Amazing! The lemon mashed potatoes are great with the gravy and chicken, but are a bit much on their own. I have made this many times and it is always enjoyed!
Smothered Chicken With Lemon Mashed Potatoes
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- 4 skinned and boned chicken breasts
- 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
- 1/2 cup Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs
- 1 (8-ounce) package sliced fresh mushrooms
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 18 to 20 garlic cloves, crushed
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- Lemon Mashed Potatoes
- 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided
- 1 (14-ounce) can chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup water
- Place chicken between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; flatten to 1/4-inch thickness, using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Sprinkle both sides of chicken evenly with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Dredge in breadcrumbs. Set aside.
- Sauté mushrooms in 1 teaspoon hot oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 8 minutes or until edges are browned. Remove from skillet. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; set aside.
- Sauté garlic in 1 tablespoon hot oil over medium heat 5 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned and soft. Remove from skillet, and mash lightly with a fork or potato masher; set aside.
- Prepare Lemon Mashed Potatoes, and keep warm.
- Melt 1 tablespoon butter with 1/2 tablespoon oil in skillet over medium heat; add 2 chicken breasts, and cook 4 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken to a wire rack in a jellyroll pan. Keep chicken warm in oven at 225°. Repeat with remaining butter, oil, and chicken.
- Stir chicken broth and next 3 ingredients into skillet, and cook 2 minutes, stirring to loosen particles from bottom of skillet. Stir in sautéed mushrooms and garlic.
- Stir together 3 tablespoons flour and 1/4 cup water; whisk into broth mixture over medium-high heat. Cook 3 minutes, whisking constantly, or until thickened. Serve with chicken and Lemon Mashed Potatoes.
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