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Southern style Smothered Chicken Tenders and Pan Gravy

Easy Smothered Chicken Tenders and Pan Gravy

Course Chicken, Main Course, Poultry
Cuisine American
Keyword breaded-chicken-tenders, easy-smothered-chicken-tenders-pan-gravy, fried-chicken-tenders
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 537kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 2 lb chicken tenders
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon rotisserie chicken seasoning or poultry magic
  • ½ teaspoon dry tarragon OR 1 teaspoon fresh
  • ½ teaspoon seasoned salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon dry Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • olive oil plus 1 tablespoon butter
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms optional
  • 1 medium onion sliced into thin wedges
  • 2 cup milk or half & half


  • Sift together the flour, chicken seasoning, tarragon, seasoned salt, garlic powder, onion powder, dried Italian seasoning and black pepper. Reserve ¼ cup and set aside.
  • Pat dry chicken tenders with paper towel. Dredge chicken on all sides in the seasoned flour.
  • Heat a few drizzles of olive oil in a large 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the tenders for 2 minutes per side or until the juices run clear. Remove to a platter and keep warm.
  • Add a few drizzles of olive oil and tablespoon of butter to the pan. Cook sliced mushrooms and onions. for 5-7 minutes until softened and browned. Scrape any brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Season with salt and black pepper to your taste.
  • Sprinkle the reserved ¼ seasoned flour over the cooked mushrooms and onions, Stir until all liquid is absorbed.
  • Whisk in the the milk. Bring to a simmer stirring constantly and cook until thickened. Lower the heat and allow to bubble gently for 5 minutes.
  • Pour over the chicken pieces and serve.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 537kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 57g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 157mg | Sodium: 612mg | Potassium: 1275mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 294IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 175mg | Iron: 3mg