Snappy Smothered Chicken
Smothered chicken is a real-deal Southern staple. Cheap, hearty, and delicious, it’s graced our dinner tables for decades past, always offering a welcome taste of nostalgia. There’s just something about tender, budget-friendly chicken breast generously coated in a warm, buttery sauce that feels both comforting and indulgent.At the core, smothered anything is about enhancing the main ingredient with a bevy of spices and a few creamy additions. Between all the brilliant vehicles for a smothering gravy, like pork chops and cube steak, chicken is a Southerner’s bread and butter: the original.In this smothered chicken recipe, a savory sauce of paprika, thyme, garlic, butter, and cream of mushroom soup (speckled with tender onions and mushrooms) takes a classic dinner to new heights. We dressed it up even more with a splash of white wine, which can be omitted by increasing the milk to 1 1/3 cups. Learn how to make smothered chicken tonight, and you'll be ready to serve this easy recipe at Sunday dinner with wide egg noodles, or rice. Get ready to receive rave family-favorite reviews.