Smothered Chicken & Gravy

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 15m
Ready In

Recipe: #41884

November 18, 2023

"Very Southern dish - you can also make this with pork cutlets. Works best in a cast iron skillet. Prep time includes 30 minutes marinating time."

Original is 8 servings
  • For the Simmer Sauce


  • Serving Size: 1 (274.8 g)
  • Calories 395
  • Total Fat - 25.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 8.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 138.9 mg
  • Sodium - 447.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 14.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.4 g
  • Sugars - 4.2 g
  • Protein - 26.8 g
  • Calcium - 102 mg
  • Iron - 2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Marinate the chicken in the buttermilk for 2 hours.

Step 2

Add 1 tablespoon of Creole seasoning to the buttermilk and pour it over the chicken. Marinate 30 minutes.

Step 3

Remove chicken from the buttermilk and pat dry.

Step 4

Mix the 1/2 cup flour and the Creole seasoning. Dredge the chicken in the flour mixture, covering all sides. Press the flour into the chicken gently.

Step 5

Heat the oil or bacon grease (or a mix) in a cast iron skillet over medium heat - there should be just enough to cover the bottom with a thin layer.

Step 6

Add the garlic, onions, and celery and saute for about 3 minutes, or just until they start to cook and become translucent.

Step 7

Remove the vegetables from the skillet, set aside, and carefully add the chicken.

Step 8

Cook for about 4 minutes, or until the bottom is golden brown, then flip and cook another 3 to 4 minutes.

Step 9

Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.

Step 10

Melt the 2 tablespoons of butter in the skillet. Whisk in the 3 tablespoons flour and reduce heat to low. Cook, moving the flour around the pan so it doesn't scorch, for about 2 minutes.

Step 11

Add the chicken stock slowly, whisking to keep it smooth. Next, whisk in the milk and 1 teaspoon of Tony Chachere's seasoning.

Step 12

Simmer for about 1 minute to let it begin to thicken.

Step 13

Add the sauteed onion mixture and the chicken, spooning the gravy over the chicken.

Step 14

Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover the pan, and simmer for 20 minutes. Check and stir occasionally to ensure that it isn't boiling dry or sticking.

Step 15

Serve over white rice, mashed potatoes, or biscuits.


  • Cast iron pan

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