My husband LOVES the butter baked chicken dish at Cracker Barrel. He raved and raved about it until one day I had the opportunity to try it. I immediately understood his love affair. It was buttery, tender and delicious. It just melted in my mouth. The gravy was creamy and flavorful. When I mentioned to my Mom how good the dish was, she pulled out her hand-written recipe book and shared a recipe she found a few years ago. (From where, I don’t know!)
The recipe calls for chicken breasts but that is not my husband’s favorite. He prefers dark meat so I substitute chicken thighs for him. You could even use cut up chicken pieces to satisfy everyone. To make this a true comfort food, I serve it with homemade mashed potatoes and a green vegetable. Some of our favorites are corn (OK that’s not green), carrots (nor is that one), green beans and asparagus. (Hubby likes stuffing too.) I keep a couple of cans of evaporated milk on hand just to make this recipe.