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Granny's Smothered Chicken Recipe

Granny's Smothered Chicken

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"This was my mother-in-law's recipe. She was German and a fantastic cook. Everyone that tried it loves it! Prepare veggies and salad of your choice; your family will drool from the smell AND your neighbors will ask for the recipe! You may want to double the recipe. Happy eating!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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Directions

  1. In a large skillet, heat oil for frying. Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper to taste. Flour the chicken lightly twice. Drop coated chicken into hot oil slowly to prevent splatters. Fry until golden brown, about 12 to 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, boil the potatoes in a large pot of boiling water. When potatoes are soft, remove from heat. Save the 'potato water'.
  3. When chicken is done, drain the oil out of the skillet and place the potatoes in the skillet with the chicken. Slowly pour the 'potato water' over the skillet mixture. Add whole cloves, cover and simmer. As the mixture sets it prepares its own gravy in the skillet, so the longer it simmers, the better! When the consistency is to your taste, remove from heat and serve.
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Footnotes

  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 29, 2004

Good flavor and fairly easy to prepare. I didn't have cloves, and it tasted fine. Very "homestyle" looking. Only thing, recipe does not provide a measurement for the potato water so be careful you don't add too much. I think I added too much, but I took some of the water out and mixed it with a packaged chicken gravy mix and put it back into the pan. Yummy.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 29, 2003

This wasn't very flavorful-at least not to me. I prefer to just fry my chicken (without a flour coating) and when it's done, add the potatoes, carrots, more seasonings and water. DON'T remove the chicken drippings!!! Not nice on the cholestrol but great on the tongue.

 

20 Ratings

Jul 03, 2003

needs A LOT of "spicin" up. i added different seasonings to the flour, fried it, then boiled the potato water 1st, added cloves, italian seasoning, season salt, pepper, poultry seasoning, and cajun seasoning. then i added about 1 1/2 - 2 tbs of cornstarch help thickening process then added the chicken and simmered for about 2 hours. and it came out GREAT! nice default recipe though, thanks!

 
Jun 30, 2003

THIS RECIPE HAS SERIOUS POTENTIAL, I OPTED ALSO NOT TO FRY CHICKEN IN FLOUR, I SIMPLY BRAISED THEM IN ABOUT A CUP OF OIL IN A LARGE SAUCEPAN, THEN ADDED MY POTATOES, ONIONS, CARROTS, AND GREEN PEAS, GARLIC, BLACK PEPPER, CELERY SEEDS AND SEASON SALT FOR TASTE, AFTER A LITTLE DOCTORING UP,IT WAS A FAMILY FAVE, THE CLOVES ARE NICE.

 
Jan 05, 2006

Very easy recipe. I scaled it for 2 people and used 1 cup of the water from the potatoes (adding 1/4 cup at a time) and mixed it with a couple tablespoons of the left over seasoned flour and the chicken drippings. Once the gravy turned, I just put the potatoes and chicken in and stirred.

 
Feb 22, 2003

We loved this recipe! My whole family loved it and will make it again. Instead of waiting for it to thicken I just added a little flour to the potato juice to thicken it quicker. Thanks for a great recipe.

 
Feb 22, 2003

This was quite good. It reminded me of downhome farm cooking. It would be really good with new potatoes.

 
Jan 20, 2007

I added sliced carrots and frozen corn to this concoction and used enought flour to thicken everything up so it sort of gelled together. For those who wondered how much potato water to save and use, 2 1/2 cups is plenty. I think the recipe would be quite plain w/o the added veggies. With them it's delicious - it's a southern stew thick enough to eat on a plate with a fork. Thanks!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 681 kcal
  • 34%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 56 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 115 mg
  • 38%
  • Fat
  • 30.6 g
  • 47%
  • Fiber
  • 4 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 42.9 g
  • 86%
  • Sodium
  • 123 mg
  • 5%

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

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