Smothered Chicken Recipe
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Smothered Chicken Recipe

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You can't go wrong when serving Penny Walton's speedy skillet specialty. The Westerville, Ohio cook tops tender chicken breasts with mushrooms, bacon, green onions and cheese for a swift and savory sensation that's sure to become a family favorite.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • Garlic powder and seasoned salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup bacon bits

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 230 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 799mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 18g protein


  1. Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. Sprinkle with garlic powder and seasoned salt. In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, brown chicken in oil for 4 minutes; turn. Top with the mushrooms, cheese, green onions and bacon. Cover and cook 4 minutes longer or until chicken is no longer pink. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Smothered Chicken in Quick Cooking November/December 2002, p11

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Reviewed Nov. 18, 2014

"Quick easy and very very tasty"

Reviewed Sep. 2, 2014

"This dish was absolutely delicious. The only changes I made to the recipe was that I added 1-18 oz jar of chicken gravy, to make a richer sauce and I used real chopped bacon on top. My family is hooked! This will definitely be on our menu very often."

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2013

"This has been a go-to recipe in my home for years; a frequent request of my husband and even my super picky children gobble this up. I use center cut bacon and reduced fat cheese to cut some of the fat."

Reviewed Nov. 26, 2012

"this is an excellent recipe! so quick and easy, we will definitely make it again. i also substituted fresh mushrooms instead of canned. Very good!"

Reviewed Aug. 12, 2012

"So simple and fantastic. I use fresh mushrooms instead of canned."

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