Poor tired man chicken

'Ria Murphy


An older Mid-Louisianan woman taught me this recipe, she said it was her "poor, tired, husband's favorite" chicken, it's cheap, easy, and comes out kinda like chicken teriyaki! Even the kids love it! And... who woulda thought?
This recipe also works well on pork...


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  • 1
    large tomato
  • 1/2
    finely diced sweet onion
  • 1
    pot of coffee
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/3 c
  • 1/4 c
    sweetener (your choice: sugar, honey, karo syrup, brown sugar, fructos, splenda, even maple syrup!)
  • 1
    full pot of cooked rice
  • 2 lb
    (or more) of chicken (how many are you feeding?)

How to Make Poor tired man chicken


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
    Place chicken in a deep roasting pan (at least 2 1/2 inches)with a lid.
  2. cover the meat with: vanilla, cinnimon, molasses, sweetner, onion, finely diced tomato, and enough coffee to cover the meat.
  3. Cover and place in oven for two hours. (now's a good time to get your rice going)
  4. Remove meat from "sauce", let cool, de-bone and skin.
  5. Shred cooled meat with fork or fingers (if the meat is cooked well enough this should be easy)
  6. mix shredded meat back into "sauce" mixture, and re-heat over stovetop or in microwave.
  7. Serve over rice.

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About Poor tired man chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken, Pork
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southern

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