Smothered Chicken

Total Time:
35 min
10 min
25 min

4 servings

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 onion
  • 2 small garlic cloves
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 chopped green onions, including green part

Clean chicken breasts and dry well. In a shallow baking dish, combine the flour, cayenne pepper, paprika, salt, and pepper. Dredge chicken breasts in flour mixture to coat. Shake off excess. In a large skillet heat 1/4-inch vegetable oil over medium heat. Add chicken and brown well, about 2 minutes on each side. Remove from pan and set aside. Pour excess oil from pan, leaving a thin layer. Add onions and garlic, saute, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 3 to 5 minutes. In a bowl combine sour cream, chicken stock and green onions and mix well. Transfer chicken back to skillet, pour sour cream mixture over it. Bring to a simmer and cook, covered, until done, about 10 minutes.

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    Nothing special. I t was okay. I liked how zippy the sour cream made the sauce. I thought the onion and garlic were useless. I don't think they added much flavor at all. I would probably make it again, but with modifications.
    Try 1/2 cup buttermilk after adding the chicken stock. It adds the creamy gravy look/flavor without the overpowering taste of sour cream. I combined recipe and Tyler's smothered porkchop recipe and turned out lovely. I did have to add more seasonings, however. Play around with it - its a good start.
    Too much sour cream, it overpowers the recipe. I used chicken thighs instead and needed to add more chicken stock and seasonings to add flavor. Very bland and the sour cream didn't help. Chicken was very tender and my husband loved it, so would make again with a few modifications. Added a little brown gravy mix for color.
    The sour cream did throw me off a bit. But I gave it a go. I used seasoned salt instead of the individual salt/pepper/paprika/cayenne. Seasoned the chicken before dredging in the seasoned flower for added flavor. I used just under 1 cup of sour cream. Skipped the green onions (didn't have any). Everyone enjoyed it.
    Love Love Love the recipe, however, my group loves "spicy" so I doubled the cayenne pepper.
    It was absolutely perfect.
    I served this dish up with rice and yeast roles. YUMMY
    This was our one day of the week to "be bad".We loved our "be bad night".
    This dish was very bland. I even tried adding salt, pepper, and paprika to the sauce; still bland. Very easy and quick to make though!
    This dish was simply delicious!! I added some celery and onion to the sauce and it was wonderful! It is now a family favorite!!
    I've made this several times for my family, and they always enjoy it. It's a nice alternative to standard smothered chicken dishes. I use a little more seasoning in the flour than the recipe calls for, but we love it.
    What is this? I have lived in the south all of my life and have Never seen sour cream in smothered chicken YUCK!!!!!!
    this dish was bland and following the directions was easy but the sauce broke
    I had a feeling this would be very bland but I followed the recipe exactly. I was right. No one liked it. I like sour cream but it overpowers this dish. You need alot of other seasonings to use that much sour cream and have the flavors meld.
    Best chicken I've ever had and quick to make.
    easy to prepare and delicious
    This was so easy to make and what a great taste. My family was really appreciative and I have already given recipe out.
    Adding some paprika to the sour cream mixture improves the flavor. It will taste more like Hungarian paprikash.
    I played around with this recipe a bit.After the chicken was browned I took it out and added 3 tablespoons of flour, a whole can of chicken stock and left out the sour cream.Put in a little dried thyme.Put the chicken back in with some mushrooms.It was great!!
    Served it with rice and roasted asparagus tips.
    All the ingredients I like so I was not surprised that the dish went over so well.
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