Country Garden Chicken With Cheesy Grits

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READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Meri Beth

This came from a Publix recipe and we loved it so much that I'm posting it here for easy reference! I personally used some white sawmill country gravy mix I had on hand and Shake'n Bake chicken flavored breading. I highly recommend McCormick's "Vegetable Supreme" seasoning as the blend used. You can cut the carbs by about 50% in the chicken recipe by pan-frying the chicken without the breading. SUGGESTED ITEMS TO SERVE WITH: apple pie, cornbread, okra. COOKING SEQUENCE: Bread chicken and begin to cook - 10 minutes. While chicken cooks, prepare grits, complete chicken and serve - 15 minutes.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 12 lbs chicken breasts, cutlets
  • 1 23 cups water, divided
  • 12 cup chicken coating mix
  • 14 cup pre-diced fresh tomato
  • 14 cup pre-diced green pepper
  • 14 cup pre-diced red onion
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable seasoning, blend
  • 1 (5/8 ounce) packet country gravy mix
  • Cheesy Grits Ingredients

  • 2 12 cups water
  • 2 cups instant grits
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Place oil in large sauté pan and heat on medium-high 2–3 minutes.
  2. Moisten chicken with 1 tablespoon water. Place breading mix in bowl. Coat chicken, one piece at a time, by pressing into breading mix; turn and coat other side. (For thicker breading, coat twice.) Set chicken aside. Wash hands.
  3. Place chicken, using tongs, in hot oil and cook 6–8 minutes, turning occasionally, until crisp and golden brown. Remove chicken from pan; cover to keep warm.
  4. While chicken cooks, prepare grits.
  5. Stir tomatoes, green peppers, onions and vegetable seasoning into pan with drippings. Heat over medium-high heat 2–3 minutes until onions are translucent. Stir in gravy mix and gradually add remaining 1 1/2 cups water, stirring continually, until sauce is smooth. Reduce heat to low and cook 2–3 minutes, stirring often, to heat thoroughly. Serve sauce over chicken.
  6. Grits Preparation Steps
  7. Combine all ingredients in microwave-safe bowl.
  8. Cover and microwave on HIGH 6 minutes, until water is absorbed, stirring once. Serve.

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