We loved this recipe and I know I'll have to get another photo* because this one does NOT do this great dish justice.
The source of the recipe is Lion House Recipe Cookbook and I adapted the recipe from That's Some Good Cookin'.
I don't care for pimiento and chopped up a red pepper.
8 pieces of chicken- rinsed and pat dry with a paper towel
2/3 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon salt ( didn't use due to the salt in the broth)
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground thyme
5 tablespoons butter, divided
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chicken stock ( didn't have stock so I used canned broth)
1/2 cup half and half
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons diced pimiento ( used red pepper)
Mix the flour, paprika, salt, pepper, and thyme together. Put in large plastic bag that seals.
Add 1 or 2 pieces of chicken to the flour mixture and shake bag to coat chicken. Shake excess flour off chicken pieces.
Reserve the remaining flour mixture.
Place the chicken in a large lightly greased baking dish that has been sprayed with a non-stick cooking spray.
Melt 3 tablespoons of butter and baste each chicken piece with butter.
Place chicken in a 350-degree oven and bake for 30 minutes uncovered.
While the chicken is cooking prepare the sauce.
Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a medium-sized saucepot. Cook onions and peppers in the melted butter until onions are nearly translucent.
Add 2 tablespoons of the flour mixture from the remaining flour mixture into the onions and pepper.
Pour in the soup stock and cook and stir until thickened.
Add the half and half. Stir until smooth and add the lemon juice and continue stirring.
When chicken has baked for the first 30 minutes, remove from oven and pour sauce over chicken. Cover the chicken and return to oven. Bake for an additional 30 minutes.
The sauce on this chicken is delicious! I served mashed potatoes with the chicken. We usually have leftover potatoes- not with this sauce!
* I took the photo when the chicken was cold. It looks a little dried out but it's far from that. I plated it when it came out of the oven and Gabe hates when I "play" around with the food before we eat. That means - do the pictures later , lets eat!