Anita Baker's Smothered Chicken

Recipe by LMillerRN

From Martha Stewart. Total Comfort Food.

Top Review by CWGmom

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

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.

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