Mom’s Chicken and Gravy

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It’s tradition that nearly every Sunday, we go to my parents’ house for supper.  It’s a great opportunity to see them and and spend time with them and a chance to eat my Mom’s cooking!   Now, I’ve told you before, my Mom cooked three meals a day when I was growing up and she is certainly the best cook I know, so any opportunity to eat her food is a real treat for me. So, last Sunday we get over to Mom and Dad’s house and I barely get in the door when she pulls me into the kitchen and says, “Look what I made!” She lifts the lid off of her electric skillet and revels the most mouth watering, delicious smelling chicken and gravy. My knees almost buckled! She puts put the lid back and and we talk about how long it has been since she made it, which is years I’m positive. Then, with a sheepish grin she says, “…and I took pictures of me making it. I want you to put it on your blog!” Y’all, that just tickled me pink!  She gets such a kick out of your comments when I post one of her recipes, I guess she wanted to get in on the game herself.  And I think that is just about as neat as it gets!

So without further ado, here is Mom’s Chicken and Gravy straight from her kitchen to yours!  Y’all enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds chicken  (Mom uses legs, thighs, and breasts)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 packet onion soup mix
  • 1 packet brown gravy mix

 

Directions

  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper and dredge in flour.
  2. In a large skillet or dutch oven, brown chicken in vegetable oil over medium high heat.  (The chicken will not be done, just browned.)
  3. Place the chicken in a large skillet with a tight fitting lid (Mom uses her electric skillet).  This can also be the same skillet you browned your chicken in, just drain the grease first.
  4. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the gravy mix, onion soup mix, and 3 cups of water.  Pour over chicken, put the lid on, and allow to simmer over low heat for 30 to 45 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  5. That’s all there is to it!  Now how easy was that????

Mom’s Chicken and Gravy

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Mom’s Chicken and Gravy

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds chicken (Mom uses legs, thighs, and breasts)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 packet onion soup mix
  • 1 packet brown gravy mix

Instructions

Season chicken with salt and pepper and dredge in flour.

In a large skillet or dutch oven, brown chicken in vegetable oil over medium high heat. (The chicken will not be done, just browned.)

Place the chicken in a large skillet with a tight fitting lid (Mom uses her electric skillet). This can also be the same skillet you browned your chicken in, just drain the grease first.

In a medium-sized bowl, combine the gravy mix, onion soup mix, and 3 cups of water. Pour over chicken, put the lid on, and allow to simmer over low heat for 30 to 45 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.

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Comments

  1. What a sweet post! Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe! I look forward to making it for my sons and daughter-in-loves for Sunday dinner! Our Sunday dinners are such a joy…one of my favorite traditions!

  2. Thank you for this delicious looking recipe. I am going to try this and know it is gonna be so yummy. My mom used to make chicken and gravy – nothing like this – but this is easier and I am sure will be more delicious than any I have even tasted. We oldsters never cease learning from you youngsters.

  3. Tommajean says:

    My Mom made hers similar, but browned onions with the chicken instead of the onion soup mix, then added chicken broth. She made her gravy from that. I remember her big blue bowl of gravy with biscuits soaking on top, tender, fall-apart chicken, mashed potatoes and veggies for Sunday dinner. Mmmmmmm! Good chicken, good memories.

  4. OK, Stacey MOM, you ROCK !!!!

    I’ve renamed your dish “Easy Chicken and Gravy”…. declared a keeper by 4 guest… great consistency, taste, and REALLY REALLY EASY to make…mmmmmm.

    I have two other similar keepers with truly Southern fried chicken smothered and an easier that that one scratch version… but yours is the bomb – super easy and a super great taste.

    Everyone should try this recipe, you won’t regret it.

    Stacey you are one lucky dude. You should visit your Mom and Dad more often…. call first to see what they are serving.

    • I visit them every chance I get. You can see that having food like this growing is why I look the way I do! I’m am thrilled that you and your guests enjoyed it so much.

  5. That sounds gorgeous and when I get back to cooking proper meals I’m going to try it. Would dumplings go well with it?

  6. Stacey, your Mom rocks!!!! Her food pictures make the recipe justice and right now I wish I had some of that chicken for it looks tempting and too delicous to eat. I can’t wait to make it. I will be going to the store tomorrow to get what I need to make it for dinner on Sunday. What 2 sides did you Mom serve with her chicken dinner? You are so lucky your Mom is still around to spoil you. No wonder you keep the tradition….LOL…

    • I’m trying to remember what the sides were… the chicken was so good I forgot the other stuff. I think she had mashed potatoes and rutabagas and probably some other vegetable. I always love mashed potatoes with this gravy, so that’s a must. Good luck with the recipe!

  7. That is so cool she wants you to share on your blog! My Mom makes the best fried chicken, and I think I’m finally getting the hang of it…:)

  8. It’s only been 12 days since I first prepared this………. yet I’ve HAD TO FIX this dish four times already.

    Excuse me, this is number five.

    Let me tell you….. it’s great substituting pork chops and even better substituting a chuck roast…. just keep adding tiny amounts of water to the gravy and continue simmering until meat is tender. WOW.

    Cardiac Alert: I don’t drain the grease and I make sure to incorporate the entire 1/2 cup of flour…. best gravy ever.

    THANKS!

    • David – I am thrilled that you enjoyed this recipe so much! When I got the comment, I had to call Mom and read it to her. She was ecstatic! Thanks!

  9. Maria Petty says:

    I can’t wait to try your recipe. I am new to your site, saw it listed on Southern Plate. I have a question for you though. Could I brown the chicken, and then put it in a crockpot and then mix the soups and pour it over the chicken and let it finish cooking in the crockpot? I love my crockpot. Thanks for the great recipes!

  10. These photos are making me hungry. I came here via the Southern Plate, and I like what I am seeing. This brings back memories of having dinner at my parents home also. I enjoy reading your stories and recipes. Cant wait to try this recipe!

  11. It was good but I think it would be better with cube steak.

  12. Donna Mashburn says:

    Stacey, what if I use a packet of chicken gravy? I don’t have the brown gravy on hand.

  13. Donna Mashburn says:

    I ended up having to go to the grocery store anyway so I used the brown gravy mix. I’m telling you this is sooo delicious. There is plenty of gravy for the chicken and I made rice and the gravy was delicious over the rice. A keeper for sure.

  14. Sarah Boothe says:

    Thanks to you and your mom for posting this. My mother made the best chicken and gravy, but I never got her recipe. She has been gone 20 years and every once in a while I really crave it. I going to cook this Sunday and think of my mother. Thank again!

    Sarah Boothe

  15. Your Mom needs a big hug for this one. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Cheryl P. says:

    I tried the smothered chicken recipe for my pork chops tonight. Wow, it was awsome. I don’t fry a lot of foods but I love fried porkchops with homemade country gravy and mash potatoes and a veggie but I wanted to do something different. I wasn’t real sure about using the onion soup mix with a packaged brown gravy mix but not any more. I loved it and so did everyone else. I can’t wait to try it with a pot roast and vegetables. This was simple and easy. Thank you and your mother for the recipe.

  17. Debbie Lind says:

    This looks amazing. I cannot wait to try it. It is so cool that your Mom took pictures for your blog! She Rocks! I love alot of your recipes. Keep them coming please

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