There’s nothing better than the smell of Southern Smothered Chicken and rice! This dish is the ultimate soul food dish.  Just thinking about it makes my mouth water. This classic dish has been a staple in many households and comes with an amazing blend of flavors that will surely please everyone at your table. If you haven’t tried it yet, buckle up because I’m about to give you a step-by-step guide on how to make this delicious meal from start to finish!  Just the way my grandmother made it! You will be thankful for this comforting recipe as it’s incredibly easy and requires minimal effort. Plus, I guarantee your family will love having the aroma through their home – so why not enjoy all the benefits of cooking up this classic? So, let’s get started on preparing Southern Smothered Chicken!

Smothered Chicken and Rice

Why You Should Make This Southern Smothered Chicken and rice

If you want a smothered chicken recipe to bring your dinner to the next level, try this southern smothered chicken recipe. Let me give you a few reasons why you should make this chicken dinner!

  • It’s full of soul-satisfying flavor with just the right combination of savory and smoky seasonings.
  • You can adjust the spice level, texture, and seasoning to your taste.
  •  The smothered gravy clings to the juicy chicken providing an additional layer of mouthwatering flavor.

Ingredient For Southern Smothered Chicken and Rice

Southern smothered chicken

Smothered chicken is a classic southern comfort dish. Its delicious combination of ingredients makes it a hearty and heartwarming meal. To prepare such a dish, the list is as follows.

  • Boneless Chicken Breast
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Onion Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Black Pepper
  • Powdered Chicken Bouillon
  • Onion
  • Green Bell Pepper
  • Orange Bell Pepper
  • Yellow Bell Pepper
  • Chicken Broth
  • Salted Butter

How To Make Southern Smothered Chicken and Rice

I love my succulent southern smothered chicken and rice. It is a cherished recipe among southern cooks. Not only is it comforting and delicious, but this classic dish doesn’t need much effort! The slow simmering of the chicken breasts creates an unmistakable flavor and tender texture that audiences, young and old alike, will enjoy. The creamy, gravy-like sauce created by the roux coating the chicken pairs perfectly with southern-style white rice, resulting in a warm and delightful meal. Make sure you save room for seconds! Well, enough of my bragging. Let’s get down to these instructions.

  1. Clean and Pat your chicken dry.
  2. Cut your chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  3. To a bowl, add your chicken and season to taste.
  4. Next, add butter to a medium-high skillet. Once the butter melts, add in your chopped chicken breast.
  5. Allow cooking until golden brown.
  6. Remove the chicken and sit to the side.
  7. To the same pan, add chopped peppers and onions. Allow cooking until they reach desired texture.
  8. Once cooked down, stir in all-purpose flour and cook down until dissolved.
  9. Next, add chicken broth and the chicken breast back into the pot.
  10. Place a lid on, turn the stove to medium-low, and allow to simmer for 30 to 45 minutes or until gravy thickens.
  11. Serve over the top of white rice.
  12. Enjoy!!!

Variations

There’s nothing like southern smothered chicken and rice for southern comfort food. This classic southern meal is easy to make and can be modified differently.

Extra– Add extra gravy over your meal, locking in even more flavor.

Veggies– Here is where it can get fun y’all!! You can add more veggies such as carrots, celery, and whatever your heart desires.

Meats- The great thing about this smothered chicken recipe is that you don’t only have to use chicken breast, but you can use a variety of chicken such as chicken drumsticks, chicken thighs, and chicken tenders. I’m telling you that the possibilities are endless.

Toppings- Add parsley to the top or add more chopped raw onions. This helps bring even more flavor out of this southern smothered chicken.  

Extra Spicy- Hot sauce always adds heat and spice to your recipe. We all know that we Southerners love an extra kick of spice, as Beyonce says. I got a hot sauce in my bag, swag!

Equipment

There is nothing better than my southern-style smothered chicken and rice! The right equipment can make all the difference in getting that southern-style flavor just right. From a thick, heavy, and hot cast iron skillet to wooden spoons and spatulas specifically designed for southern-style cooking, essential tools are needed to create this soul-warming dish. You can easily whip my grandma’s delicious, smothered chicken packed with incredible southern flavors with the right tools.

Storage/Reheating

The storage on this smothered chicken and rice is straight to the point. Throw the meal in an airtight container, and you are ready. To reheat, pop the recipe into the oven until it reaches your desired warmth.

Smothered Chicken

Questions/FAQ

What goes with smothered chicken?

  • You can make this a meal. I love smothered chicken rice and gravy. It’s an unforgettable flavor.

What sides go with smothered chicken?

  • Green beans
  • Potatoes
  • White rice
  • Cornbread

In Conclusion

Smothered Chicken and rice are a simple yet delicious classic. With just the right combination of flavors and textures, this dish makes for an excellent meal. This dish will satisfy any dinner table, so try Smothered Chicken and Rice today!

Other Southern Recipes

Stew Chicken

Honey Cornbread

Collard Greens

Smothered Turkey Wings

Baked Turkey Wings

Mac and Cheese

Easy Southern Smothered Chicken and Rice

There’s nothing better than the smell of Southern Smothered Chicken and rice! This dish is the ultimate soul food dish.  Just thinking about it makes my mouth water. This classic dish has been a staple in many households and comes with an amazing blend of flavors that will surely please everyone at your table. If you haven't tried it yet, buckle up because I will give you a step-by-step guide on how to make this delicious meal from start to finish
Smothered Chicken and Rice
Servings: 5 People
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 2 lb Boneless Chicken Breast Any Chicken of your choice but remember the bigger the chicken the longer you will have to let the meat simmer
  • 2 Tbsp All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 1/2 Cup Chicken Broth
  • 3 Tbsp Salted Butter
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder To your liking
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper To your liking
  • 1 Tbsp Onion Powder To your liking
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper To your liking
  • 1 Tbsp Powdered Chicken Bouillon
  • 1 Medium Onion chopped
  • 1/2 Green Bell Pepper chopped
  • 1/2 Orange Bell Pepper chopped
  • 1/2 Yellow Bell Pepper chopped
  • White Rice Cooked

Instructions

  • Clean and Pat your chicken dry.
    2 lb Boneless Chicken Breast
  • Cut your chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  • To a bowl, add your chicken and season to taste.
    1 Tbsp Garlic Powder, 1 Tsp Black Pepper, 1 Tbsp Onion Powder, 1 Tsp Black Pepper, 1 Tbsp Powdered Chicken Bouillon
  • Next, add butter to a medium-high skillet. Once the butter melts, add in your chopped chicken breast.
    3 Tbsp Salted Butter
  • Allow cooking until golden brown.
  • Remove the chicken and sit to the side.
  • To the same pan, add chopped peppers, and onions. Allow cooking until they reach desired texture.
    1 Medium Onion, 1/2 Green Bell Pepper, 1/2 Orange Bell Pepper, 1/2 Yellow Bell Pepper
  • Once cooked down, stir in all-purpose flour and cook down until dissolved.
    2 Tbsp All-Purpose Flour
  • Next, add chicken broth and breast to the pot and stir.
    2 1/2 Cup Chicken Broth
  • Place a lid on, turn the stove to medium-low, and allow to simmer for 30 to 45 minutes or until gravy thickens.
  • Serve over the top of white rice.
    White Rice
  • Enjoy!!!

Nutrition

Calories: 306kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 40gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 137mgSodium: 704mgPotassium: 812mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 711IUVitamin C: 49mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 1mg

Notes

You can use any chicken of your choice but remember the bigger the chicken the longer you will have to let the meat simmer
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, soul food
Keyword smothered chicken, Smothered chicken and rice, southern smothered chicken

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