Easy Smothered Chicken

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Smothered Chicken is easy to make and so good! This recipe is perfect for making outside on a griddle, but it can also be made in a skillet.

This recipe is made with an easy marinade and the cooked chicken is topped with Colby Jack cheese, onions, and crispy bacon.

Easy Smothered Chicken

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • Texas Roadhouse Gold Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp each salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • Oil or butter
  • 1 onion sliced
  • Salt, pepper, garlic powder
  • 4 pieces of bacon
  • Shredded Colby Jack Cheese

Marinade the Chicken

To start making this recipe, cut chicken breasts in half lengthwise to make them thinner. Season the chicken with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika.

Add 1 tbsp of minced garlic to the chicken and pour a little bit of Texas Roadhouse Gold sauce over the chicken. I didn’t measure the sauce, but I probably used 1/2 a cup or so. Stir the chicken around until it is well coated in the sauce and the seasonings.

Marinated Chicken

Let the chicken marinate in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.

Make Smothered Chicken

Heat a griddle over medium low heat and add some oil or butter. Add the chicken, bacon, and a sliced onion to the griddle.

Chicken on the Griddle

Season the onions with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

Let the chicken cook on both sides until it is golden brown and reaches an internal temp of 165 degrees F.

Easy Smothered Chicken

Top the cooked chicken with onions, Colby Jack cheese and some crumbled bacon.

Cover the smothered chicken with a griddle dome until the cheese melts.

Serve Easy Smothered Chicken

Once the cheese has melted, it’s time to eat! I served this with some tomatoes, broccoli, and zucchini. I kept the veggies simple and seasoned them with some salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

Easy Smothered Chicken

Tips and Frequently Asked Questions

  • Always cook chicken until it reaches at least 165 degrees with an internal meat thermometer.
  • I used shredded Colby Jack cheese, but shredded cheddar, or even pepper jack cheese would be good on the chicken.
  • If you don’t have a griddle, you can make the smothered chicken in a skillet on the stove.
  • I used the Texas Roadhouse Gold Sauce, but any brand of steak sauce should work as a marinade.
Easy Smothered Chicken

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Easy Smothered Chicken

Easy Smothered Chicken

This is an easy dinner recipe my family loves!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Resting Time: 2 hours
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Griddle Recipes, Smothered Chicken
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • Texas Roadhouse Gold Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp each salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • Oil or butter
  • 1 onion sliced
  • Salt, pepper, garlic powder
  • 4 pieces of bacon
  • 1 cup Shredded Colby Jack Cheese

Instructions

  • Cut chicken breasts in half lengthwise to make them thinner. Add the chicken to a container or a bowl. Season the chicken with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika. Add 1 tbsp minced garlic and pour about 1/2 cup of Texas Roadhouse Gold Sauce over the chicken.
  • Let the chicken sit in the refrigerator for at least a couple of hours covered.
  • Heat a griddle or skillet over medium low heat and add some oil or butter. Add the chicken, bacon, and a sliced onion to the griddle.
  • Season the onions with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Let the chicken cook on both sides until it is golden brown and reaches an internal temp of 165 degrees F.
  • Top the cooked chicken with onions, Colby Jack cheese and some crumbled bacon.
  • Cover the smothered chicken with a griddle dome until the cheese melts and serve! Enjoy!
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