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How to Make Texas Roadhouse Smothered Chicken Recipe

Texas Roadhouse Smothered Chicken Recipe

Texas Roadhouse smothered chicken is one of the most popular recipes at the Texas Roadhouse restaurant chain. The dish is comprised of juicy and tender chicken breasts that are smothered in a rich gravy made with flavorful ingredients.
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Author: Lori Walker, MS, RD
Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 866kcal



  • 1 large chicken breast
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter plus extra if needed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons Monterey Jack cheese shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt such as Lawry’s
  • 1/2 medium onion cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/4 pound button mushrooms sliced


  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Season the chicken breast with seasoned salt and black pepper on both sides.
  • In a skillet over medium-high heat, melt the 1/2 tablespoon of butter. Add the seasoned chicken breast and cook until browned on both sides and cooked through. This usually takes about 4-5 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the chicken breast. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set it aside.
  • In the same skillet, add a bit more butter if needed. Add the sliced onions and a pinch of salt. Cook until the onions are softened and golden brown.
  • Add the sliced mushrooms to the skillet and cook until they are tender.
  • Place the cooked chicken breast back into the skillet with the onions and mushrooms.
  • Sprinkle the shredded Monterey Jack cheese over the chicken and vegetable mixture.
  • Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for about 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Remove from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.


  • For a richer gravy, substitute half of the chicken broth with heavy cream or half-and-half.
  • If you like a little heat, add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the gravy.
  • To keep the chicken breasts from drying out, use a thermometer to check for doneness. The internal temperature should be at least 165°F.
  • Make the gravy in advance and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • For a gluten-free option, use a gluten-free all-purpose flour blend.
  • To make the gravy ahead of time, let it cool completely before transferring to an airtight container and storing in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


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