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Chicken Breasts with Chipotle Green Onion Gravy Recipe
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Chicken Breasts with Chipotle Gravy
See how to make pan-seared chicken breasts in a chipotle and green onion gravy. See more
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Chicken Breasts with Chipotle Green Onion Gravy

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"This delicious chicken recipe includes a simple exercise in pan gravy perfection. If I only had one day to teach someone how to cook, you better believe this archetypal sauce recipe would be one of the first things I'd demonstrate."

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    20 mins


  1. Place chicken breast halves between two sheets of heavy plastic (resealable freezer bags work well) on a solid, level surface. Firmly pound chicken with the smooth side of a meat mallet to a thickness of 1/2-inch. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet on high heat until it begins to shimmer, about 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium; cook chicken breasts until browned and no longer pink inside, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer cooked chicken to a warm plate and loosely cover with aluminum foil.
  3. Melt butter in the skillet; stir in flour and cook for about 2 minutes. Stir in chicken broth, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan; cook and stir until gravy begins to simmer and thicken, 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in green onions and chipotle chile powder.
  5. Return chicken breasts to the skillet and cook until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • May substitute chicken stock for chicken broth. For thinner gravy, add more broth or stock.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 25, 2012

I was looking for something different to do with my chicken breasts and this recipe was on the front page including a video on how to prepare. So easy and tasty and a big hit with the family! Didn't have to run to the grocery store because I had everything on hand. *I lied - except for the chipotle seasoning! I did a web search and found I could use a paprika, red pepper with a dash of chili powder as a substitute. About 1/2 tsp. paprika, 1/8 red pepper and a dash of chili powder. Will look for chipotle seasoning for the next time I make this!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 01, 2012

2.5 stars. While this recipe was very simple and quick to make, it lacked depth and complexity of flavor. Wasn't really spicy, wasn't really anything. We found it bland and unexciting. It wasn't bad (or gross) it was just nothing we'd ever make or eat again (based on how many other amazing recipes there are out there). Guess it wasn't for me.

Jun 19, 2012

Awesomely delicious and easy prep. I didn't change a single thing. Just wish I had increased the servings. Next time is a sure thing.. great recipe, serious keeper and a repeater at my house, by request!! TY Chef John.

Apr 27, 2012

This was awesome and super easy! The only change I made was to scale this to 6 servings and used vegetable broth instead of chicken.

Dec 26, 2013

This is an amazing recipe! Easy and so very flavorful. I've made it several times and it's always perfect. I read a review about this being bland, that couldn't be further from the truth. You are the boss of your own seasoning.

May 08, 2012

I could not find chipotle chile powder so I used cajun seasoning. Put a bit on the chicken too. Gravy was so good. Watch the video if you are not a gravy expert and you will master it!! I also shredded the leftover chicken and mixed it with the gravy for lunch the next day. Gravy is awesome

Dec 14, 2013

YUMMY! This is definitely a must try for anyone, very easy to make. I doubled the entire recipe (except the butter, because that adds too much fat) I used 25% less sodium chicken broth and just 1-2 tablespoons of LIGHT butter. Instead of the chipotle seasoning, I used what another person had commented (1/2tsp paprika, 1/8tsp crushed red pepper and a dash of chilli powder and it worked out great. A little heat but not too much.) There was no left overs and I will be making this again! Save the calories/salt/fat where you can! =)

Jun 05, 2012

As I have begun to learn to cook in order to reduce my monthly expenses while still eating well, I found this recipe more than anything else really helped me grasp the process of cooking in a pan, keeping the oil and gravy from evaporating, etc. I think the author is correct about it being an excellent entry level recipe. It tastes quite good too.


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  • Calories
  • 333 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.1 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 104 mg
  • 35%
  • Fat
  • 22.2 g
  • 34%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 28.3 g
  • 57%
  • Sodium
  • 188 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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