Today I want to start with a simple Roast Chicken. I know, I've heard all the screams about handling raw Chicken. Be brave and just wash your hands real well after handling it. Ready??
Simple Tasty Roast Chicken - Oven 350
- 1 Whole Chicken about 3 or 4 pounds
Now the innards...Open the pouch they are in and place in a sauce pan of cold water. Sprinkle Garlic and Onion Salt in the water and bring to a boil. It will boil over if you don't watch it. Turn down and cook on low with a lid. Sometime during the cooking of the Chicken [about 30 minutes in] Add a little of the water from the pan on the stove. This will keep the chicken juices from burning on the bottom. You will know when the Chicken is done when there will be no red juices coming from it and also the thigh will be soft to the touch. [just pinch it a little.]
Remove Chicken from pan to a plate and cover with foil for a few moments so it won't be dry.[and it won't be] Strain the water left in the innards on the stove and add to the pan you cooked the Chicken in. In a bowl, make a thickening of flour and water. I start with about a half cup flour and enough water to make a thick pourable liquid. Use a whisk to get the lumps out. SLOWLY add this thickening to the liquid in the pan, stirring constantly. Turn the burner on medium when you do this. Depending on how thick you want this gravy will depend on how much thickening you add. Taste it and add pepper or whatever you like. If it's not thick enough take it off the heat and add more thickening to it. Put back on the heat , stirring constantly and bring to a boil so the flour cooks. If the gravy is lumpy strain it through a sieve. Who will know? You will get the hang of it. Be positive.
If you have any questions please ask. I hope you like this Real Comfort food from my Aunt Marie.