Smothered Chicken Breasts

Smothered Chicken Breasts are first pan-seared in bacon grease and then baked in a creamy mushroom sauce. Pure comfort food and perfect for a weeknight dinner.

Smothered Chicken Breasts

 

There’s no condensed chicken soup in this from-scratch chicken dinner. One bite of this Smothered Chicken and you’ll be hooked. The chicken breasts cook up tender and moist in a richly flavored gravy.

How To Make Smothered Chicken Breasts:

Season the chicken breasts and dredge in flour. Heat the bacon grease and vegetable oil in a pan and brown the chicken on both sides. Place the chicken in a baking dish, but leave the grease in the pan.

Add the flour to the grease and cook for 1 minute. Whisk in the chicken broth and cook for 1 minute. Whisk in the chicken broth, the seasonings, half-and-half, mushrooms, and green onions. Simmer until thickened and pour over the chicken.

Smothered Chicken Breats in a simple mushroom cream sauce.

 

Cover with foil and bake for about 50 minutes to cook the chicken through.

Bacon Grease gives this chicken so much flavor. Whenever I cook bacon, I always save the grease. It can be refrigerated for 6 months. It can be used to cook so many things, including hash browns. I don’t add any bacon to this recipe, but you could definitely sprinkle crumbled bacon on top of the cooked dish for more bacon flavor. I don’t think anyone is going to complain about more bacon flavor.

If you want to make this dish spicy, add a pinch or two of cayenne pepper.

Smothered Chicken Breasts in a simple mushroom cream sauce.

 

What to Serve With Smothered Chicken Breasts?

  • Southern-Style Green Beans
  • Peas
  • The Best Yeast Rolls
  • White rice or Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes to soak up the gravy.

Smothered Chicken is down home country cooking that the whole family will enjoy.

Smothered Chicken Breasts in a simple mushroom cream sauce.

 

Try These Other Comfort Food Chicken Reipes

  • Easy Chicken Pot Pie
  • Chicken and Dumplings
  • Creamy Chicken and Rice Casserole
  • Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
Smothered Chicken Breasts in a simple mushroom cream sauce.

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Smothered Chicken Breasts

Smothered Chicken Breasts are first pan-seared in bacon grease and then baked in a creamy mushroom sauce. Pure comfort food and perfect for a weeknight dinner.
Course Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine Southern
Keyword baked chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 453kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup bacon fat
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour can use leftover flour from dredging the chicken
  • 1 (14-ounce) can chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 1 (4-ounce) can sliced mushrooms
  • 2 green onions sliced

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Season chicken generously with salt and pepper and dredge in flour.
  • In a large pan, heat bacon grease and vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and brown on both sides.
  • Place chicken in a greased 9X13-inch (or slightly smaller) baking pan.
  • Add flour to remaining grease in pan and cook over medium heat for 1 minute, stirring.
  • Gradually whisk in chicken broth. Simmer 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Add seasonings, half-and-half, mushrooms, and green onions. Pour sauce over chicken. Cover baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 50 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.

Nutrition

Calories: 453kcal

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