Chicken, Gravy, and Broccoli

Once you make the gravy for this, it’s totally easy! The gravy is technically easy, it just takes time to cook down.

IMG_2683

The gravy really tastes so good that I could eat it with a spoon by itself. Yes, it’s THAT good. This gravy would be awesome on any vegetable as well.  I really have to force myself to eat veggies sometimes, so this really works for me. I made a large batch of chicken so that we have plenty for leftovers.

If you want a darker gravy, you can brown the onions. You could also make this with a beef broth as opposed to chicken broth.

Paleo Gravy:

Yields about 2 cups

Ingredients:

  •  ½ cup turkey, chicken or duck fat
  • 2 large yellow onions, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 cups turkey or chicken stock or broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon minced sage
  • 1 tablespoon butter (or ghee), preferably from grass fed cows
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
  • unrefined sea salt

Method:

  1. Turn stove heat on medium high.
  2. Melt ½ cup fat skimmed from your chicken or turkey stock (you can also use duck fat or lard) in a wide heavy bottomed sauté pan.
  3. When fat is shimmering, add onions
  4. Heat onions for 30-35 minutes, keeping watch and stirring occasionally, until they are soft and golden.
  5. Add 2 pinches of salt and stir.
  6. Add 3 cups homemade chicken or turkey broth and bay leaves.
  7. Simmer broth to reduce by ⅔. This will take approx. 45 minutes – 1 hour.
  8. Stir occasionally taking care to scrape and mix in the golden brown bits from the bottom and sides of pan.
  9. Turn off heat and remove bay leaves.
  10. Add minced sage, pepper, butter and salt to taste.
  11. Use a blender or immersion blender to bring gravy to a velvety consistency.
  12. At this point, test the thickness of your gravy. If you like the consistency for your purposes, salt and pepper to taste and serve.
    OR   If you want thicker gravy, pour it back into your pan and continue to cook down with occasional stirring.
    OR   If you want thinner gravy, add more bone broth (1 tablespoon at a time) until you reach the desired consistency.
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s