Smothered Chicken and Gravy

Smothered Chicken and Gravy

Here's a real southern specialty. Just add some warm-from-the-oven biscuits and smother your family with a large platter of seconds.

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tablespoons vegetable oil
3- to 3 1/2-pound cut-up broiler-fryer chicken
teaspoon salt
teaspoon pepper
medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces
cup Gold MedalĀ® all-purpose flour
cup soy sauce
3 1/2
cups hot water
teaspoon onion powder
  1. In deep 12-inch skillet, heat oil over low heat 5 minutes. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper; place in hot skillet. Cover chicken with yellow and green onions. Increase heat to medium. Cook 10 minutes; turn chicken. Cook 10 minutes longer or until golden. Reduce heat to low; cook 5 minutes longer. Turn; cook 5 minutes. Remove chicken from skillet. Place in large pot or Dutch oven; set aside.
  2. Continue heating skillet over low heat. In medium bowl, stir flour, soy sauce, 2 cups of the hot water and the onion powder with wire whisk or fork until smooth.
  3. In hot skillet, cook flour mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly with wire whisk or fork, until mixture boils and thickens. Gradually stir in remaining 1 1/2 cups hot water until smooth.
  4. Pour gravy over chicken in large pot. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally. (Gravy may stick to pot.)
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Health Twist
Watching your salt intake? To reduce some of the salt in this dish, use reduced-sodium soy sauce.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 505
    • (Calories from Fat 245),
  • Total Fat 27g
    • (Saturated Fat 7g,),
  • Cholesterol 130mg;
  • Sodium 1780mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 22g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
  • Protein 44g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 6 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.