Blue Ribbon Country Captain Chicken

My Mom’s Award-Winning Version of a Southern Classic


Preparation info

  • Serves

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr 5

Appears in

Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat

Well Fed

By Melissa Joulwan

Published 2011

  • About

In 1971, wearing a groovy vest-and-pants outfit she sewed herself, my mom won first prize in the Pottsville Republican’s annual Share-Your-Recipe contest. In the photo of the award ceremony at the swanky Necho Allen Hotel, she is clearly the hippest looking lady in the crowd. And she bucked tradition with her Country Captain Chicken recipe, too, omitting tomatoes and accessorizing with a sprinkle of bacon and almonds.