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Smothered Chicken Southern Style

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Category: Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 1 Chicken, ca. 3.5 lbs,
  • -butterflied (split down
  • -the backbone)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tb Butter
  • 2 tb Flour
  • 1 1/2 c Chicken broth


Sprinkle chicken on both sides with saltand pepper. Fold wings underneath
to secure them. Melt butter in a cast-iron skillet large enough to hold the
flattened chicken comfortably. Put chicken in, skin-side down, cover
chicken firmly with a plate and put about 5 lbs of weight on top of the
plate. Cook over low heat until skin is nicely browned, about 25 min. Turn
chicken skin-side up, replace weight, cook about 15 more min.

Remove chicken and pour off fat, reserving 2 Tbsp. Add flour to fat and
whisk. Gradually add chicken broth and cook until thickened. Return chicken
(skin-side up), add salt and pepper, replace plate and weight, and continue
cooking over low heat about 30 min, or until chicken is exceptionally
tender. Spoon the gravy over the chicken, cut into serving pieces, and
serve with fluffy rice.

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