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Smothered Chicken and Gravy | Low Carb and Keto-Friendly

8 10 7
WW Freestyle: 8
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Smothered Chicken and Gravy is a busy cook’s dream come true! Made with juicy chicken, this quick-fix dinner with creamy gravy tastes like it came from your favorite restaurant!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 348


  • Stove


For the Chicken

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded to 1/2-inch thickness
  • ¾ teaspoon seasoning salt, or to taste (I use Lawry's)
  • ½ teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil, or olive oil

For the Gravy

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • teaspoon salt
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tablespoon chopped fresh herbs, Use rosemary, thyme, or whatever you like, or have on hand. For dried herbs, use 1 teaspoon.
  • ¾ cup low sodium chicken broth
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  • Pat dry the chicken breasts with paper towels, then season chicken breasts with seasoning salt, paprika, and pepper.
  • Heat oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat until butter is melted.
  • Add chicken to skillet and sear for 5 to 7 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through.
    Chicken is cooked through when internal temperature reaches 165˚F. Please use an Instant Read Meat Thermometer for accuracy. The thicker the chicken, the longer it will take to cook. If skillet isn't big enough, cook the chicken in batches.
  • Transfer cooked chicken to a plate and keep covered.
  • Return skillet to heat and add a tablespoon of butter; melt over medium heat.
  • Stir in sliced onions and add a pinch of salt. Cook onions for 10 to 12 minutes, or until very soft and caramelized, stirring frequently.
  • Add garlic and fresh herbs; continue to cook for 30 seconds.
  • Pour in chicken broth, and using a wooden spoon, scrape up the browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
  • Whisk in the heavy cream and simmer for 1 minute.
  • Return chicken and all the chicken juices to the skillet.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook for 2 to 3 more minutes, or until chicken is heated through and sauce has thickened.
    At this point, you can also add a slice of cheese on top of each chicken breast and cook until melted.
  • Remove skillet from heat; garnish chicken with parsley and serve with the onions and gravy.


  • NET CARBS: 4 g
  • WW POINTS: To lower your points, use Half & Half instead of heavy cream, and replace the butter with more avocado oil/olive oil.
  • With above adjustments:
    • Blue: 6
    • Green: 8
    • Purple: 7
Nutrition Facts
Smothered Chicken and Gravy | Low Carb and Keto-Friendly
Amount Per Serving (7 ounces)
Calories 348 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 116mg39%
Sodium 662mg28%
Potassium 541mg15%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 640IU13%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keywords: chicken and gravy, easy chicken dinner, smothered chicken