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Civil War Chicken


Due to the shortage of salt during the war, Southerners were compelled to use salted meat for their food.



  1. Split chicken down the back and place in iron skillet with 1-inch water.
  2. Pepper to taste.
  3. Place thinly sliced salt meat evenly onto chicken pieces.
  4. Cover tightly and bake 3 hours at 250 degrees F.
  5. Thicken gravy with flour paste.
  6. Serve with rice.

Yield: 4 servings

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