Roasted Chicken with Brown Gravy
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme or rosemary, crushed
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3-1/2 to 4 pounds)
- 3 bacon strips
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1/4 cup cold water
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- Combine thyme or rosemary, salt, pepper and paprika; rub on outside of chicken and in cavity. Place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Arrange bacon strips over breast portion of chicken. Bake, uncovered, at 450° for 15 minutes. Add broth to pan; baste chicken with broth. Reduce heat to 350°. Bake, basting several times, until juices run clear, 1-1/4 hours. Remove chicken and keep warm. Place pan juices in saucepan; skim off excess fat. Combine water and flour; stir into juices. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir until thickened, 1 minute. If desired, crumble bacon into gravy. Serve gravy with chicken.
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Nutrition Facts4 ounces cooked chicken with 1/4 cup gravy: 360 calories, 23g fat (7g saturated fat), 110mg cholesterol, 701mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 34g protein.
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Jan 9, 2019
Used two HUGE chicken breasts and adjusted the cook time accordingly. Never made chicken gravy with beef broth, but I really liked it! Will make this again.
Mar 3, 2014
Very good, and I like that it doesn't have tons of ingredients. I used both crushed rosemary and thyme. I too used 4 strips of bacon, but mine came out burnt, so I would recommend using thick-cut bacon next time. My family liked this, and I would make it again.
Dec 9, 2013
Made this for company. Absolutely delicious. Used 4 slices of bacon as had it frozen in 2's. Only other change i made was to use bit more flour & water to make gravy. Will make again.
Jan 2, 2011
I don't really care to cook/bake chicken but this recipe sounded great. I made it and absolutly loved it. My husband and 3 year old daugher also loved it.