I've been a lacto/ovo vegetarian for 30 years, but lately for some reason I've been having a terrible craving for chicken gravy over biscuits like my grandmother used to make when I was a child. I sometimes make chicken meals for my meat eating family and have never been tempted to eat it. I normally make a version of whatever I'm making for them using vegetable broth instead of chicken, but today I made this and loved every bite of it! I doubled the recipe, using homemade chicken broth (a whole Amish chicken poached with onion, celery, carrot and bay leaf). I cooked it exactly as Chef John advised until it smelled like baked pie crust, about 8 minutes over low heat. I added my broth hot since I had just made it, making sure to whisk vigorously as I added it. It was lump free. I did not add cream or milk since it was so good without it. At the end I added sea salt, freshly ground pepper, and onion powder. I added cut up chicken to half of it and served it over buttermilk baking powder biscuits and my family loved it. I had no desire to eat the chicken but I have to admit that I loved the gravy sans chicken and will use this method to make turkey gravy this Thanksgiving. Thank you, Chef John, I can't believe I ate anything with chicken juices in it but it was worth it, just like I remember my grandma's.
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I've been a lacto/ovo vegetarian for 30 years, but lately for some reason I've been having a...