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!
- 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
- 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.
- That’s all there is to it! Now how easy was that????