Nani’s Sauteed Chicken- A Heritage Recipe You Will Love


I feel like I’m introducing you to a very beloved member of my family! That’s how special Nani’s Sautéed Chicken is! My grandmother, Nani, pronounced this dish SAU-TEEEE-D chicken. It is so easy and perfectly scrumptious and the dish I make the most! We must have Sauteed Chicken every other week. It’s that good and fills me with such sweet memories. Food has a way of connecting us with the past.

Helen Elizabeth, one of 12 children, was born on a cold winter day in 1907 in a coal mining town in northern Pa. Her parents were immigrants from Austria and Hungary. Helen was my beloved grandmother.

She had an 8th grade education and at the age of 14 went to work as a cook for a “rich family”. Nani was a very good cook. Like most people during that time, no food was ever wasted and every speck of flavor was lovingly coaxed from it! I adored my grandmother. She was smart and kind and so strong and industrious and filled with love for her family and all those who were lucky enough to cross her path.

She was always cooking. I remember all the good smells coming from her kitchen and the way she could cut and dice things into perfect little pieces. Her style is what I like to call peasant food. Hearty, basic, fresh and frugal. Her sauteed chicken is the perfect example of this.

I’ve taken this wonderful dish and made it my own while keeping all the simplicity and flavor in it! My Nani cooked this whole dish on top of the stove, but I find braising it in the oven gives it even more flavor!

So, Nani this post is for you with great love and respect. YOU are the one that has given me my passion for cooking! And I think of you so often when I’m in my kitchen!


PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE give this delicious dish a try! I bet it will be a family favorite too!

4.75 from 4 votes


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  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 8 -10 chicken thighs bone-in, skin on
  • 1 large yellow onion peeled and chopped
  • 3-4 celery stalks chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped and loosely packed (Reserve 1 TBS for garnish)
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 cups chicken stock


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Add oil to a Dutch Oven or large shallow ovenproof pan. Put on medium heat. Salt chicken. When the oil is heated, add chicken in batches to the pan SKIN SIDE UP. Do not crowd the pan with chicken, it won't brown properly. Brown chicken for 6 minutes and don't touch the chicken!!!! After 6 minutes take the chicken from the pan and set aside on a plate. Do not brown the skin side of the chicken. There should be brown bits in the bottom of the pan.
  • Add onions and celery to the Dutch Oven or pan. Reduce heat to medium low. Cook stirring occasionally for 5 minutes. Add 2 cups of chicken stock and the parsley to the mix. Make sure to stir all the brown bits off the bottom of the pan. Turn off the heat and nestle all the chicken thighs into the Dutch Oven or pan, skin side up. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper liberally. Add more stock if the chicken is not covered half way. Spoon a little stock over each chicken thigh and pop the chicken in the oven, uncovered.
  • Braise for 45 minutes until the meat is very tender and the top of the chicken is golden brown.


Serve the chicken in a large shallow bowl with mashed potatoes, cheesy polenta or rice. Make sure to ladle the scrumptious saucy broth and tender veggies over it! Garnish with parsley.
Adapted from My Grandmother's Recipe
Servings: 4
Author: Yvonne @ StoneGable

To me, this is dinner perfection! I served Nani’s Sauteed Chicken with fresh slices of tomatoes and wilted baby spinach in garlic oil with browned shallots this week.


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  1. That is such a sweet story, thank you for sharing. I do think our parents and grandparents realized the true meaning of life with its simplicity. Dishes made without lots of complication fills our tummies and our souls. Memories of the joys spent around a table sharing a meal and stories . . . that’s what life’s about. I’ve pinned the recipe 🙂

  2. How very precious. I will give this a try. Thanks for sharing the recipe and beautiful story.

  3. Comfort food is my favorite- like a warm hug from the oven ! Can you tell me if the skin side of the thigh is the top or bottom ? I want to make sure I make this just like your Nani did! Thank you for sharing ! Xoxo

    1. I guess I should have said “skin side up in the Dutch Oven”. Thanks Bren! I’ll try to change that in my recipe. LOVE when my readers have my back!

  4. Thank you for sharing your treasured family recipe and memories. Your grandmother sounds so much like mine…..she was around the same age, from a large family, had a basic education and lived in a small coal mining town in north eastern Pennsylvania. She had a kind and generous heart, was a very determined hard worker, who could take the most basic ingredients and turn them into a tasty and filling meal. Your story brought back my own memories of my grandmother and now I can’t wait to try your recipe and celebrate the spirit of these women who lived during a simpler time and had a knack for making their family and friends feel special and loved. I will be pinning the recipe.

    1. I just read this recipe and the story of your grandmother. My heritage is similar. My grandmother Julianna came to America from Hungary in 1908 and settled with her father and siblings in a coal mining town in north western PA. I do not have any recipes from her and she died before I was born, so I never meet her, which I dearly regret. But my mother was a wonderful cook and I have fond memories of great fragrances coming from the kitchen. I love to cook Hungarian dishes and cookies. One of my favorites is sauerkraut soup, which my mother cooked often for grandfather Mozak.
      I will make your Nani’s chicken this week and think of you.

  5. Sweet sweet story about your Nani. No matter how many new recipes I try, the old ones from my mom and grandmas are always my go-to recipes. P.S. My father’s parents were also from Hungary.

  6. umm….. this looks so DELICIOUS! Let’s just hide this picture from my husband until I make it to the grocery store! : ) Definitely adding this to my menu plan this week : ) Thanks for the delicious recipe Yvonne!! Pinning!

  7. Evelyn Hill says:

    Thank you so much for posting this wonderful recipe and for sharing your grandmother’s story! Can’t wait to make it! My collection of Stone Gable recipes are my very favorites!!!

  8. I love chicken thigh recipes, Yvonne! This one looks extra delicious because it also has the broth to ladle over the chicken and mashed potatoes. I will definitely add this to my list of family meals! Linda

  9. Karen Reed says:

    This looks like Heaven in a bowl. I have printed this and I will make it next week!!!

  10. I found this recipe previously in one of your weekly menus and made it about a month ago!! We all LOVED it! Such simple ingredients but the flavour was so soooooooooo good. in fact, I made it again using boneless chicken breast (all I had on hand) and served over rice. Thank you so much for sharing this… keep them coming 🙂

  11. Yvonne,
    I love the story of your grandmother and cant wait to try her recipe. My grandmother has been gone almost 15 years now but to this day I can still smell her kitchen in my mind. Its funny how things like that never go away. She was a wonderful southern cook and one thing she was noted for was her chocolate cake. She make the icing like a fudge and to this day no one in my family has been able to duplicate it. I guess she intended it that way!

    Whenever there was a function at her church they would always ask her to make her famous chocolate cake. Everyone would grab a piece of her cake first because they knew it would be gone quickly if they waited until after dinner!

    1. Judith Carr says:

      Yvonne, reading Teresa’s post about her Southern grandmother who made the chocolate cake where the frosting was like fudge made me realize that I have that very recipe. My aunt Lizzie Belle from Georgia who died 5 years ago at 97 made it once a month.

      If you tell me how to share that frosting recipe, I will be glad to do so.

      Great post!

      Judith Carr

      1. HELLO Judith. I would love if you could please email the chocolate cake and fudge icing recipe to me at Thank you so much!!

          1. Good Morning….here’s another Nani checking in (have been Nani for over 14 years now!) Was the recipe for the chocolate cake and delicious frosting ever posted? I’ve looked and can’t seem to find it here. Would love to have that one since I can’t find mine and have looked high and low.
            P.S. I’ve printed out your Nani’s Sauteed Chicken recipe and am very anxious to try it.

          2. Hi Karen, I don’t have a chocolate cake recipe. Maybe another blogger?

      2. That sounds like the frosting recipe my mom used to make. My soon to be 50 year old son often says how he would love to eat a piece of cake with that frosting one more time. Would you share it with me too? I’d love to try to make it for him. Thank you. Judy at I’ll be making the chicken too. Thank you.

  12. What a lovely story! I love the comforting foods our grandparents used to make. I can’t wait to try it.

  13. Denise Lamb says:

    Yvonne: Your Nani’s recipe looks so delicious. I showed it to my husband and
    he wanted to know when we were having this for dinner.
    My Nana was born in 1888 ans she had such wonderful recipes that I have
    learned how to make from Nana and my Mom.
    She always made a delicious bread pudding and potato salad that she
    learned from one of her great nephews. My family loves her red soup.
    It is a very simple beef soup with vegetables and tomatoes. Yum Yum.

    Thanks for bringing back fond memories of my Nana.

    Your Nani’s dish will be on our dinner table on Monday night after I
    get to the store for the chicken thighs.


  14. Marnie Stranz says:

    All this talk about our Nana’s and Grammies is making me quite nostalgic. My Gram was an excellent cook and needs boasting about too. She lived to be just shy of 100. Her forte was baked treats, and especially hot, gooey, yeast cinnamon rolls… Yum. She wasn’t satisfied unless all her guests had not just seconds, but thirds, but she never needed to coax us! I realize as I’ve been reading about all these wonderful memories of home and food that we all cherish, that I am not leaving my family any memories of favorite dishes and kitchen smells. I hate to admit to you and your capable followers, but I have no ‘go to’ dishes – nothing anyone requests.. I have succumbed to the microwave, ‘heat and serve’ age, even though both mom and gram were wonderful make-from- scratch cooks.

    These posts have inspired me! Your chicken dish looks like something even I can handle, and it will be the first of several I am pledging to try. Maybe I can look back into your recipe archives and find others that aren’t too complicated and build my own set of recipes. I don’t have grand kids quite yet, so if I start soon, maybe I can be cooking by then so my family will be reminiscing one day about ME… what a sweet thought that is.

    Thank you for this and ALL the inspiration you give your readers. (My sofa looks better after your lesson on pillow arranging!!) Your followers are a joy to hear from as well. -God Bless

    1. Your grandmother sounds… well, yummy! I love a grandmom that can bake!!!! So happy StoneGable is inspiring you sweet Marnie!!! You will love this recipe! Hugs!

    2. I am very moved by your willingness to be so open. I think that most of us fall into the “would-have, could-have, should-have” mentality, but your comment made me realize that we can change that “in the blink of an eye”! Today is the start of a new day, and I am actually cooking this dish right at this moment! It is never too late to start anew! Peaceful Blessings! Nanny

  15. I pinned this one and printed the recipe. Looks delicious!
    Love your Bog too…

  16. I pinned this one and printed the recipe. Looks delicious!
    Love your BLOG too…

  17. Oh my goodness this story struck a chord with me. My grandmother lived an uncannily similar life. Her parents came from Austria and Poland. When her father died in the salt mines my grandmother had to quit school and go to work (at 12 years old) as a maid for “the rich family” in town. She was one of the oldest of 8 children and had to help. My grandmother was a wonderful cook too. She had the gift of hospitality. Her house was the place that everyone gathered for holidays and special events. I miss her terribly. I just have to try this dish!

  18. Yvonne, Just Loved hearing the story of your Nani! She sounds like a Wonderful Grandma. My Grandma was a great lady too and her cooking was also great and very comforting. I miss her very much. Thank you for your story.
    I look forward to making your Nani’s chicken recipe. It sounds delicious.

    Now, a little off the subject. I am going to be a Grandma for the first time and I am over the Moon with Joy. I want to me called Nani and my daughter that is having our first grandchild her middle name is Yvonne. Just wanted to share.
    Have a Blessed Day,
    Diane M.

    1. I share your joy, Diane! I’m not a grandmother yet, but I hope it will be soon. So nice you told me about you being called Nani and your little g’baby’s middle name! God bless her and bring her safely into the arm of her loving family!

  19. my family mostly eats white meat… Does it work equally well with chicken breasts?

    1. Hi Susan, Breasts will work. I just find them a lot less juicy! Give it a try!

  20. I love simple, old-fashioned recipes like this. Comfort food at its finest! I will be trying for sure.

  21. I am honestly grateful for your blog. If I read it before I begin my day, it sets the tone for a blessed happy day. If I’m having a “bad hair day” I’ll read it and my day becomes brighter. Today is no exception. This is my favorite post since I’ve been following you. You and the rest of the girls who shared their loving Nani, Nana, and Grandma memories actually brought tears to my eyes. I too had a Grandma like yours and I miss her deeply. Grandpa too! Doesn’t it amaze you how humble and generous they were?
    Nani’s SAU-TEEE-D Chicken will be on our table tomorrow night!
    Thank you for sharing your Nani.

  22. OH MY GOODNESS, I had a “Nanie” too! And her simple dishes are my favorites. She could make a fabulous meal out of absolutely anything and sometimes nothing. I learned so very much from her. Her history is quite different from your Nani tho. She drove from Nebraska to California in a MODEL T! And some of her stories included bathtub Gin! She was one of 10 – 7 sisters! She taught me arithmatic by playing poker and Yahtzee. I aspire to be kind and strong and stubborn just like her and I loved her so! Thank you so much for sharing your story.

  23. bobbi duncan says:

    Yvonne, Thank you for sharing this very loving ” memory dish” with us. I can just feel how much your Nani meant to you, sweetie. In fact, I loved reading all the stories because it makes one feel good to hear such happy thoughts. Of course, it brought back memories of my own Grandma teaching me all her favorites. She also baked something yummy almost every day, and living three houses down from my Grandparents allowed my brother and I to enjoy them all. Although I’ve been told that I’m a good cook, seemed my parents and Grandparents were far better ones. James Beard (the famous chef) was a friend of my Dad’s and wanted my Dad to open a restaurant with him (that’s how great a cook he was!). Never came to be because my Dad couldn’t see giving up his business, but the honor was great. The problem with so many wonderful cooks in the family is that I was spoiled, and that makes it difficult to eat out because very few places have even come close. My family could always concoct something of their own making, which I am NOT good at. I can change a recipe, once I’ve tried it, but my own made-up ones are not so hot. My hubby is great at it though, and has come up with some really yummy dishes. I’ve tried three of your recipes so far (two with company) and we all said “YUM!”, so our in opinion you’re right up there with the best of them. I can’t wait to make your Nani’s dish and, of course, it will be called SAU-TEEE-D chicken in honor of her.

    1. WHAT A DARLING LITTLE STORY, BOBBI! I love hearing about your grandfather and James Beard!!! WOW! I’m glad you are enjoying StoneGable’s recipes!

  24. Everyone in my house has the flu. No one has eaten a real meal in 6 days as a result. I may just lick my iPad!

  25. What a tender and sweet story behind your recipe this week. I’ve saved it and will try it. How neat that your dear Nani lives on through you and now through us as we cook her meal.
    I truly admire our ancestors who worked so hard when coming to this country of opportunities. Stories like your story should be told. It is both historical, tender, but also shows how strong our immigrants were. Aren’t you ever so proud to have her ancestry as your own? ❤️

  26. We are snowed in here in the Hudson Valley without any bone-in chicken. Darn it! Your Nani’s recipe sounds wonderful. Nani’s SAU-TEEE-D Chicken will be on our menu this week! Thanks for sharing!

  27. I loved reading about your Nani….my mom’s great-grandchildren call her Nani….so I love that your Grandmother was so lovingly known as Nani….her sautéed chicken recipe looks amazing…I want to reach through this screen and join you for that delicious dinner!….amazing Yvonne!! Cannot imagine how wonderful it smells and you must feel the spirit of your Nani as you cook her recipe and have the wonderful smells of your youth!

  28. Denise Lamb says:

    Yvonne: I made your Nani’s sauteed chicken for dinner tonight.
    It was so delicious and best of all we have enough for another
    meal later this week. (My favorite meals are those that make
    enough for another meal a few days later. ) The three of us
    enjoyed this dinner so much. Thanks for sharing and it will
    definitely be made again.


  29. Jennie Kidd says:

    I didn’t have a Nani, but I did have a Mamaw who was born in 1904 and passed away in 1993. She worked harder than anyone I know. She worked a garden and canned all the fruits of her labor. Whatever she had, she shared, no matter how big or small. Hospitality was her thing. She, too, was a fabulous cook! Chicken and Dumplings, fried chicken and gravy, meatloaf, creamed potatoes and green beans, apple butter, chow-chow, chocolate cake, fried eggs with the toast crumbled up and mixed inside and the list goes on! I think what I remember most is the heart she had for others. If she could help, she did! She taught me to give and I’m so thankful that she did!

    I made your Nani’s Sau-teeee-d Chicken recipe tonight for dinner. It was delicious! So moist and so flavorful and the chicken fell off the bone! I served it with rice, blackeyed peas and grilled zucchini! Will definitely make it again soon.

    We were all so blessed to have our grandmothers. It doesn’t matter if they were called Nani, Mamaw, Nana, Gram, Grandma, or Granmommer (this is what my children called my Mama), it’s really just another way to spell L-O-V-E!!!

  30. I made your Nanis sautéed chicken for dinner tonight and is delicious. Thanks for sharing this special recipe with us. I recommend it.

  31. Made this last night and it was so yummy. I mistakenly picked up drumsticks instead of thighs and I imagine it will be even better with thighs. Thanks for sharing such a great meal for a winter evening.

  32. Made Nani’s chicken last night. Delicious. This will now become part of the dinner recipe rotation in our home. Tasty, simple, economical and pure comfort. Thank you for sharing.

  33. I happened to have some chicken thighs in the freezer when you posted this recipe. So, I immediately set them in the fridge to thaw. When I got home from work late yesterday, I almost just used them as a base for fajitas. Then, I decided that we could just have a later dinner because I really wanted to try the recipe. Boy! I am so glad I did. The chicken is delicious! I am looking forward to the left-overs as my lunch. Thanks for sharing.

  34. Made Nannis Chicken it was delicious will make it again. Thank you for sharing

  35. I read the story about your Nani and decided to try the recipe because my beloved great grandmother was named Helen Elizabeth also. It was a huge hit with my family and so easy to make. Thank you for sharing.

  36. Oh Yvonne, I can tell this is a yummy dish! I have my own little granddaughter who calls me “Nana” and she loves my chicken dishes- especially Chicken Paprikash and Chicken & Dumplings. This is going to be another winner! Thank you for sharing the recipe and the story of your darling Nani. God bless.

  37. I have enjoyed reading your blog for sometime, but last night was the first time that I’ve tried one of your recipes. My husband and son both have beef allergies so we eat a lot of chicken! As it turned out the parsley that I thought was in the fridge, was actually spinach. I knew the substitution would necessitate a bit of tweaking so with the addition of some mushrooms, sundried tomatoes and a couple of garlic cloves it became a variation on your Nani’s recipe. It was such a hit that I’ve decided to make it again next week and serve it with my own Granny’s dumplings cooked on top of the flavorful broth. Thank you for the inspiration for a new family favorite!

    1. Oh my goodness, Amy! That sounds fabulous. I think I’ll follow your lead. YUMMY!

  38. Love this post! I, too feel that my gma’s kitchen genes rubbed off. I actually make this same dish (I add carrots) and then pull the chicken out and make drop dumplings. I showed my husband this picture and he said, “Yes, please!” I’m fairly new to your blog, but love what you do. Your pictures are lovely. Thanks, Yvonne!

  39. Norma Osborne says:

    I’ve been cooking for over 70 years, and still do! My husband’s and my favorite chicken pieces are thighs. Tried Nani’s thigh recipe last evening. Wonderful! Didn’t make mashed potatoes, but put canned corn Into the broth.

  40. Oh my goodness, I made this tonight for Sunday supper and it was absolutely delicious and SOOOO simple to make! Thank you for sharing this YUMMY recipe and lovely story. Family recipes really are the best!

  41. I had to do a double take I’m a Helen Elizabeth named after my great grandmothers on my mother and fathers side, I go by Beth which is very confusing to everyone!

  42. Looks delicious. Im adding it to my menu this week. So excited to try it. Simple, heritage recipes can’t be beat.

  43. Thank you for sharing your grandmother’s story. Makes me think of my mother born in 1913 in Germany, immigrated at 14 to the US and worked as a nanny for a “rich family.” I have cookie and bread recipes that she was given by the matriarch of this family and made for us growing up. I still make some of these and think of her when I do.

  44. It is Saturday afternoon and it started raining, much needed rain in Africa! A perfect day to read all the beautiful nostalgic stories of memories past. Yvonne, there is without any doubt, wonderful warm and kind hearted people reading your Blog. No wonder, with such lovely inspirations, I think you bring out the beauty in all of us. I was very young when my Granny came to visit, she had to be collected and taken home again, so Gran also stayed over for a couple of days. It was great having her around. I do remember me and her lying on the lawn under a grape vine on a blanket and just “chilling” out together. I remember her reaching up and touching some of the leaves, I think she wanted to feel the underside texture of the vine leaves and her tender touch, oh my, that has always stayed with me. People of that era knew what living was about! They were down to earth people. If nothing else, they left us with very tender and good memories. Much love to all …

    1. Thank you for the lovely image of your grandmother tenderly touching the underside of the grape leaf. I love hearing about grandparents, family recipes and life lessons. I’m one of those that will sit and listen and learn.♥

    2. MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!) says:

      Elize, such wonderful memories you have of your dear and precious Grandmother! Grannies are just so precious! Enjoy all those precious memories!

  45. What a joy to remember precious grammas! Moving in with my grandkids to help. Daughter and hubby work. Will need some hearty recipes to fill that group! So excited for the help! This may be my first dinner! My dear gramma always stirred two tablespoons peanut butter to one lb of hamburger in her chili. People loved it in her little cafe. Also made fun rock candy on strings on her stovetop. Thanks for a trip down memory lane. God bless you, dear sister

  46. Made this recipe for a family gathering last night, the first since the passing our 93 year old Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Great Great Grandmother who was also a great cook. Everyone loved it! It is a perfect recipe for large groups. I ended up with two pans in the oven and it worked great! Thank you for sharing your designs, recipes and Faith. You are inspiring!

    1. So sorry to hear about your dear grandmother! I’m so happy everyone enjoyed the chicken and I hope you spent time remembering the good times with your grandmother.

  47. I love me some chicken thighs! They are inexpensive and full of flavor. I’m Pinning this recipe and looking forward to trying it. It looks delish!

  48. Thanks Yvonne for the tasty recipe. Today here in Michigan it’s going to be windy and rainy this looks like a good dish to serve. I love your suggestions for sides.
    Would you ever consider bring back your weekly menus. I loved them. They were always seasonal and helped me plan my week. I’ll be honest since they have gone away I’m not been so good at menu planning.

  49. Leslie Schoenfeld says:

    Very sweet story, Yvonne. I’m filled with memories of my sweet Grandma often when I’m cooking as well. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I look forward to trying it.

  50. This looks delicious. Perfect for a crisp Fall day. What a lovely way to remember your grandmother. Can’t wait to make it.

  51. All (Nani s) truly are the best cooks ever. I spent much time in the kitchen with my grandmother. That s where we had our best talks. and shared many memories, I miss many of my grandmother s dishes now, She did not leave any recipes behind because she did not cook from them. Amazing, really.

  52. Cecilia Williams says:

    This looks very yummy! I’ve saved it to my Pinterest. I can’t wait to gather up the ingredients and give it a whirl.

  53. I was looking for a new chicken recipe to try. I’m going to cook your Nani’s Sauteed Chicken recipe tonight for my family. I know by the ingredients it will be delicious. Creamy polenta will be the perfect accompaniment.

  54. Such a wonderful recipe thank you for sharing. My grandfather came from France and made a dish similar to this. he would add mushrooms and 3/4 cups white wine to the chicken. Your story brings back such great memories of my grandparents.

  55. Sarah Barr says:

    Mmm! This sounds good!

  56. Look forward to trying this recipe. Love your decorating ideas. Now I can enjoy the recipes too. Thank you for sharing all of your talents with your readers.

  57. Karen Heppel says:

    Wow, looks amazing! i will definitely give it a try.

  58. Very nice recipe. This so looks like the food my Nanny used to make when we were growing up. So many different old dishes she grew up with she would make for all of us. Thank you for posting

  59. I will have to try this recipe. You write so beautifully about your Nani and her cooking. Thank you for sharing her with us. Hatppy Holidays to you and your family.

  60. Sarah Barr says:

    Making this right now! Can hardly wait! Mmm!

  61. Mildred Hoppe says:

    I think we all have warm memories of the smells that came from our grandmother’s kitchens!
    Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  62. My Grandmother was born in 1904 in New Mexico, yet our memories are similar. She was a wonderful cook as was my Mother, and I’ve been told I am too. Must be in the genes! I can’t wait to try your Nani’s Sauteed Chicken – it looks scrumptious!

  63. Hi Yvonne, I made your recipe today and it was great! Very tasty! Thanks so much for sharing it. I was wondering what size pan you use? I have a 4 quart Dutch oven and I think it might be a good idea to get something larger. Thanks again!

  64. Liz @ Home and Gardening With Liz says:

    This looks so yummy- I can’t wait to try it! Do you have a favorite chicken stock that you use?

  65. This looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it.

  66. Hello Yvonne, My grandmother’s name was also Helen. She was born in 1896, and lived to be almost 100. Like you, I adored her, spending much time in her home. I also called her Nanny! Your Nani’s recipe sounds wonderful and I will be making it, and remembering our beloved grandmothers.

  67. Yvonne, I just love that you share a menu. There are times when I just need to consider something different or a new side dish. Now. Nani’s chicken might be calling our names.

  68. Beverly Hunter says:

    When you cook the chicken for 45 minutes, is the oven off?

  69. Margaret Yavorsky says:

    Hi Yvonne, My Nana was born in 1891, died in 1991 at 100 yrs. old. We are from the Northeast of PA in the coal regions. She was born in Ashland, PA. Where was your Nani from? This recipe is going in my book to make for my family. One PA family to another. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Oh thank you, Margaret! My Nani lived in Tom Hickens and Sugarloaf.

  70. We don’t eat dark meat chicken at our house, do you think this would work okay with breasts? I assume you would have to cook it longer? Just wondering if anyone had tried that as this looks so good.

    1. Yes, but they will not be as succulent. Breast meat can be dry. Just keep them in enough liquid.

      1. Thanks Yvonne for the advice!

  71. Do you think this would work with skinless thighs.? Looks so good
    Thank you

  72. This dish sounds so good! I will be making it this week for sure. Thank you for your wonderful posts!

  73. MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!) says:

    Yvonne, we just love your Nani’s Sauteed Chicken! I make it all the time and have made it for company and also given them your recipe. It is just so delicious. Thanks, for all your fabulous recipes! We love everything we make! Your recipes are real keepers — and sharers, too! Blessings!

  74. Marilyn Petitto says:

    Good Morning Yvonne: This chicken disk sound wonderful I cannot wait to make it of course all of your dishes are great. Thank you again for all. Have a great day.


  75. Thank very much for posting the weekly menus. I look forward to receiving them and trying them. Tonight I am making the stuffed pork with caramelized onion and cheese.
    Everything i have tried form your menus have been fabulous

  76. 5 stars
    Oh, Yvonne, I pinned this recipe a while back and I am very glad I did! We had this for lunch today. I was concerned that I wouldn’t have enough liquid to come up halfway on the chicken, so I added a little more broth.

    Well, my husband and I loved the dish! The chicken was perfectly cooked in 45 minutes and was very tender and flavorful. I put the delicious broth in the fridge and will skim it when it’s cold. (I only had four chicken thighs, and uh, we ate them all in one sitting.) However, that broth is going to become the basis for chicken soup, or maybe the liquid for cooking rice.

    I will make this again. Thank you for the recipe!

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed the chicken. What a great way to use the broth! YUM!

  77. Robin Burke says:

    Yvonne, have made your Nani’s chicken recipe. It is the best! The smell while cooking makes it so enticing. This has become a favorite in our home. I give it five stars! Thank you sharing.

  78. 5 stars
    I made this dish and my family and I tongues are still salivating this is an excellent comfort dish during these bone chilling months thank you for sharing

  79. 4 stars
    Thank you for posting the recipe. A nice,simple and economical meal ! I will definately make it again. I only had boneless skinless thighs but it was still very good. I served it over gnocchi (potato gnocchi) as that’s what I had on hand .

  80. 5 stars
    I made this yesterday, along with Nani’s Sauteed Rice. I was out of Basmati rice so I substituted Jasmine rice, using only 1.5 cups of broth. Absolutely Delicious! I will definitely be making these recipes again. and Basmati rice is on my grocery list.
    Thanks for sharing your Nani’s recipes.

  81. Fay E Guarino says:

    I’m in love with this recipe – I’ve made it about once a week since I found the recipe. Thank you!

    1. Awwww! I can just imagine how surprised Nani would be to know others like her humble recipe. It is good!