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Celestial Chicken



  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 chicken, cut up
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup dry sherry
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley


  1. In a paper bag, combine flour, salt, paprika and pepper.
  2. Add chicken pieces, a few at a time; shake to coat well.
  3. Heat oil in a heavy skillet. Add chicken; brown on all sides.
  4. Add onion, sherry and water. Cover; simmer 1 hour or until chicken is done and tender.
  5. Transfer chicken to a hot platter; keep warm.
  6. Blend sour cream and mayonnaise into pan juices.
  7. Add parsley. Heat through, but do not boil. Pour over chicken.

Yield: 4 servings

Source: Ideal Christmas Cookbook


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