Chicken, Dinner

Mouthwatering Smothered Chicken

Hey Smokin and Grillin wit AB, Fam! Feeling that undeniable hunger, the kind that sparks serious cooking inspiration? Well, today, I’m taking you on a adventure with a Smothered Chicken Recipe that’s set to blow your taste buds away. Trust me; this ain’t your ordinary dinner – it’s an experience.


  • 4 Chicken Thighs
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1 tbsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp. Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tbsp. Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. Cayenne pepper (see note)
  • 2 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp. Butter
  • 1 large Onion, sliced
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Heavy/Whipping Cream
  • The Level Up A Rub


Getting Down to Business: My Cooking Chronicles

I start by seasoning the chicken thighs with a dance of spices—salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and a hint of cayenne pepper.

The secret weapon – I dredge the seasoned beauties in a mixture of flour and the magic Level Up A Rub.

I brown those flavor bombs in a skillet with olive oil until they’re golden and irresistible. Set them aside; we’re not done yet.

In the same skillet, I melt butter and throw in the sliced onions, letting them soak up the goodness until they’re golden perfection.

I create the roux magic by sprinkling the remaining seasoned flour over the onions, stirring like I’m creating culinary art.

Slowly, I introduce the chicken broth, stirring relentlessly to banish any lumps. We’re aiming for silky smooth.

I elevate the flavor game with Worcestershire sauce, bringing the gravy to a simmer that makes my kitchen smell like heaven.

It’s showtime! I pour in the heavy cream, stirring until I achieve a velvety masterpiece.

The Final Act: Bringing It All Together

Now, I place those golden warriors back into the skillet, covering them with the luscious gravy.

Pop it into the oven at 350°F (175°C), and let the magic happen until the chicken reaches a perfect 165°F (74°C).

Conclusion: Feast Mode Activated

And there you have it, fam – the ultimate smothered chicken experience. Serve it over rice, mashed potatoes, or whatever suits your fancy. This ain’t just a recipe; it’s a flavor journey that’ll have you coming back for more. So, what are you waiting for? Unleash the flavor fury in your kitchen and let the feast begin!

Recipe Card

Smothered Chicken Recipe

4.8 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 50 mins Total Time 1 hr 5 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 4



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  1. Season the chicken thighs with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and cayenne pepper.

  2. Dredge the seasoned chicken in a mix of flour and The Level Up A Rub.

  3. Brown the chicken in a skillet with olive oil until golden. Set aside.

  4. In the same skillet, melt butter and sauté sliced onions until golden.

  5. Sprinkle any remaining seasoned flour over the onions, stirring to create a roux.

  6. Slowly pour in chicken broth, stirring constantly to avoid lumps.

  7. Season the gravy with Worcestershire sauce and bring it to a simmer.

  8. Add heavy cream to the gravy, stirring until smooth.

  9. Place the browned chicken back into the skillet, covering them with the luscious gravy.

  10. Bake at 350°F (175°C) until the chicken reaches 165°F (74°C).

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My name is Aaron Brown. You can call me “A.B.”

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