Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Ginny Branch  

The gravy is the standout, perfect for stirring into mashed potatoes. Serve with quick-cooking greens like spinach or kale for an easy, family-friendly meal.

Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 1 chicken breast half, about 1/2 cup potatoes, and about 1/4 cup gravy)
Total:
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Recipe Time

Hands On: 24 Minutes
Total: 24 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 428
  • Fat: 17.9g
  • Saturated fat: 5.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 7.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.9g
  • Protein: 41g
  • Carbohydrate: 23g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 126mg
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Sodium: 635mg
  • Calcium: 81mg

Ingredients

  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 cup quick-mixing flour (such as Wondra), divided
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)
  • 12 ounces frozen mashed potatoes (such as Ore-Ida Steam n' Mash)
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Preparation

  1. 1. Sprinkle chicken with 1/2 teaspoon pepper and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Place 2 tablespoons flour in a shallow dish. Dredge chicken in flour. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil and 1 tablespoon butter to pan; swirl to coat. Add chicken to pan; cook 5 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm.
  2. 2. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add remaining 2 tablespoons flour to pan; cook 30 seconds, stirring occasionally. Add stock to pan; bring to a boil, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Reduce heat; simmer 2 minutes. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon pepper and remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt.
  3. 3. Cook potatoes according to package directions. Combine potatoes, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, remaining 1 tablespoon butter, and milk in a medium bowl; mash to desired consistency. Serve with chicken and gravy. Sprinkle with parsley.
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