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New Orleans Chicken Bake

Updated on February 18, 2017

Dinner for Two

While looking for a nice dinner for two type recipe, I came across this chicken dish. It looked and sounded like it would be easy and quick to make. Looking over the things that make up this chicken dish, you might look at how many ingredients are in the recipe and feel overwhelmed. Once you get to take a closer look, at the ingredients, more than likely, you will have everything that the recipe requires in your pantry.

New Orleans is known for it's spicy food as well as it's known for it's jazz music. Truly unique flavors that are found in New Orleans make the city a great place to visit to eat. New Orleans' food is known for it's robust flavors and seasonings. I don't like very spicy food but, this is not spicy hot, it's just lots of spices and different flavors.

This recipe takes some of the flavor combinations that you would find in New Orleans and lets you re-create the flavors in the comfort of your own home. That's what makes me think of a romantic dinner for two when I looked at this recipe.

With Valentine's Day coming once a year, this would be a great recipe to fix for that special someone. This would be a great meal to fix because you can let the chicken marinate until you are ready to fix the chicken.

Very Tasty

The secret to this tasty chicken is to let it marinate for a couple of hours before you cook it. You just simply can't rush a good marinade. You have to let the meat take it's time and just let it sit and soaked in the flavors.

Sometimes in a particular recipe, there will be an ingredient that you wonder about. For this particular recipe, I think it would be the brown sugar. This is the mystery ingredient for this hub. The brown sugar gives you the sweetness that makes this recipe taste so good. Between the lemon juice, worcestershire sauce and brown sugar, this is some very flavor filled chicken. The longer that the chicken can be marinated the more infused the chicken is with the flavor filled mixture.

I absolutely love all of my kitchen gadgets. If there is a gadget that I think I would use but, don't have, I would just go buy whatever it is and I will use it. I am a sucker sometimes for what looks like might be a good deal, thinking I will use it. Most of the time I do use what I order but, sometimes I mess up and end up not using whatever I order.

I would love to know if you have any New Orleans specific recipe ideas by filling out the comments capsule that is located at the bottom of this page. As always, I hope that you will try this recipe and let me know what you think.

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Marinated Chicken Is a Must!

Chicken can be marinated several different ways when preparing Mew Orleans style chicken.
Chicken can be marinated several different ways when preparing Mew Orleans style chicken. | Source

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Marinating Chicken

This recipe does not recommend marinating the chicken before cooking it. It just says to combine the ingredients, dredge the chicken through the flour and dip it in the sauce.

I can not help but think that the chicken would taste better if you could let it marinate before you cooked it. I would suggest mixing the nine ingredients as suggested by the recipe. Then I would put the chicken in a bowl, pour the marinade over the chicken and let it sit for four hours minimum or overnight (for best results), in the refrigerator. This should give the flavors time to blend and soak into the chicken.

A secret that I have picked up when marinating chicken that I have learned, truly by trial and error, is to make tiny cuts in the chicken and then let it sit in the marinade. Then, I have found that chicken cooks better if you can let it sit out and come back to room temperature before you cook it. The chicken tends to be tough if you cook it straight out of the refrigerator. Also, cooking the chicken low and slow, this will also aid in the meat not being so tough. Be sure when you cook the chicken to cook it all the way through.

Mustard Puts The Tang In The Chicken

Mustard is a key ingredient in N.O. Chicken bake.
Mustard is a key ingredient in N.O. Chicken bake. | Source

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Flavor Filled Chicken

Who would have thought to use the following together?

1. lemon juice

2. worcestershire sauce

3. vinegar

4. butter

5. brown sugar

6. ketchup

7. mustard

8. salt

9. flour

10. chicken breasts


The combination of these flavors makes for a one of a kind recipe. The tartness of the lemon juice, worcestershire sauce, mustard and vinegar is calmed down by the sweetness of the brown sugar. It would be best if you have a way to just absolutely infuse the chicken with the marinade. This will allow you to get the full flavors out of this recipe.

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 4 tablespoons vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons mustard
  • 8 medium sized chicken breasts
  • flour self rising or plain, enough to coat the chicken in

Cook Time

Prep time: 25 min
Cook time: 1 hour 15 min
Ready in: 1 hour 40 min
Yields: Makes 6-8 servings.

Worcester Sauce Is Essential!

Worcester Sauce adds lots of flavor to this savory Louisiana Chicken.
Worcester Sauce adds lots of flavor to this savory Louisiana Chicken. | Source

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400. Combine the first, nine ingredients in a shallow dish mixing well. Then roll the chicken in flour to coat.
  2. Then, dip the chicken in the sauce. Place the chicken in a lightly greased pan and cover.
  3. Bake the chicken for fifteen minutes at 400 degrees. Then reduce the heat of the oven and cook at 300 degrees for 1 hour 15 minutes.
  4. This particular recipe makes 6-8 adult serving sizes.
  5. Almost a given, most guests will get two pieces of chicken.

Different Kinds of Chicken

Fried Chicken
Cajun Style Chicken
Lemon Pepper Chicken
BBQ Chicken
Broiled Chicken
Chicken Parmesan
Boneless Chicken
Baked Chicken
Grilled Chicken
Different ideas for making chicken dishes.

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New Orleans Chicken Bake can be prepared several different ways.
New Orleans Chicken Bake can be prepared several different ways. | Source

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      Peg Cole 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Chicken bake New Orleans style sounds really great. Reading this over makes me want to defrost some chicken, marinade it and bake it using your combination of ingredients. Thanks so much for the recipe.

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      vespawoolf 3 years ago from Peru, South America

      This does sound like a delicious marinade! You're right about tiny cuts in the meat...I learned that method here in Peru and it really does work. I also appreciate your tip about letting the meat return to room temperature before cooking. Thanks so much!

    • Monis Mas profile image

      Aga 3 years ago

      I gotta say your recipes are pretty awesome. This is another yummy one!

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      Buster Johnson 3 years ago from Alabama

      Thank you Monis!! I really enjoy cooking and I like to try recipes that appeal to me. I am glad that you enjoy them. Stay tuned for more....

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