Looking for a budget friendly easy meal. Here is one we use in our house.
It will take you 5 minutes to make with only 3 ingredients.
Included as well is a super easy and way healthier gravy recipe.
ROTISSERIE CHICKEN & GRAVY
3-4 LB whole Chicken, washed
2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp pepper
1/2 onion, chopped
3-4 potatoes, diced
6-7 medium carrots, peeled & sliced in half length wise
2-3 garlic cloves
1 Cup chicken broth
Place the washed, whole chicken in crockpot, and add onions, and salt.
Cover and cook on LOW for 10 hrs or on HIGH for 8 hrs.
2-3 hrs prior to the chicken being done, throw in all the chopped up vegetables.
Now comes the gravy…
Once the vegetables are cooked through, place all the dripping from the chicken in a high speed blender (or vitamix), 1/2 Cup – 3/4 Cup of vegetables (the starch from the potatoes will help thicken the gravy), and 1 cup of chicken broth, blend until pureed.
Pour into a saucepan, and bring to a boil. Add salt & pepper if desired, and reduce to simmer until slightly thickened.
*If you find that the gravy is too thin, it means that you need to add a couple more potatoes to the blender to thicken it, or you can use arrowroot powder (gluten free thickener) to thicken it. We haven’t had this issue yet though!
On another note…this is a GREAT opportunity to make bone broth. At the end of dinner, throw the leftover bones etc BACK into the crockpot, fill with water and whatever spices or veggies you want. Cover & set it on low for 18 hrs, as the longer you cook it for, the MORE health benefits to it.
Use it for a batch of Chicken soup the next day OR throw it into the freezer for another time!