In this video I will show you how to make real southern smothered chicken and gravy from scratch. This is an old school southern chicken and gravy recipe.
1 chicken cut up with or without bones
All purpose flour or Self rising flour
One whole onion chopped
One bell pepper chopped
Vegetable oil for frying chicken
Creole seasoning ( optional)
Complete seasoning by Badia
Season chicken and flour to your liking.
Heat cooking oil to 350
Use 1inch of oil in skillet for frying chicken. Fry chicken on each side for 3 to 4 minutes for up to 16 minutes. Turn every three to four minutes so as not to burn your chicken. Pour excess oil out of skillet leaving the pan drippings and only about 4 tablespoons of oil. Add onions and bell pepper to sauté. Then add about 5 tablespoons of flour and stir constantly until the flour cooks a light color brown. This can take about 4 minutes. Then add about 5 cups of chicken broth to flour make sure your cooking temp is low heat. Allow to simmer a few minutes adjust the desired thickness of you gravy with more broth or water. Please add more black pepper to taste. Then place chicken in skillet and cover on top of stove or bake in oven for about 35 minutes to 45 minutes.