This is one of my favorite recipes and one I keep as a "go to" because it is just so darn good and so easy. This recipe belonged to my good friend, Patti's mother and it is really one of my favorites.
My two children went to Catholic school all the way through eighth grade and one year we put a school cookbook together as a fundraiser. I have to say that all the recipes I have tried that were submitted by my friend's mother are amazing, and I can only imagine how wonderful of a cook she was. This one is one of my favorites. Be sure to read the end of this post as how I use this same recipe in different ways....it is a keeper!
You will need:
1 onion chopped
2 to 3 lbs, chicken pieces
2 to 3 cups water
1 1/2 Tablespoon chili powder ( sometimes I use a bit more, personal preference)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper, to taste
4 Tablespoons flour
*1 Tablespoon curry powder (optional, not in original recipe, but I add this to mine)
Saute onion and chicken pieces in a small amount of oil on medium heat.
Saute until the chicken starts to brown and the onions are looking clear, takes about 4-5 minutes tops. ( you will see that I always use an electric skillet for this dish, it is just my way of doing it, but stove top is fine too)
Cover with water and add the seasonings. Stir well. simmer on low.
Cook until chicken is done. I let mine simmer about 20 to 30 minutes.
Mix flour with approximately 1/4 cup of water until smooth. Add to the chicken to thicken the gravy. Let simmer a couple of minutes until it thickens.
You can use all chicken breast instead of the chicken pieces. Also, if you have left over fried chicken and you have folks at your house that does not like leftovers...ahem....well, use this same recipe. You would saute the onions first, add the left over fried chicken and follow the rest of the recipe, of course the cook time is not as long because the chicken is already done. Just simmer in the spices for flavor for about 20 minutes....it turns a few pieces of left over chicken into a whole new meal. Now, if you use left over fried chicken...please keep in mind the nutritional information above will certainly not be the same!! I have to get creative around here because I have a husband that is not too keen on leftovers at all! This is why this recipe is one of my "go-to" recipes!! It is really good, really easy....and I just love it!!