Easy Weeknight Baked Chicken with Gravy

Looking for a super easy weeknight dinner? This chicken and gravy is super easy to prepare, smells wonderful while it’s cooking, and tastes like you spent all day on it!

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What’s a “Weeknight” meal?

If you work outside the home and have a family, week nights can get stressful trying to prepare a nutritious AND delicious meal for the family.

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You come home tired, you just want to sit and relax. A “weeknight” meal is quick to prepare, doesn’t take a long time to cook, and is comforting and tastes amazing! This one hits all the those points.

Making the Chicken and Gravy – 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a large casserole dish, add the soups, pepper and paprika.

Stir it all to blend.

Place the chicken on top of the soups. Score the skin, then sprinkle the olive oil over the chicken skin, then top with the salt, a little more pepper and sage.

Bake 45 minutes to an hour. The skin should be golden and crisp and the internal temperature of the meat should be between 180 and 200 degrees.

Remove it from the oven and let it rest about five minutes.

Stir the gravy before serving.

Serve with mashed potatoes or stuffing and your favorite steamed veggie or a salad – voilà! It’s dinner!

Want to make it even easier?

Instead of mashed potatoes or stuffing, place some whole potatoes in the oven at the same time as the chicken, directly on the rack. Cook until they are soft and steamy. Use a steam in the bag frozen vegetable and you have dinner with only one pan to wash.

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5 from 9 votes
Weeknight Baked Chicken and Gravy

Looking for a super easy weeknight dinner? This chicken and gravy is super easy to prepare, smells wonderful while it's cooking, and tastes like you spent all day on it!

Course: Main Course, main dish
Cuisine: American, week night, Weeknight
Keyword: breakfast sausage, chicken, cream of chicken soup, easy, mashed potatoes, mushroom soup, one pan
Servings: 4 servings
Author: HelenFern
Ingredients
  • 6 to 8 large chicken thighs (Use your favorite part of the chicken - adjust cooking time to the pieces - i.e. legs will take much less time than thighs or breasts)
  • 1 10-oz can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 10-oz can cream of chicken soup
  • 10 to 12 turns fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoons dried rubbed sage
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. In a large casserole dish, add the soups, pepper and paprika. Stir it all to blend.

  3. Place the chicken on top of the soups. Score the skin, then sprinkle the olive oil over the chicken skin, then top with the salt and sage.

  4. Bake 45 minutes to an hour. The skin should be golden and crisp and the internal temperature of the meat should be between 180 and 200 degrees.

  5. Remove it from the oven and let it rest about five minutes.

  6. Stir the gravy before serving.

  7. Serve with mashed potatoes or stuffing and your favorite steamed veggie or a salad - voilà! It's dinner!

Recipe Notes

Instead of mashed potatoes or stuffing, place some whole potatoes in the oven at the same time as the chicken, directly on the rack. Cook until they are soft and steamy. Use a steam in the bag frozen vegetable and you have dinner with only one pan to wash. 

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11 Responses to Easy Weeknight Baked Chicken with Gravy

  1. DK says:

    5 stars
    Love this rich and hearty dish! The gravy is so flavorful!

  2. Angela says:

    5 stars
    I love how crispy the skin gets. Delicious!

  3. Nicole says:

    5 stars
    This looks so creamy and yummy. Great comfort food!

  4. Nicole says:

    Easy and sooo creamy. Using chicken thighs makes this a hit!

  5. Nicole says:

    Love the fact this is so easy. Using chicken thighs makes this a hit!

  6. Liz says:

    5 stars
    Such a yummy recipe! It’s perfect comfort food and my family loved it!

  7. Amy Liu Dong says:

    5 stars
    Wow! This looks amazingly delicious! The creamy sauce makes this dish so enticing and very tempting! Loved it!

  8. Elizabeth says:

    5 stars
    So easy and great for those nights where I’m in a pinch. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Lisa says:

    5 stars
    It looks like a great dinner.

  10. Leslie says:

    5 stars
    This Baked Chicken and Gravy recipe is delightful!

  11. 5 stars
    A lovely and saucy dish.
    Thanks so much for participating and sharing at SSPS 302. See you again next week!

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