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chicken and tomato gravy

(10 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Kathy Sterling
Cypress, TX

I have fond memories of going on vacation with my grandparents in their travel trailer. Every day we stopped at a campground and my grandmother cooked dinner. I remember her making something like this though I never had her exact recipe. I have experimented with this recipe until I felt it was close to her's or at least until it tasted as I remembered. Hope you and your family enjoy it also.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Delicious and budget-friendly, this is one of those old-fashioned recipes that Grandma used to make. Cooking the chicken low and slow is key here. Once it has simmered for a few hours, the chicken thighs are tender and falling off the bone. On top is a tomato gravy that's thick and full of flavor. This comforting dinner is delicious over steamed rice.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(10 ratings)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 2 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For chicken and tomato gravy

  • 6
    chicken thighs (you can use any chicken pieces you would like)
  • 1/4 c
    cooking oil
  • 1 can
    stewed tomatoes with onions and peppers (15 oz)
  • 1 can
    tomato paste (6 oz)
  • 1 can
    tomato sauce (15 oz)
  • 1 md
    yellow onions, diced
  • 1 md
    green peppers, diced
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic, chopped fine
  • 1 Tbsp
    oregano, dried
  • 1 Tbsp
    salt & pepper, or to taste
  • 3 - 4 c

How To Make chicken and tomato gravy

  • Skin removed from the chicken and seasoned with salt and pepper.
    Remove skin from chicken and season with salt and pepper.
  • Browning chicken in a Dutch oven.
    In a large Dutch oven pot, brown chicken in cooking oil until light brown. Drain off most of the excess fat.
  • Remaining ingredients added to the Dutch oven.
    Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
  • Water added to the Dutch oven.
    Lower heat and simmer on low for 1 to 2 hours adding water as needed to keep it from sticking. It should be a medium consistency.
  • Ingredients simmering until the chicken is cooked.
    Cook until chicken is done and falls off the bone; about 1 hour. Serve hot over steamed rice. Enjoy!