Chicken Breasts with Chipotle Green Onion Gravy

Chicken Breasts with Chipotle Green Onion Gravy

Chef John 21688

"This delicious chicken recipe includes a simple exercise in pan gravy perfection. If I only had one day to teach someone how to cook, you better believe this archetypal sauce recipe would be one of the first things I'd demonstrate."


20 m servings 333 cals
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Original recipe yields 2 servings



  • Calories:
  • 333 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 22.2 g
  • 34%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.1g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 28.3 g
  • 57%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 104 mg
  • 35%
  • Sodium:
  • 188 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place chicken breast halves between two sheets of heavy plastic (resealable freezer bags work well) on a solid, level surface. Firmly pound chicken with the smooth side of a meat mallet to a thickness of 1/2-inch. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet on high heat until it begins to shimmer, about 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium; cook chicken breasts until browned and no longer pink inside, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer cooked chicken to a warm plate and loosely cover with aluminum foil.
  3. Melt butter in the skillet; stir in flour and cook for about 2 minutes. Stir in chicken broth, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan; cook and stir until gravy begins to simmer and thicken, 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in green onions and chipotle chile powder.
  5. Return chicken breasts to the skillet and cook until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • May substitute chicken stock for chicken broth. For thinner gravy, add more broth or stock.
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  1. 163 Ratings


I was looking for something different to do with my chicken breasts and this recipe was on the front page including a video on how to prepare. So easy and tasty and a big hit with the family! ...

Awesomely delicious and easy prep. I didn't change a single thing. Just wish I had increased the servings. Next time is a sure thing.. great recipe, serious keeper and a repeater at my house, ...

This was awesome and super easy! The only change I made was to scale this to 6 servings and used vegetable broth instead of chicken.

This is an amazing recipe! Easy and so very flavorful. I've made it several times and it's always perfect. I read a review about this being bland, that couldn't be further from the truth. You a...

I could not find chipotle chile powder so I used cajun seasoning. Put a bit on the chicken too. Gravy was so good. Watch the video if you are not a gravy expert and you will master it!! I al...

YUMMY! This is definitely a must try for anyone, very easy to make. I doubled the entire recipe (except the butter, because that adds too much fat) I used 25% less sodium chicken broth and just...

2.5 stars. While this recipe was very simple and quick to make, it lacked depth and complexity of flavor. Wasn't really spicy, wasn't really anything. We found it bland and unexciting. It wa...

As I have begun to learn to cook in order to reduce my monthly expenses while still eating well, I found this recipe more than anything else really helped me grasp the process of cooking in a pa...

Yeah, this was good! Browning the chicken really added to it. I liked dark meat, and left the bone in. O, and I replaced the chipotle powder with chipotle in adobo sauce, minced. awesome!