Steps to Cook Smothered Chicken

Smothered Chicken is yet another lovely recipe which is usually offered in many continental restaurants. Though the cooking time is extensive still its delicious taste will force you to occasionally make it.  This dish can be ideally served on a bed of boiled rice, only then you will be able to attain a complete meal.

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 1 Hour
Total time: 1 hr 30 min
Yield: 5 servings

Nutrition:
Calories: 130
Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg

Ingredients:
Butter: 1/2 cup
Chicken, cut into pieces: 1 whole
Salt: 1 teaspoon
Ground black pepper: 1/2 teaspoon
All-purpose flour: 3/4 cup
Chopped yellow onions: 3 cups
Chopped celery: 1 cup
Chopped garlic: 3 cloves
Chopped carrots: 2 cups
Chicken broth: 3 cups
All-purpose flour: 3 tablespoons
Cayenne pepper: 1/4 teaspoon
Salt: 2 teaspoons
Ground black pepper: 1/4 teaspoon

Instructions

  • 1

    Before starting anything you should carefully wash or clean your hands and work area that you will be using to prepare this delicious recipe. Also, wash all of the ingredients, utensils and other items that you will need to put together this meal. Always keep your work surface clean and free of clutter so that you can find what you are looking for while you are cooking.

  • 2

    Take a bowl and add chicken in it then season the chicken by adding salt and pepper. You can control the seasoning by limiting the amount of salt and pepper that you use. This will not have any impact on the overall taste or flavour of the recipe.

  • 3

    Dredge the chicken with flour. Make sure it is properly covered. Take your time to ensure that the flour is properly covered over the entire chicken.

  • 4

    Put butter in a skillet and let it melt over the heat.  Place the chicken in and let it brown. Be careful to keep checking the chicken as you do not want to burn it. Make sure that the chicken gets properly cooked evenly on both sides and also from the middle.

  • 5

    Take out the chicken by setting the butter aside. In the same skillet add the mentioned vegetables in the recipe. Cook them until they get tender, it will hardly take 5 minutes to cook them. You will want to watch the vegetables as you cook them so that they do not get too soft.

  • 6

    Then add chicken stock in the cooked vegetables and mix it carefully. While mixing make sure that you have a good consistent texture that is smooth.

  • 7

    Then add cayenne pepper for seasoning and salt and pepper. Add or reduce the amount of seasoning as per your own personal preference.

  • 8

    Let the mixture boil at low heat after 2 to 3 minutes add the cooked chicken in it and cover the skillet. Let it cook for further 30 minutes. During this time the chicken will get juicer and the consistency of the gravy will become thick.

  • 9

    Serve on a nice platter or any type of dish that you feel is appropriate and convenient. Remember it is entirely up to you as to how you want to serve or garnish this fabulous dish. Your friends and family will enjoy this chicken dish.

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