Smother Fried Chicken

Smother Fried Chicken

Experience the mouthwatering delight of Brenda Gantt’s YouTube video, “Smother Fried Chicken,” in 2023. Join Brenda as she showcases her culinary expertise by preparing a delectable dish of fried chicken smothered in a flavorful gravy. Watch as she perfectly balances crispy fried chicken with a rich and savory sauce. Get ready to indulge in a truly satisfying meal with Brenda Gantt’s expert guidance!

For the Fried Chicken:

4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
Salt and black pepper to taste
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
Vegetable oil for frying
For the Gravy:

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup whole milk
Salt and black pepper to taste


Start by preparing the fried chicken. Season the chicken thighs generously with salt and black pepper on both sides.
In a shallow dish, combine the flour, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder. Dredge each chicken thigh in the flour mixture, coating it thoroughly.
Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Carefully place the chicken thighs in the hot oil, skin side down. Fry the chicken for about 5-6 minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set it aside on a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
In the same skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk it constantly for about a minute to create a roux.
Slowly pour in the chicken broth while whisking continuously to prevent lumps. Add the milk and continue whisking until the gravy thickens.
Season the gravy with salt and black pepper to taste. If desired, you can add additional seasonings like garlic powder or herbs for extra flavor.
Return the fried chicken thighs to the skillet, nestling them into the gravy. Spoon some of the gravy over the top of each chicken thigh.
Reduce the heat to low, cover the skillet, and let the chicken simmer in the gravy for about 10-15 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
Serve the Smother Fried Chicken with a ladle of gravy over each piece.

For extra crispy chicken, you can double-dip the chicken thighs in the flour mixture before frying.
Feel free to add chopped onions or garlic to the gravy for additional flavor.
Serve the Smother Fried Chicken with mashed potatoes, rice, or biscuits for a complete meal.
Now you’re ready to enjoy a delicious plate of Smother Fried Chicken with rich and savory gravy!

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