Anita Baker's Smothered Chicken

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

From Martha Stewart. Total Comfort Food.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter in a large heavy skillet set over medium heat.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper, rubbing it into the skin.
  3. Add chicken, skin-side down to the skillet; cook, turning once, until well browned. Remove and set aside.
  4. Melt remaining 4 tablespoons butter in the same skillet.
  5. Sprinkle in flour and cook, whisking constantly, until golden brown.
  6. Add onion and cook until softened, about 2 minutes.
  7. Whisk in chicken broth; bring to a boil.
  8. Return chicken to skillet. Cook, partially covered, until chicken is cooked through and sauce has thickened.
  9. Transfer to a serving platter; garnish with parsley. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

4 5

Great! This was just as good as the Gladys Knight Smothered Chicken. Thanks.

5 5

Absolutely delicious and easy to make. My guest loved it, I served it with potatoes and broccoli rabe. This is a keeper.

4 5

This was an easy recipe to make. I halved the it with no problem. The chicken was tender and delicious. I served it with mashed potatoes. Great comfort food. Thanks LMiller