This was my mother-in-law's recipe. She was German and a fantastic cook. Everyone that tried it loves it! Prepare veggies and salad of your choice; your family will drool from the smell AND your neighbors will ask for the recipe! You may want to double the recipe. Happy eating!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a large skillet, heat oil for frying. Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper to taste. Flour the chicken lightly twice. Drop coated chicken into hot oil slowly to prevent splatters. Fry until golden brown, about 12 to 15 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, boil the potatoes in a large pot of boiling water. When potatoes are soft, remove from heat. Save the 'potato water'.

  • When chicken is done, drain the oil out of the skillet and place the potatoes in the skillet with the chicken. Slowly pour the 'potato water' over the skillet mixture. Add whole cloves, cover and simmer. As the mixture sets it prepares its own gravy in the skillet, so the longer it simmers, the better! When the consistency is to your taste, remove from heat and serve.

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

681 calories; 30.6 g total fat; 115 mg cholesterol; 123 mg sodium. 56 g carbohydrates; 42.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (19)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/29/2004
Good flavor and fairly easy to prepare. I didn't have cloves and it tasted fine. Very "homestyle" looking. Only thing recipe does not provide a measurement for the potato water so be careful you don't add too much. I think I added too much but I took some of the water out and mixed it with a packaged chicken gravy mix and put it back into the pan. Yummy. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/29/2003
This wasn't very flavorful-at least not to me. I prefer to just fry my chicken (without a flour coating) and when it's done add the potatoes carrots more seasonings and water. DON'T remove the chicken drippings!!! Not nice on the cholestrol but great on the tongue. Read More
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20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
09/29/2004
Good flavor and fairly easy to prepare. I didn't have cloves and it tasted fine. Very "homestyle" looking. Only thing recipe does not provide a measurement for the potato water so be careful you don't add too much. I think I added too much but I took some of the water out and mixed it with a packaged chicken gravy mix and put it back into the pan. Yummy. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
09/29/2004
Good flavor and fairly easy to prepare. I didn't have cloves and it tasted fine. Very "homestyle" looking. Only thing recipe does not provide a measurement for the potato water so be careful you don't add too much. I think I added too much but I took some of the water out and mixed it with a packaged chicken gravy mix and put it back into the pan. Yummy. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
07/03/2003
needs A LOT of "spicin" up. i added different seasonings to the flour fried it then boiled the potato water 1st added cloves italian seasoning season salt pepper poultry seasoning and cajun seasoning. then i added about 1 1/2 - 2 tbs of cornstarch help thickening process then added the chicken and simmered for about 2 hours. and it came out GREAT! nice default recipe though thanks! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/29/2003
This wasn't very flavorful-at least not to me. I prefer to just fry my chicken (without a flour coating) and when it's done add the potatoes carrots more seasonings and water. DON'T remove the chicken drippings!!! Not nice on the cholestrol but great on the tongue. Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
06/30/2003
THIS RECIPE HAS SERIOUS POTENTIAL I OPTED ALSO NOT TO FRY CHICKEN IN FLOUR I SIMPLY BRAISED THEM IN ABOUT A CUP OF OIL IN A LARGE SAUCEPAN THEN ADDED MY POTATOES ONIONS CARROTS AND GREEN PEAS GARLIC BLACK PEPPER CELERY SEEDS AND SEASON SALT FOR TASTE AFTER A LITTLE DOCTORING UP IT WAS A FAMILY FAVE THE CLOVES ARE NICE. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2006
Very easy recipe. I scaled it for 2 people and used 1 cup of the water from the potatoes (adding 1/4 cup at a time) and mixed it with a couple tablespoons of the left over seasoned flour and the chicken drippings. Once the gravy turned I just put the potatoes and chicken in and stirred. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2003
We loved this recipe! My whole family loved it and will make it again. Instead of waiting for it to thicken I just added a little flour to the potato juice to thicken it quicker. Thanks for a great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2003
This was quite good. It reminded me of downhome farm cooking. It would be really good with new potatoes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2007
I added sliced carrots and frozen corn to this concoction and used enought flour to thicken everything up so it sort of gelled together. For those who wondered how much potato water to save and use 2 1/2 cups is plenty. I think the recipe would be quite plain w/o the added veggies. With them it's delicious - it's a southern stew thick enough to eat on a plate with a fork. Thanks! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2003
Easy and yummy! Read More
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