Country Garden Chicken With Cheesy Grits

"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."
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  • 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


  • Place oil in large sauté pan and heat on medium-high 2–3 minutes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • While chicken cooks, prepare grits.
  • 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.
  • Grits Preparation Steps
  • Combine all ingredients in microwave-safe bowl.
  • Cover and microwave on HIGH 6 minutes, until water is absorbed, stirring once. Serve.

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