Smothered Home-Style Chicken Recipe
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Smothered Home-Style Chicken Recipe

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I like to serve this fantastic family-style chicken over aromatic basmati rice sauteed in butter for about a minute, then cooked in chicken stock and water. —Billy Hensley, Temperance, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:5 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 5 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken thigh with 1/2 cup sauce (calculated without rice) equals 341 calories, 20 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 81 mg cholesterol, 905 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 24 g protein.


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine flour, salt, garlic powder, Cajun seasoning and pepper. Add chicken thighs, one at a time, and shake to coat. In a large skillet, brown chicken in 2 tablespoons oil in batches. Remove and keep warm.
  2. In same skillet, saute carrots, onion and green pepper in remaining oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute. Add wine, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Stir in soup and broth.
  3. Return chicken to skillet. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until a thermometer reads 165°. Serve with rice. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Smothered Home-Style Chicken in Simple & Delicious October/November 2010, p37

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Sep. 12, 2015 Edited Sep. 13, 2015

"Made just as written...we loved it, even picky autistic son who reads recipes while I'm making them and sometimes states that he won't eat what I'm making because there's an ingredient in it he doesn't care for or is unfamiliar with. ( I'll often memorize recipes so he can't read them!) In this case it was onion, but he tasted the finished product and had two large servings! Quick and easy....we'll be having this again."

Reviewed Jan. 15, 2015

"Made this for dinner tonight. The only thing I changed was I didn't add any green pepper. But only because I didn't have any. But it was delicious and I'll definitely make it again. I also used chicken broth when I made the rice."

Reviewed Jul. 29, 2014

"Had a lot of flavor. I liked that it had veggies and I also put a little celery in."

Reviewed Jun. 12, 2014

"Thumbs up from every one of my family...even a picky chicken eater! I added mushrooms too."

Reviewed May. 19, 2014

"I made this for dinner tonight, it was a winner! The only changes I made were that I used red bell peppers and vegetable broth. Turned out so good."

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