Anita Baker's Smothered Chicken

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

From Martha Stewart. Total Comfort Food.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter in a large heavy skillet set over medium heat.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper, rubbing it into the skin.
  3. Add chicken, skin-side down to the skillet; cook, turning once, until well browned. Remove and set aside.
  4. Melt remaining 4 tablespoons butter in the same skillet.
  5. Sprinkle in flour and cook, whisking constantly, until golden brown.
  6. Add onion and cook until softened, about 2 minutes.
  7. Whisk in chicken broth; bring to a boil.
  8. Return chicken to skillet. Cook, partially covered, until chicken is cooked through and sauce has thickened.
  9. Transfer to a serving platter; garnish with parsley. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

Great! This was just as good as the Gladys Knight Smothered Chicken. Thanks.

CWGmom February 09, 2008

Absolutely delicious and easy to make. My guest loved it, I served it with potatoes and broccoli rabe. This is a keeper.

Vontrottzu June 02, 2006

This was an easy recipe to make. I halved the it with no problem. The chicken was tender and delicious. I served it with mashed potatoes. Great comfort food. Thanks LMiller

SweetSueAl April 11, 2006