Homemade chicken and gravy (Ninja Foodi PossibleCooker PRO)

Calling all comfort food fans! Are you ready to embark on a flavor journey where convenience meets magic? In this blog post, we’re teaming up with the wonder that is the Ninja Foodi PossibleCooker PRO to whip up a homemade chicken and gravy that’ll warm your belly and win over your taste buds. No fancy footwork is required, just simple ingredients and some friendly guidance to transform your kitchen into a haven of deliciousness. Buckle up, grab your whisks, and get ready to create an effortless and oh-so-satisfying chicken and gravy masterpiece. Let’s unlock the secrets together! Ready, set, simmer!

Ingredients for chicken and rice

Chicken and gravy ingredients.

Chicken breast. For this recipe, we’ll use boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Their mild flavor acts like a blank canvas, readily soaking up the deliciousness of our seasonings and gravy!

Garlic. Save time in the kitchen without compromising taste! Granulated garlic adds its signature zing without extra chopping or peeling. Feel free to substitute fresh garlic or powder if you prefer.

Thyme. Thyme is known for its versatile herbal flavor, balancing earthiness and a hint of citrus. Dried thyme, when added to the recipe, imparts a layer of complexity that complements the savory notes of the chicken and the richness of the gravy.

Pepper. The aromatic properties of black pepper contribute to the overall sensory experience of the dish. Its enticing aroma can stimulate the appetite and make the meal more enjoyable.

Salt. Salt is a fundamental seasoning that enhances the natural flavors of the chicken and other ingredients in the dish. It acts as a flavor amplifier, making the savory elements more pronounced and balanced.

Oregano. Oregano is a staple herb in Mediterranean cuisine, and incorporating it can infuse a hint of that regional flair into your chicken and gravy. This can provide a departure from more traditional flavor profiles, offering a creative twist to your dish.

Cajun seasoning. Cajun seasoning is a pre-mixed blend, saving you the time and effort of measuring and combining individual spices. This convenience makes it an easy and efficient way to infuse your chicken and gravy with bold flavors.

Chicken stock. Chicken stock or broth is rich in chicken flavor, and using it as the base for your gravy intensifies the overall taste of the dish. It provides a savory foundation that complements the natural flavors of the chicken.

Butter. Butter in a roux? That’s not just about thickening, folks! It’s like adding a secret agent of flavor. The gentle richness, the savory depth, the whisper of nuts – they all intertwine, creating a base that whispers “deliciousness” into every spoonful of your sauce, gravy, or soup. Trust us, that buttery touch is the difference between good and “Oh my word, incredible!” So, embrace the butter magic and watch your culinary creations reach new heights!

Flour. The primary purpose of flour in a roux is to thicken liquids. When flour is cooked in fat (such as butter) and then combined with a liquid, it forms a smooth paste that thickens the mixture. This thickening property is essential for creating sauces, gravies, and soups with the desired consistency.

Season the chicken

Time to get our flavor party started! Grab a small bowl and let’s mix up a magical blend of spices. In goes the garlicky goodness, a touch of thyme for its earthy magic, some peppery punch, a sprinkle of salt to make everything sing, and a hint of oregano and Cajun spice for an extra kick. Give it a good shake to make sure everyone’s friends, then let’s coat our chicken in half this delightful mix. Toss it all together until every piece is wearing a delicious flavor cloak. The other half? Don’t worry, it’s got a starring role in the gravy waiting for it!

How to make a roux in a PossibleCooker

We’re about to create the foundation for some seriously good chicken gravy! Our secret weapon? A blond roux – a delightful blend of butter and flour, cooked until it takes on a light golden glow and releases a whisper of nutty aroma. This magic potion not only thickens our gravy to perfection but also infuses it with a touch of buttery richness that’ll have you scraping your plate clean. It’s simple, elegant, and oh-so-satisfying!

Time to work some roux magic! Let’s kick things off by switching your PossibleCooker to “sear mode.” While it warms up, grab a stick of butter and pop it in the pot. Watch it melt like a happy puddle, then whisk in half a cup of all-purpose flour. Keep stirring until everything’s smooth and creamy, like liquid gold – no dry lumps allowed! Once you’ve got this golden dream mixture swirling, we’re on our way to roux-liciousness!

Keep whisking your roux-tiful mixture until it whispers a secret to your nose – a sweet, nutty hint that it’s changing color. Look for a light golden glow, like sunshine peeking through clouds. Now, grab your chicken stock, and let’s play pour-and-stir! Add a bit, whisk it in until silky smooth, then repeat. Keep dancing with the butter and flour until most of the stock is their new best friend. Finally, sprinkle in the rest of your seasoning mix and watch everything-sing with flavor!

Time to reunite our flavorful friends! Gently toss the seasoned chicken breasts into the gravy, letting them bathe in all that deliciousness. Now, pop the lid on your cooker and switch it to “braise mode” – think of it as a cozy spa day for your dish! Set the timer for two hours (or two and a half if you like your chicken extra fall-apart tender).

Bowl of cooked and shredded chicken

In an hour and a half, grab those forks and give the chicken a joyful shredding party. Don’t worry about being perfect, these are rustic flavor chunks! Tuck them back into the gravy for another thirty minutes of cozy simmering, and voilà – your chicken and gravy masterpiece is ready! Spoon it over fluffy rice or creamy mashed potatoes, and prepare for happy taste buds.

A bowl of chicken gravy over rice. This is a pin for Pinterest

This chicken and gravy is so good, that it deserves a standing ovation (or at least a Pinterest pin, right?). Share the recipe with your squad and spread the cozy vibes! Every pin makes me do a little victory jig. Thanks for being awesome!

A bowl of rice covered with chicken and gravy

Homemade chicken and gravy

Fall in love with fall flavors! This creamy chicken and gravy, simmered to perfection in the Ninja Possible Cooker Pro, is comfort food at its finest. Tender chicken, rich gravy, and endless possibilities for sides… what's not to love?
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 189kcal
Author: James Strange

Ingredients

  • 6 each Chicken Breast 5.5 pounds of boneless skinless

Seasoning mix

  • 2 teaspoons Granulated Garlic Or Garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cajun Seasoning

Roux

  • 4 oz Butter 1 stick
  • 1/2 Cup Flour

Stock or Broth

  • 4 Cups Chicken broth

Instructions

Make the Seasoning mix

  • To a small bowl add 2 teaspoons Granulated Garlic , 1 teaspoon Dried Thyme, 1 teaspoon Black Pepper, 1/2 teaspoon Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Dried Oregano, 1/2 teaspoon Cajun Seasoning and give a good mix. Set aside for latter.
    2 teaspoons Granulated Garlic, 1 teaspoon Dried Thyme, 1 teaspoon Black Pepper, 1/2 teaspoon Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Dried Oregano, 1/2 teaspoon Cajun Seasoning
  • Add half of the Seasoning mix to 6 each Chicken Breast and stir to spread the seasoning.
    6 each Chicken Breast

Make the Roux

  • On the PossibleCooker select the sear / saute mode. Add 4 oz Butter. When the butter has melted add 1/2 Cup Flour and stir to combine.
    4 oz Butter, 1/2 Cup Flour
  • Continue cooking and stirring your roux until it just starts to change color (3 to 5 minutes).
  • Start slowly adding 4 Cups Chicken broth. Add a little stir to combine then add more.
    4 Cups Chicken broth
  • After adding all of the chicken broth add the remaining seasoning mix. Stir to combine.
  • Add the seasoned chicken, and stir to combine.
  • Cover and change mode to braise (set timer to 2 hours). Cook for 90 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken breast and shred.
  • Return the chicken to the cooker stir and cook on braise for 30 minutes.
  • The chicken gravy is now ready to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 899mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 569IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg
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