When my brother and I were growing up, it was a lot of chicken and yellow rice, chicken and dumplings or simply oven-baked chicken. We would have some sort of chicken dish at least 2-3 times per week. Not complaining! I love chicken and I reckon my mom did too. One of our favorites was what my mom called, “rice and chicken gravy.” A savory mix of tender pieces of chicken and peppery gravy over white rice. My mom would sometimes add cream of chicken soup and mushrooms to “soup” it up a bit (pun intended). For this recipe, I wanted to keep it OG and, of course, yum-diggity (no doubt). Ok, I will stop that. Now let’s hop on this gravy train and get to going.
Savory Chicken & Onion Gravy Over Rice
1 cup of cooked white rice
2 chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces
1 small yellow onion, chopped
2-3 cloves of minced garlic
1 1/2 cups of chicken broth
2-3 tablespoons of butter
1-2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
Salt and pepper as needed
Like many great recipes, this one starts off with butter. Melt it down in a pan and add in the cut up chicken. I seasoned mine simply with salt, pepper and minced garlic.
While that is cooking, bring one cup of white rice and two cups of water to a boil in a pot. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
Next, add in the chopped onions. Saute until the chicken and onions are cooked all the way through. Then remove from the pan.
Now it’s gravy time! Take a tablespoon or two of flour into a bowl and mix in a bit of the chicken broth until smooth. Pour this mixture into the pan, scraping to remove all the delicious stuck-on chicken pieces.
Slowly stir in the rest of the chicken broth and bring to a boil for 2-3 minutes, stirring often. Then reduce the gravy to a simmer until it reaches the desired consistency. If you wanna spice up your life, add in a bit of Cajun or Creole seasoning baby G! I used about 1/2 a teaspoon of Tony Chachere’s.
Add the chicken and onions back into the pan and let the flavors marry together for a minute or two. Add more salt and pepper as needed. Finally, turn off the heat and let the gravy cool for a bit longer.
Rich, flavorful and perfect over some white rice! Not to mention #thick
Give it a stir and a hallelujah!