The best Southern smothered chicken recipes

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Nothing says down-home cooking quite like Southern smothered chicken dishes. Everybody seems to line up around the dinner table to get the first taste of this scrumptious dinner. If you want to serve up something that won't yield any leftovers, then this is the perfect idea for you!
Fortunately, there's more than one way to craft this tasty Southern cuisine. No matter what your preferences are, there's something on this list to suit your tastes. You'll have a hard time choosing your favorite!
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1. Southern smothered chicken and gravy
You won't believe how incredible this dish is! The tender chicken is covered with rich gravy. You won't be able to get enough once you sink your teeth into this perfectly prepared chicken feast. Get the recipe here.
2. Cheesy smothered chicken with bacon
If you love cheese, this is absolutely the dish for you. Not only are the chicken breasts in this recipe stuffed with a gooey mixture of four different cheeses, but they're also topped with even more cheese, not to mention crispy bacon. Cook the chicken breasts in bacon grease for even more bacon flavor.
3. Crock pot smothered chicken with mushroom gravy (h/t South Your Mouth)
If you love the earthy taste of mushrooms, then you'll enjoy this dish. The decadent gravy brings the meat to life and keeps everybody coming back for more.
4. Smothered chicken breasts (h/t Taste of Home)
This one-skillet dish is a piece of cake to whip up. Top with bacon, cheese, and caramelized onions. What's not to love?
5. Low carb jalapeno popper chicken (h/t Aunt Bee's Recipes)
Turn up the heat with this deliciously healthy smothered chicken recipe. Cheese and jalapeno come together to create the ultimate flavor!
6. Smothered chicken with creamy mushroom gravy (h/t Creole Contessa)
For flavor out of this world, you have to cook this recipe! The hearty dinner is exactly what you need to breathe a little life back into your weekly menu.
7. Lightly smothered chicken (h/t Nutmeg Nanny)
This recipe is ideal if you love the concept of smothered chicken but still want to stick to a healthier diet. It's all the delicious flavors you love, but none of the guilt!
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