. (**NOTE: If I am using bone-in chicken, I add a tbsp. of olive oil for the longer baking time. It helps prevent the butter from burning and adds a nice extra flavor.)
  • Place the dredged chicken in the pan, meat-side down.
  • Bake uncovered for 30 minutes (1 hour for bone-in breasts). Turn the chicken over and bake for 15 minutes more.
  • Combine the remaining 1 cup of buttermilk and the cream of mushroom soup.
  • Pour over chicken and bake for 15 minutes more.
  • Remove the chicken, place on a platter, and garnish with parsley. Serve with pan gravy.
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  • Our Suggestion: This gravy is so delicious that we sometimes double the gravy part of the recipe to make sure we have enough gravy to go over potatoes, biscuits - or just to drink from a martini glass. Okay, maybe nix that last idea.....but you could. It's that good. Really. There's no such thing as having too much gravy. That's our motto anyway. Enjoy.

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  • NPMarie 7 months ago Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
  • tessvowels 1 year ago
    found it!!! :)
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  • jules2u 5 years ago
    Can't wait to try. Making was so easy. The hard part seems to be waiting. lol
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    " It was excellent "
    maywest ate it and said...
    you just decided for me i beleive i need to get this cook book.ate there when ever i could when we lived there. I loved this chicken when we would throw meetings mrs wilkes would always cater for us.i wouder if i can do it justice. thanks.
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    " It was excellent "
    annieamie ate it and said...
    This IS my favorite recipe except that I use chicken thighs, skin-on and a whole stick of butter. I'm so glad you posted this recipe as I haven't had this in a long time. This is the best chicken recipe I know! Thank you for posting it!
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    That gravy with the buttermilk sounds awesome and I am taking your advise and doubling that.
    That crispy baked chicken with the cayenne is the way to go I will use the bone in as suggested too.
    I am thinking mashed potatoes with that heavenly gravy Yum ...Yum ...Yum!!
    Five forks and a great big smile from ear to ear:)
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    " It was excellent "
    shine ate it and said...
    Hey Vickie darlin'

    Mrs. Wilkes has it goin' on, and so do you for posting this recipe! I have made it not less than three times in the past two weeks, and it is absolutely wonderful.

    Last night however, I did change up the recipe a bit, and added Parmesan cheese to the flour dredge -- awesome!

    Thank you for posting this :-)
    Ray
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    Outrageous recipe!! Can't wait to try!
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    " It was excellent "
    brianna ate it and said...
    Wonderful recipe. I'll be making this for sure & soon. Thanks for sharing. Definately got my '5'.
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  • cricket83 6 years ago
    yum-o!!
    I always make my gravy from the campbells soup cream of mushroom!! it's terrific!
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    " It was excellent "
    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    This will be a family staple. Wonderful stuff, Vickie. Great post.
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  • debbie919 6 years ago
    Sounds great! Was away when you posted this - so glad I was nosing around and found it! lol...Thanks for the great post!
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    " It was excellent "
    pudgy47 ate it and said...
    What a winner! this was so good. I have soaked chichen in buttermilk but never added to the cooking recipe. Great recipe, Jerry
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    " It was excellent "
    pleasantvalleycabins ate it and said...
    Oh my goodness. This was simply delicious. It's a cold and rainy day here today and I felt like I needed some comfort food. This surely did the trick. Ready for a nap now. We went all the way and had mashed potatoes, corn and buttermilk biscuits too. I must admit, I had to add a little this and that, ie seasoned salt, butter and a splash of hot sauce, to the gravy, but that's me!!! Just FYI, I did include the cayenne pepper in the flour mixture. My husband doesn't like spicy things, so it wasn't too much because he just loved it. I will make this again.
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    I can relate well to this dish Lunasea, I've been to Mrs. Wilkes Boarding House many times. The food is soooooo good, love the way you sit and eat with people from all over at family set tables. Wish Mr.and Mrs Wilkes were still alive. I guess the family is now running the Boarding House, it's only about 20 minutes from me.
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  • wynnebaer 6 years ago
    If this tastes anything like it sounds, it'll be wonderful...Bookmarked it.....:)
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    " It was excellent "
    robertg ate it and said...
    Another great post,saving this to enjoy in the near future,thanks for sharing...
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  • squirrel_nut 6 years ago
    nice. will bookmark for a rainy day. keep 'em coming!
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    " It was excellent "
    rosemaryblue ate it and said...
    Love that cook book! This is a delicious recipe! :)
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  • chihuahua 6 years ago
    Lunasea, I just KNOW this is going to be a tasty dish. Thank you for posting it!
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