Smothered Chicken

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 50 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 40 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

3 1/2 pounds whole cut-up chicken

2 (5-ounce) packets chicken fry coating (recommended: Dixie Fry)

2 tablespoons salt-free chicken seasoning, divided (recommended: McCormick Grill Mates)

Canola oil, for frying

2 (12-ounce) jars roasted chicken gravy (recommended: Franco American)

1 teaspoon crushed garlic

Directions

  1. Cut away excess skin and fat from chicken pieces. Rinse with cold water and set aside; do not pat dry.
  2. In a shallow bowl, stir together fry coating and 1 tablespoon chicken seasoning. Dredge chicken pieces in coating mixture; set aside.
  3. In a large straight-sided pan, heat 1/2-inch oil over medium-high heat. Oil is ready for frying when a drop of water splatters when dropped in.
  4. Fry coated chicken until golden brown, about 8 minutes per side. Remove chicken from pan and drain oil.
  5. In a medium bowl, stir together gravy, remaining chicken seasoning, and crushed garlic; set aside.
  6. Return chicken to pan over medium heat. Cover with gravy. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 to 20 minutes or until completely done (no pink near the bone).
  7. Serve hot.

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