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Bombay Chicken and Red Potatoes


Several years ago my mom put together an online recipe catalog of our family recipes, many of which I had never seen or heard of before.  This Bombay chicken is a recipe passed down from my great aunt Mary.  It is incredibly simple, but the red potatoes dress it up making it perfect for entertaining.

Bombay Chicken and Red Potatoes


Katie @ onceamonthmeals.com


  • 1.5 pounds chicken breast
  • 8 medium red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 cup dry sherry (or cooking wine)
  • 4 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 0.25 teaspoon salt


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Place chicken breasts and red potatoes in a baking pan.  In a small bowl, mix together sherry, brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame seeds, black pepper, and salt.  After the marinade is combined, pour over chicken and red potatoes.  Bake uncovered for 45 minutes, turning chicken several times to coat with marinade.

Freezing Directions:

Place all ingrdients except the red potatoes into gallon freezer bag.  Label and freeze.  To serve: Thaw in fridge.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees and place chicken in a baking pan.  Add red potatoes and marinade to baking pan.  Bake uncovered for 45 minutes, turning chicken several times to coat.

Servings: 4


**conversion chart image provided by Erik Spiekermann


6 Responses to “Bombay Chicken and Red Potatoes”

  1. Sara says:

    What could I substitute for the cooking wine? It isn’t something I normally have in my cabinets, and I don’t want to buy it for one recipe. Any suggestions?

    • katie says:

      Do you normally have regular wine? You could substitute worchestershire sauce. It would have a little different flavor but still taste great I think. Let me know if you try it.

  2. Deanna Keir says:

    So you don’t freeze the potatoes, or you just don’t freeze them with the chicken?

    • katie says:

      I didn’t freeze mine with the chicken. You can freeze them but they won’t be quite as crisp. I like my red potatoes crispy. :)

  3. Leah says:

    My potatoes didn’t get crispy, infact, I’m not sure if they are cooked! Not sure what went wrong, followed directions as written.

    • katie says:

      Leah, every oven tends to cook differently. Sometimes my potatoes get overcooked so I always go with the shorter time frame but you could experiment with it and turn the temp up a little bit.

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