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Savory Chicken & Onion Gravy Over Rice

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

  • Servings: 3-4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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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

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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.

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Next, add in the chopped onions. Saute until the chicken and onions are cooked all the way through. Then remove from the pan.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Rich, flavorful and perfect over some white rice! Not to mention #thick

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Give it a stir and a hallelujah!

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Get a forkful of this and Happy Hump Day betches.

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5 thoughts on “Savory Chicken & Onion Gravy Over Rice

  1. That looks so delicious. My grandmother made something similar though being from New Mexico, she would always put in some green chile. Good stuff! I hope you’re hanging in there in the loss of sweet little Po. You have been in my thoughts and I’ve been sending you good vibes and prayers.

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      1. Oh my goodness I am so sorry. Another Blogger that I follow who has a pug had posted recently that her pug had passed away and I think I got you to mix up in my head. I am so sorry. I’m glad sweet Po is doing well and yes your recipe does look delicious.

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