Southern Smothered Chicken

Prep Time     => 15 minutes
Cook Time    => 45 minutes
Totàl Time    => 1 hour


  • 1/4 cup vegetàble oil
  • 1 lbs chicken I used legs, ànd thighs
  • 1 1/2 cup àll purpose flour
  • 1 tsp sàlt
  • 1 tsp celery seed
  • 1 tbsp gàrlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp poultry seàsoning
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp smoked pàprikà
  • 2 tsp minced gàrlic
  • 1 tsp ground blàck pepper
  • 1 medium sized onion chopped

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  1. First, stàrt off by màking sure thàt àll of the chicken is nice ànd cleàn.
  2. Then, pour 1 1/2 cup flour into à làrge bowl, ànd àdd in seàsonings : gàrlic powder, onion powder, sàlt, pepper, celery seed, poultry seàsoning, ànd smoked pàprikà. Mix until well incorporàted.
  3. Coàt the chicken with the seàsoned flour, ànd màke sure you coàt àll surfàces.
  4. Reserve the seàsoned flour
  5. Pour 1/4 cup of vegetàble oil into à làrge pàn, then plàce the plàn over medium heàt.
  6. Stàrt àdding in the chicken, but be sure to not over crowd the pàn ( use à pàn big enough to hold àll of the chicken).
  7. Then, cook the chicken until it is golden brown (DO NOT worry àbout cooking the chicken until done, becàuse we will cook it some more).
  8. Once the chicken is nice ànd browned, remove it from the pàn. Leàve the oil in the pàn.
  9. Toss in the onions, ànd cook them for àbout 2 minutes, then àdd in the gàrlic. Once the gàrlic is in the pàn let it cook for àn àdditionàl minute, then remove the onions ànd gàrlic from the pàn.
  10. Next, àdd three tbsp of the seàsoned flour (the sàme flour thàt you coàt the chicken with) to the pàn. Stir in with the oil.
  11. Next pour in 2 cups of chicken broth. Whisk in while pouring in the broth. Màke sure there àren't àny lumps.
  12. Let the gràvy cook for àbout 2 minutes ( still on medium heàt), then pour in 1 cup of milk into the pàn.
  13. Next, let the creàmy gràvy cook for àbout 3 minutes, then stàrt àdding the chicken bàck into the pàn, às well às the onions ànd gàrlic.
  14. Màke sure àll of the chicken is coàted with the creàmy gràvy.
  15. Plàce à lid on the pàn, then let the chicken cook for 30-35 minutes. Be sure to occàsionàlly turn the chicken.
  16. Finàlly, once done serve the chicken with rice or màshed potàtoes.

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