Family Favorite Homemade Dinner Smothered Chicken Breasts Recipe

Smothered chicken breasts recipe easy homemade gravy

Family Loved My Smothered Chicken Breasts Recipe 

As I type this, I have a full tummy and a happy one! My Smothered Chicken breasts recipe with an easy homemade gravy from KITCHEN 101: Secrets to Cooking Confidence hit the spot. Trust me when I tell you the whole family cleaned their plates after eating my smothered chicken recipe. What a satisfying home cooked meal! Of course, who doesn’t like a home style chicken recipe with healthy homemade gravy? So easy to soak up the gravy is my Pull Apart Bread recipe.

Smothered Chicken from KITCHEN 101: Secrets to Cooking Confidence

Effortless flavorsome Smothered Chicken breasts recipe in a rich brown gravy, and served over brown rice is the ultimate comfort food that just happens to be nutritious! When you are done, leave the skillet on simmer until you are ready to serve, because you can’t overcook — the chicken just gets more tender!

Makes 6 servings

1 onion, chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 cup water
2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup all-purpose flour dissolved in 1/2 cup water
1 cup fat-free chicken broth
1 bunch green onions, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
Salt and pepper to taste

1. In large nonstick skillet coated with nonstick skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray, sauté onion and garlic until tender and browned, 5–7 minutes.
2. Add 1/2 cup water and continue cooking 5 minutes. Add chicken. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and cook 20-30 minutes until chicken is tender.
3. In small cup mix together flour and water and add to skillet, stirring until smooth and thickens.
4. Gradually add broth, cooking until chicken is done and gravy is bubbling, another 15-20 minutes.
Stir in green onions, parsley, and season to taste.

Nutritional info per serving: Calories 216, Calories from Fat 18%, Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 97mg, Sodium 249mg, Carbohydrates 9g, Dietary Fiber 2g, Total Sugars 3g, Protein 33g, Dietary Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 4 lean meat

Terrific Tip: If you’re only using a small amount of parsley, dried parsley is fine.

Simmer Smothered Chicken Recipe Until You’re Ready to Serve


Best of all, you can’t overcook it! Often after school activities require some family members to trickle to the dinner table later than others, or maybe pushed back a bit, no problem with this dish as it can simmer until you are ready to eat – only gets more tender and delicious!

KITCHEN 101 includes recipes with around 10 ingredients are less to help you with eating healthy. End your meal with one of my favorite Oreo desserts from this first easy cookbook also!
Smothered Chicken Recipe Also An Easy Diabetic Recipe



Smothered Chicken Recipe Also An Easy Diabetic Recipe

The family loved this Smothered Chicken breasts recipe, and I felt good about giving them a healthy – even diabetic friendly – home cooked meal, all in a matter of minutes! If you are trying to eat healthier or like diabetic recipes, KITCHEN 101 also highlights these recipes in the book with a “D”  Remember, it is the healthiest way to eat and wait until you try this diabetic chicken recipe!

smothered chicken recipe
Sautéed onion and garlic smells delicious!


I Still Like Using Wooden Spoons When Cooking
OXO Good Grips Wooden Spoon & ScraperOXO Good Grips Wooden Spoon & Scraper

I still like to use a wooden spoon when I am cooking. Don’t’ get me wrong because I have so many heat resistant spatulas (love the colorful ones) but an old fashioned wooden spoon still works the best for stirring this smothered chicken and other dishes with gravies.
I especially like this wooden spoon with the corner edge that makes it easy to stir the entire pot!  There’s so many wooden spoons and you can see which you like but Oxo makes good quality ones.

You’ll Never Be Bored Again With Healthy Chicken Recipes

No need to be bored cooking with my delicious healthy chicken recipes! Visit my healthy food blog for another easy healthy chicken recipe like my super-satisfying Chicken and Dumplings.  I have so many easy recipes and simple healthy chicken recipes for quick family dinners.


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With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everyday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the ADA. Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post. She consulted and did spokesperson work for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country. For more information, visit About Holly or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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6 thoughts on “Family Favorite Homemade Dinner Smothered Chicken Breasts Recipe

  1. Holly
    I love all your books !
    I wish I could print out yr recipes from emails… it makes it easier when I shop for items.. plus my little helpers don’t put their finger prints all over my cookbooks ..thanks Denise

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