Jen’s Potluck Chicken

Ah, don’t you just love participating in potlucks? At the office. At church. At a family get together.

One of the perks of a potluck, in my opinion, is the chance to sample a smorgasbord of homemade dishes. And if you’re like me, when you find a dish that delights your taste buds, you’re not bashful to ask for the recipe.

Over the years, I’ve collected many delicious recipes from family and friends at potlucks. One of those recipes—my friend Jen’s chicken wings—is a favorite with my family, and one we recently made on a cool autumn day.

With only five ingredients, this dish is quick and easy to prepare. Its savory aromas will entice your senses. And when you take your first bite of this tender, flavorful chicken, you’ll be craving more. As we say in our home, this one’s a keeper.

Jen’s Potluck Chicken

  • 3 lbs. chicken wings or drumsticks or combination of both
  • 1 cup dry sherry or red wine
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 2 bunches of green onions, sliced
  • Pepper, to season


(1) Place chicken in a 9″x13″ baking pan. In a bowl, whisk together the sherry, soy sauce, and green onions. Season the marinade with pepper. Pour over chicken. If possible, refrigerate overnight to enhance the flavor.

(2) Preheat the oven to 350°F.  Bake chicken covered for 2½ hours. Uncover and bake another 30 minutes. Chicken should be very tender, falling off the bone when pierced with fork. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for a few minutes before serving. Makes 4 to 6 meal-size servings. 

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