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Tonight's dinner mission was to have some good ole comfort food - shredded chicken w/homemade gravy over mashed potatoes with southern fried corn and green beans.  Doesn't get much better than this.  I got this idea from my friend, Julie, who told me she was going to make this one night last week and I thought man that sounds good.  After a little explanation I knew what to do and decided to give it a go myself.  This was a big hit at our house last night (Thanks Jules!).

Here's what you'll need

Shredded chicken w/homemade gravy
2 large chicken breasts
2 14.5 oz cans reduced fat/low sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup cold water
Salt
Pepper
1/2 tsp poultry seasoning (optional)

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Place chicken broth and chicken breast in large stock pot.  Bring to a boil and simmer for an hour until chicken is cooked thoroughly. 

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Once chicken once it is cooked, shred and set aside.  Reserve stock to make gravy.

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In a small bowl, combine water and flour.

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Whisk together until smooth and no lumps have formed.

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Add flour mixture to chicken broth.  Season with salt, pepper, and poultry seasoning.  Bring to boil and simmer until gravy is thickened.

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Top mashed potatoes with chicken and pour gravy on top.  Serve with your favorite side dishes.  Last night we had green beans and southern fried corn (below).

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You can find my Green Bean recipe here.

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MISSION: SUCCESSFUL!

Mark Sowers
2/17/2014

This was disgusting. I just made this today and it tasted like pure flour and goo. I've made rue's before with milk but never just water. It completely ruined my lunch when I was having 3 family members over. We were all very disappointed.

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Mariah
2/19/2014

If you made it without milk and it turned out bad, you did something wrong. I make most if my dishes dairy free and they are amazing. I suggest more practice in the kitchen, or turn it over to someone with more cooking experience.

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Amanda H
7/15/2014

Thanks for the recipe! It was yummy! I did make a few changes: I toasted the flour, added 1/4 cup butter, used milk, and I used one carton broth with two cooked chicken breasts. Ok, I changed it a lot, but your proportions are perfect for just the right sauce!!

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