Mississippi on the Menu

Mississippi Chicken

In 2013, Poultry added $ 2.5 Billion dollars to our state’s economy. On the 1,478 family farms, farmers take great care to raise healthy chickens for their tables and yours.  Did you know that no hormones or steroids are used in raising chickens?  Federal regulations strictly prohibit the use of hormones and steroids in raising poultry.

Chicken has long been noted for its good nutrition and adaptability when using in family meals.

Easy Bake BBQ Chicken

1/2 c. ketchup
1/2 c. honey
1/4 c. red wine vinegar
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 T. olive oil
6 cut up pieces of chicken

In a medium plastic bowl, combine the ketchup, honey, vinegar, and garlic. Mix well, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the chicken parts and saute for 2 to 3 minutes per side, just to sear the meat.

Transfer the chicken to a 9×13 baking dish and cover each piece well with the reserved sauce.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35 – 45 minutes, basting with the sauce every 15 minutes.