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skillet with chicken and gravy and wooden spoon on white marble counter

Skillet Chicken and Gravy

  • Author: Jen
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


This skillet chicken and gravy is a one pan, buttery, moist, full of flavor chicken, slathered in a delicious gravy to make the perfect comfort meal.


  • 1.5 lbs chicken breast
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cloves of garlic (approx. 4 teaspoons)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 12 tablespoons arrowroot starch


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Dice garlic cloves and set aside. You should have approximately 4 teaspoons.
  3. Add salt, pepper, onion powder and parsley to a plate and mix until combined. Set aside.
  4. If using whole chicken breasts, chop chicken into desired chunks, about 2-3 ounces. Or if you have chicken breasts already cut to tenders sizes, those work great too.
  5. Add the chopped chicken to the plate of seasoning and mix to coat.
  6. Heat ghee in cast iron skillet on medium high, add seasoned chicken and top chicken with chopped garlic.
  7. Brown each side of chicken for about 3-4 minutes.
  8. Pour lemon juice and broth mixture into skillet.
  9. Bake uncovered for 10-13 minutes or until a meat thermometer inside chicken reads 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  10. Once cooked, remove skillet of chicken from oven and place back onto stove top. Turn the skillet on medium heat. The liquid should start to boil pretty quickly.
  11. Scoop approximately 1 tablespoon of boiling liquid out and place into a heat safe container and top with arrowroot starch. Whisk mixture quickly until dissolved to make a slurry.
  12. Pour broth/arrowroot mixture into liquid chicken in skillet and stir well to combine.
  13. If the gravy still isn’t thick enough, make another slurry using 1 tablespoon hot liquid mixed with 1 tablespoon arrowroot starch and stir back into mixture.
  14. Turn heat off and let sit approximately 5 minutes to thicken.
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: stove top / oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 293
  • Sugar: 0.4g
  • Sodium: 695mg
  • Fat: 11g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.2g
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Protein: 40.9g
  • Cholesterol: 139.4mg

Keywords: chicken and gravy, paleo chicken and gravy, skillet chicken