Chicken `a la Senorita

Another one of my favorite cookbooks is The Everything Cookbook by Betty Wason, copyright 1970. Betty was an American author and broadcast journalist; a pioneer of female journalism in the United States.She worked for and with Edward R. Murrow during World War II, though she and a handful of other journalists were never included in the famed group of Murrow's Boys. She wrote numerous books on food and cooking from the 1940s through 1981.

The below recipe is unique and has a quick, easy, wonderful sauce that will have everyone guessing. Enjoy!

1 - 2 1/2-pound chicken, cut up
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 or 3 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, sliced
1 8-ounce can minced clams
1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1/2 soup can water

Shake chicken pieces in bag with flour and salt; brown in olive oil until crisp on all sides.  Add onion; cook until golden and soft.  Add remaining ingredients; cover.  Simmer gently until chicken is very tender -- about 20 minutes.  Makes 4 or 5 servings.

Suggested Go-Withs:  Rice, spinach, green salad with blue cheese dressing; for dessert, fruit compote.



  1. Very easy!! Although getting calms in the Midwest isn't so easy. The fish markets we have aren't that great & are pretty expensive. Thanks for sharing.



  2. wow, this is a recipe that reflects the late 60/early 70's. Interesting combination of flavours.

  3. Yummy easy and cheap, defiantly going to try this for tonight.