Texas Roadhouse Smothered Chicken Recipe

Texas Roadhouse smothered chicken recipe is my favorite menu item of this restaurant. What about you? The beauty of the smothered chicken breast recipe is a comfort food recipe that you can enjoy any day of the week with your family. Let me show you how to prepare Texas Roadhouse smothered chicken copycat recipe at home. 

A recipe like smothered chicken and gravy is tasty and healthy. You can add this easy smothered chicken to tonight’s dinner menu or your weekend main dish menu. It is a good source of protein. 

Texas Roadhouse Smothered Chicken Recipe

Recipe by Lindsay G. Cabral
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Cuisine: LouisianaDifficulty: Easy


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No matter how you prefer your chicken, you will love this smothered chicken recipe with gravy.

Scroll down below to get an idea of the ingredients, quantities, and cooking instructions for Texas Roadhouse smothered chicken recipe.


  • 2 piece skinless and boneless chicken breast

  • 1 onion

  • 1 to 2 cups of all-purpose flour (use ¼ cup flour for gravy)

  • 2 cups of oil

  • 2 ½ cups of chicken stock

  • 1 packet of salsa

  • ¼ cup heavy cream

  • Salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic/ all-purpose seasoning

  • Italian seasoning 

  • Cayenne pepper

  • 2 tbsp butter

  • ¼ cup chopped parsley

  • 1 tbsp garlic paste

  • 1 tsp better than bouillon chicken base

  • 1 to 2 tbsp soy sauce

  • Tools
  • Chopping board

  • Knife

  • Wrap

  • Meat tenderizer hammer 

  • Mixing bowl

  • Whisk

  • Frying pan

  • Tong

  • Cooling wire rack

  • Serving plate

  • Cooking wooden spoon

  • Meat thermometer

  • Measuring spoon

how to make Texas Roadhouse Smothered Chicken

  • Chop the onion: On a chopping board, chop the onion. Keep them aside for using them later. 
    Chop the onion
  •  flattening the chicken: Flattening your chicken breast with a meat tenderizer hammer. flattening the chicken
  • Make the seasoning flour: Add 2 cups of all-purpose flour to a large mixing bowl. Then add seasoning powder like one packet of salsa, all-purpose seasoning, and Cayenne pepper. Whisk them to mix well. Keep aside ¼ cup of seasoning flour for the gravy.  
    Make the seasoning flour
  • Season the chicken: Season your chicken with all-purpose seasoning and Italian seasoning. Season the chicken
  • Coat the chicken with flour: Now, coat your seasoned chicken with the seasoning flour.
    Coat the chicken with flour
  • Fry the chicken: Place a frying pan on the stove. Pour oil into the pan and heat them over medium heat. Now place the seasoned chicken over the oil and fry per side of the chicken for about 3 minutes. 
    Fry the chicken
  • Drain excess oil from the chicken: After frying the chicken, remove them from the oil and place them on a wire rack to drain the extra oil from the chicken. After frying, all the chicken clean the skillet and reserve ¼ cup of oil for using them in gravy. Drain excess oil from the chicken
  • Make the gravy:  For making gravy for the chicken, add 2 tbsp butter to the pan and allow them to melt. Then add chopped onion and fry them for 3 to 4 minutes. After 4 minutes, add some all-purpose seasoning and 1 tsp better than bouillon chicken base. Allow them to release their flavour. Then add 1 tbsp garlic paste and give them a good stir to make sure everything is well combined. Then add ¼ cup of oil. Then add ¼ cup of seasoning flour. Cook them for a couple of minutes. After a few minutes, add 2 ½ cups of chicken stock and 2 tbsp soy sauce, and ¼ cup of heavy cream. Please give them a good mix and allow them to cook for a few minutes. Then move on to your next step. Make the gravy
  • cook chicken with gravy: Now, it’s time to add fried chicken breast inside the sauce and cook it until it darkens up. Cook them under medium-low heat. Before turning off your stove, add little chopped parsley for a pop of colour.  
    cook chicken with gravy
  • serve the chicken with mashed potato: Now, the smothered chicken is ready to serve. Plate your smothered chicken recipe with mashed potato and green beans. serve the chicken with mashed potato

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  • Instead of using chicken breast, you can also use chicken thighs and pork chops. 
  • In an airtight container, you can refrigerate smothered chicken for 2 to 3 days, and you can freeze them up for 2 to 3 months. 

The Bottom Line

Add Texas Roadhouse smothered chicken recipe to your protein diet list or holiday main dish list. They are considered cheap easy healthy meals on a budget. 

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