Olde Mill Inn Walnut Chicken With Maple Lemon Butter Sauce

“In 1768, Samuel Lewis, a miller from Franklin Corners in Basking Ridge, built a water-powered grist mill and a barn on the Passaic River on land originally acquired from William Penn. Through the generations, the business evolved into a thriving inn that still reflects its historic charm. The Grain House so deeply rooted in America's past and so lovingly preserved by all its owners, offers a historic atmosphere of charm and fellowship unmatched anywhere else in New Jersey.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place chicken in a large bowl; add buttermilk, mix gently to coat and let rest for ten minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F and lightly butter two baking pans.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine next seven ingredients; mix well.
  4. Remove chicken from buttermilk; coat all sides of each chicken piece with cornmeal mixture, pressing in firmly so walnuts stick.
  5. Melt 1/4 cup butter in large skillet over medium heat.
  6. Add chicken; brown lightly on both sides.
  7. Place in prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes or until chicken is fork tender and juices run clear.
  8. While chicken is baking, combine maple syrup, butter, lemon juice, shallot, fresh tarragon and nutmeg; mix well.
  9. Cook over medium heat about 15 minutes or until reduced by half.
  10. Gradually beat in 1 1/2 cups butter with whisk.
  11. Remove from heat and beat in remaining butter.
  12. Season with salt and pepper.

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