Smothered Chicken Southern Style

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READY IN: 36mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Sprinkle chicken on both sides with saltand pepper.
  • Fold wings underneath to secure them.
  • Melt butter in a cast-iron skillet large.
  • enough to hold the flattened chicken comfortably.
  • Put chicken in,skin-side down, cover chicken firmly with a plate and put about 5 lbs of weight on top of the plate.
  • Cook over low heat until skin is nicely browned, about 25 minutes.
  • Turn chicken skin-side up, replace weight, cook about 15 more minutes.
  • Remove chicken and pour off fat, reserving 2 Tbsp.
  • Add flour to fat and whisk.
  • Gradually add chicken broth and cook until thickened.
  • Return chicken (skin-side up), add salt and pepper, replace plate and weight, and continue cooking over low heat about 30 minutes, or until chicken is exceptionally tender.
  • Spoon the gravy over the chicken, cut into serving pieces, and serve with fluffy rice.
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