Smothered Chicken with Carrots and Celery (Quick & Easy)

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 This is a semi-homemade recipe. It is very quick and easy! This is also a great recipe if you’re trying to figure out what to do with that leftover fried chicken! I have done this recipe for years and If you don’t have leftover fried chicken I would even recommend store-bought fried chicken for this recipe! To smother it, I just use some really delicious chicken broth, carrots, and celery. I love having it over rice, but try mashed potatoes if you like!

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THE CHICKEN JUST BREAKS APART, IT IS SO TENDER AND JUICY!

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Cook time: It takes about 30 minutes to cook the chicken down. Prep: 5 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

  • Fried chicken
  • Baby carrots
  • Celery diced (about 4 or 5 stalks)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Long grain white rice
  • Chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons of salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of crushed red pepper (if you like spice)

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DIRECTIONS: Drizzle olive oil in a skillet and saute carrots and celery for 5 minutes. Season veggies to your liking. I use a little crushed red pepper for heat and about 2 teaspoons of sea salt and cracked black pepper.

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Add chicken to the pan. Then pour in chicken broth until chicken is halfway covered.

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Submerge chicken and allow to cook on medium heat. Cover for 30 minutes but make sure to keep checking to make sure your broth has not cooked out.

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The skin will begin to soften. Continue cooking until chicken and vegetables are very tender and happy and ENJOY! Simple and easy! Have with rice or mashed potatoes.

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