Smothered Chicken and Gravy

Smothered Chicken and Gravy

  • 55 Minutes Prep1 Hour 55 Minutes Total
  • 4 Servings
  • 505 Calories per Serving
Here's a real southern specialty. Just add some warm-from-the-oven biscuits and smother your family with a large platter of seconds.

Ingredient List

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3- to 3 1/2-pound cut-up broiler-fryer chicken
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 3 1/2 cups hot water
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder


  1. In deep 12-inch skillet, heat oil over low heat 5 minutes. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper; place in hot skillet. Cover chicken with yellow and green onions. Increase heat to medium. Cook 10 minutes; turn chicken. Cook 10 minutes longer or until golden. Reduce heat to low; cook 5 minutes longer. Turn; cook 5 minutes. Remove chicken from skillet. Place in large pot or Dutch oven; set aside.
  2. Continue heating skillet over low heat. In medium bowl, stir flour, soy sauce, 2 cups of the hot water and the onion powder with wire whisk or fork until smooth.
  3. In hot skillet, cook flour mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly with wire whisk or fork, until mixture boils and thickens. Gradually stir in remaining 1 1/2 cups hot water until smooth.
  4. Pour gravy over chicken in large pot. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally. (Gravy may stick to pot.)


  • Watching your salt intake? To reduce some of the salt in this dish, use reduced-sodium soy sauce.

Nutrition Information

Daily Values (Amount per serving)

Total Fat 27g 0%, Saturated Fat 7g 0%, Cholesterol 130mg 0%, Sodium 1780mg 0%, Potassium NC*, Total Carbohydrate 22g 0%, Dietary Fiber 1g 0%, Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 2%, Calcium 4%, Iron 20%, Vitamin D 0%, Vitamin E 0%, Thiamin 0%, Riboflavin 0%, Niacin 0%, Vitamin B6 0%, Folic Acid 0%, Vitamin B12 0%, Pantothenic Acid 0%, Phosphorus 0%, Magnesium 0%, Zinc 0%, Selenium 0%, Copper 0%, Manganese 0%

Other Nutrients (Amount per serving)

Calories 505, Calories from Fat 245, Trans Fat NC*, Monounsaturated Fat NC*, Polyunsaturated Fat NC*, Soluble Fiber NC*, Insoluble Fiber NC*, Sugars NC*, Protein 44g, Beta-Carotene NC*, Omega-3 NC*, Carbohydrate Choice 1 1/2, Starch 1, Fruit 0, Other Carbohydrate 1/2, Skim Milk 0, Low-Fat Milk 0, Milk 0, Vegetable 0, Very Lean Meat 0, Lean Meat 6, Medium-Fat Meat 0, High-Fat Meat 0, Fat 1 1/2

* NC indicates a nutritional value has not been calculated, which is typically due to either insufficient nutritional data for an ingredient or an incomplete analysis.