from: my mom
- 1/2 an onion, diced
- 1/3 cup of butter
- 1/3 cup of flour
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup milk
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup or more of peas and corn (or whatever your preference may be)
- 2 cups chicken (or turkey) torn up into bite size pieces (precooked!)
- Melt butter over medium heat. When butter is melted, add onions and saute until translucent.
- Sprinkle flour over this mixture once onions are ready. Whisk until all of the flour is absorbed. Cook this mixture and stir very often for about 3-5 minutes. You want to make sure that you cook it long enough to get all of the raw flour flavor out.
- Whisk in milk and broth. You will want to whisk it good, or there might be lumps!
- Stir often over medium heat until the mixture starts to bubble. You will also notice that the gravy will begin to thicken at this point, like magic!
- When it gets pretty thick (like it would coat the back of a spoon), turn the heat to low. Now, add the peas and corn (frozen still is fine, that's why the heat is still on!) and chicken.
- Finally, add salt and pepper to taste. Don't add too much salt without tasting it because broth can be kind of salty!
- Pour over your favorite mashed potatoes on each individual plate (homemade or boxed, I won't tell!), but don't combine it all until you are ready to eat, it might get a little soupy.
- Leftovers are super good :)