Smothered Chicken with Mushroom Gravy
This homemade smothered chicken with mushroom gravy is easier than you think to make, but tastes luxurious and expensive and is oh-so delicious.
It’s rare that I get a really strong food craving (besides chocolate) when I’m not pregnant (and I’m not pregnant, pinky swear). You know, the kind of craving where you are like “I have to have this now and if I don’t, I’ll probably die.” That kind of craving.
The other night I got one of those. And of all things, seriously all things, it was for smothered chicken and mashed potatoes. Who am I?
I would have thought when the craving hit, it would have been something luxurious and expensive, like Chilean Sea Bass (speaking of pregnancy, I once ate a heaping portion of Chilean Sea Bass while I was pregnant without realizing it was on the outlawed list of fishes to eat while pregnant; my OB was not a happy camper about my stupidity and mercury level tests became my BFF; but it was one of the best meals I’ve ever eaten, so there).
Because I didn’t want to expire from an unfulfilled craving, I set out to create the perfect smothered chicken recipe. It was a lot easier than I thought and oh, so delicious. Pan-seared chicken breasts are smothered in a light, creamy mushroom gravy.
The entire concoction is meant to live with tender mashed potatoes so don’t forget those. I threw in a side of steamed broccoli and let me tell you, my craving was thoroughly satisfied.
Chicken: I try to get 4-6 chicken pieces out of this dinner so if the chicken breasts I'm using are really thick, I cut them in half to form two thinner chicken cutlets. Mashed Potatoes: the chicken and gravy are divine served over mashed potatoes, like this garlic Parmesan recipe.
Chicken: I try to get 4-6 chicken pieces out of this dinner so if the chicken breasts I'm using are really thick, I cut them in half to form two thinner chicken cutlets.
Mashed Potatoes: the chicken and gravy are divine served over mashed potatoes, like this garlic Parmesan recipe.