Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Heinz 57 Chicken

     This simple, 4 ingredient chicken recipe was on the back of the Heinz 57 bottle for many years.  I saw it on a message board and couldn't wait to try it in my dutch oven.  What a great camping recipe and you could easily double it in a larger oven or cut it in half for just the two of you.  The chicken melts in your mouth and the silky sauce has a buttery, tangy flavor.  Sear the chicken over as many coals as will fit under your oven and put enough on the lid to keep the sauce at a steady simmer.  Serve it over rice, it's easy, economical and delicious.

Heinz 57 Chicken
2-2 1/2 lbs. chicken pieces
2 Tblsp. butter or margarine
1/2 cup Heinz 57 sauce
1/2 cup water

     Lightly oil or spray dutch oven.
     Melt butter in dutch oven over full spread of coals.  Brown chicken, skin side down, for 10 minutes in melted butter.
     Turn chicken over.  Combine 57 sauce and water; pour over chicken.  Cover oven with lid and coals.  Simmer, basting occasionally, for 20-25 minutes. 
     Remove cover and continue cooking chicken over coals for 10 minutes or until sauce has reduced and thickened. 
     Spoon sauce over chicken.  Serves 4.

Remove lid during last 10 minutes of cooking to reduce and thicken sauce

This chicken is finger lickin' good


  1. Been eating this for many years. It’s great w a baked potato(use the sauce over the potato too). Having this tonight.

  2. When I was a little girl this was the recipe on the back of the Heinz 57 glass bottle (1960's). Only difference was we lightly floured the chicken before browning thus giving a thicker sauce in the finished dish. Best dish ever. Love Heinz 57!