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.

  • Prep Time 55 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 55 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

2
tablespoons vegetable oil
3- to 3 1/2-pound cut-up broiler-fryer chicken
3/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1/2
medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
3
green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces
3/4
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/3
cup soy sauce
3 1/2
cups hot water
1
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.)

Expert Tips

Watching your salt intake? To reduce some of the salt in this dish, use reduced-sodium soy sauce.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
505
(
Calories from Fat
245),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27g
27%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
),
Cholesterol
130mg
130%;
Sodium
1780mg
1780%;
Total Carbohydrate
22g
22%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
44g
44%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
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.