Herb Smothered Chicken

I don’t cook a whole chicken very often… I’m not sure why as it is such an efficient and cost effective way to feed a family…. But when I found an organic, pasture raised chicken at my health food store last week, I was inspired to come up with a simple, healthy way to prepare it. And I was thrilled when my 7 year old who was practically licking her plate, asked “Mommy, pleeeaaase put this in my lunchbox tomorrow!”

I hope you’ll enjoy this simple dish as much as she did.

Bon appétit!

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Herb Smothered Chicken
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A simple, healthy meal in a pot -- The chicken is cooked to perfection, remaining tender and succulent, and gently flavored with a generous amount of fresh herbs.
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: French
Serves: 6 to 8
  • 1 whole chicken - organic and pasture raised is what I use
  • 1 large onion - coarsely sliced
  • 5-6 cloves garlic - crushed
  • 16 oz tomatoes
  • 8 oz mushrooms
  • ½ cup to 1 cup organic chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons dried "herbes the Provence" or fresh oregano, thyme, rosemary and basil
  1. Heat a large Dutch oven on high heat.
  2. Clean chicken and pat dry.
  3. Place chicken in hot Dutch oven and brown on all sides.
  4. Cut tomatoes into chunks. Slice mushrooms.
  5. Add onion, garlic, tomatoes and mushrooms and sauté for 1 or 2 minutes.
  6. Reduce heat, add chicken broth and herbs/ Cover and simmer until chicken is fully cooked. You may want to turn chicken once or twice during cooking and stir veggies so they don't stick.
When using dried herbs, crush them between your fingers before adding to the pot to release their full flavor.
If you are using fresh herbs, use a generous amount, crushed or coarsely chopped. "Herbes the Provence" are a mixture of thyme, oregano, rosemary and basil.



About Valerie 

Valerie Remy-Milora is the mother of 3 amazing girls, an author, public speaker, coach and founder of Scrumptious Moms. She is passionate about empowering moms to embrace self care and live a vibrant, joyful life with their loved ones. A health and fitness nut, she is an advocate for chemical-free living, real food and GMO labeling. She believes in the sanctity of life from conception to natural death.

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  1. This recipe for chicken is amazing I will surly try this

  2. BILL HOFF says:

    We are always looking for new ways to prepare chicken…thanks

  3. This sounds tasty. I love using fresh herbs, when possible to cook with. It really adds a lot of flavor.

  4. the Herb Smothered Chicken looks good. will have to try this..thanks for sharing

  5. Good recipe. Fresh herbs are always better. My family likes chicken. Thanks for the recipe

  6. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    This sounds so good. This is going to be our meal one night next week. It will be a nice change. Thank you so much for sharing

  7. This sounds amazing! Perfect for fall. I can almost smell it too!

  8. looks delish


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