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Here’s a fun way to serve oven-fried chicken for a picnic: put it on a stick. It’s fabulous served with this homemade Vidalia onion and honey-mustard sauce, but it’s also great with barbecue sauce or Frank’s hot sauce. This is an easy recipe to double if you’re serving a crowd.

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Oven-Fried Chicken on a Stick

Oven-Fried Chicken on a Stick

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Oven-Fried Chicken

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Peach & Blueberry Cobbler

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