Chicken Mushroom Gravy Recipe

This Chicken Mushroom Gravy Recipe is everything a hearty gravy should be! Chunks of chicken in a delicious mushroom and vegetable gravy. The gravy may be served over mashed potatoes as a side or enjoyed as a meal with an amazing salad

Chicken Mushroom Gravy served over mashed potatoes.

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Gravy Recipe-

In a Ukrainian home, a hearty gravy was served over mashed potatoes at most family gatherings. This chicken gravy recipe brings back so many memories from my childhood. Though I didn’t like mushrooms back then and enjoyed my mashed potatoes plain, I remember my mom always making this amazing gravy for parties and it would make all the adults really happy – really happy!

The combination of chicken and mushrooms with carrots and fresh dill is absolutely delicious.

Close up of chicken gravy on a bed of mashed potatoes, topped with fresh dill.

Measure out and prep all of the ingredients for the gravy-

Cut chicken into small, bite-sized pieces. Finely chop mushrooms, grate the carrot, finely chop the onion!

TIP: To enjoy the gravy as a meal, cut the chicken into larger pieces and slice the mushrooms instead of finely chopping them.

NOTE: If you love VEGETA seasoning as much as I do, season the gravy with part salt and part Vegeta. SOO GOOD!

Ingredients needs for this chicken mushroom gravy recipe.

How to Make Chicken Gravy-

Though this recipe is super easy and not much can go wrong. Read through the entire recipe before beginning so you have no surprises. (Do this with any recipe you make for the first time.)

  1. Over medium heat, add the broth and water to a medium pot, bring to a light boil. Take out 1/3 cup of the liquid and set aside. 
  2. In a skillet, saute chicken and add to the pot, turn the heat down to a light boil.
  3. In the same skillet, saute mushrooms. Add sauteed mushrooms to pot.
  4. In the same skillet, saute onions with the carrots. Add the 1/3 cup liquid that was removed from the pot and flour and mix vigorously. 
  5. Add to pot with remaining ingredients. Season with salt, pepper and add fresh dill.
  6. Allow the gravy to thicken at a low simmer.
  7. Enjoy!

Recipe for how to make chicken mushroom gravy. How to sauté the mushrooms, chicken and vegetables.

How to serve gravy-

This gravy may be served over your favorite side. Mashed potatoes, rice, egg noodle or buckwheat are all great with this mushroom gravy.

Can the gravy be prepared in advance-

Yes, this gravy may be made a day in advance. When reheating the gravy, reheat it on low/med heat not to scorch the pot. If the consistency is too thick, add a few tablespoons of boiling water.

Chicken mushroom gravy recipe in a sauce pot with a ladle of gravy. Topped with fresh dill.

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Chicken Mushroom Gravy Recipe

This Chicken and Mushroom Gravy Recipe is everything a hearty gravy should be! Chunks of chicken in a delicious mushroom and vegetable gravy.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gravy, gravy recipe
Servings: 6 servings, as a side
Calories: 118
Author: Valentina's Corner

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken breast (about 3/4 of a lb)
  • 1 tsp olive oil (or Canola oil)
  • 12 oz white mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 tsp table salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper

Instructions

  • Finely chop the onion, grate the carrot, cut chicken in small pieces and chop the mushrooms the same size as the chicken.
  • In a skillet, heat 1 tsp oil. Saute chicken until cooked. Season lightly with salt and pepper.
  • In a medium pot, over medium heat, combine the water with chicken broth, bring to a soft boil. Remove 1/3 cup of liquid and set aside.
  • Once the chicken is cooked, at it to the pot. Turn heat down to a soft boil.
  • In the same skillet, over med/high heat, saute mushrooms with 1 tablespoon butter until browned. Lightly season with salt and pepper. Add mushrooms to pot with chicken and broth.
  • In the same skillet, cook onions over medium heat with 1 1/2 tablespoons butter until tender. 
  • Add carrots and remaining butter. Cook until carrots are tender, stirring as needed. 
  • Once carrots are tender, pour the reserved 1/3 liquid into the skillet and stir. Slowly add flour and mix vigorously. Once flour is incorporated, add veggies to the pot. Stir well. 
  • Add the fresh dill, salt and pepper. Simmer for a couple minutes until gravy thickens.
    Enjoy, Friends!
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Mushroom Gravy Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 118 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 549mg24%
Potassium 331mg9%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 1470IU29%
Vitamin C 6.9mg8%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Show 20 Comments
  • Michelle K 06/24/2019, 9:17 pm Link Reply

    Why are we gently boiling 2C stock & 1.5C water? I see where the reserved 1/3C used in the recipe. What about the other 2.75C of liquid. When is this used and what for?

    I’ve read the recipe multiple times, so I don’t think I’m missing it.

    Does it go in after the flour?

    • Valentina's Corner 06/25/2019, 10:38 am Link Reply

      Hi, Michelle. In step 3, we add all the liquid to a pot (reserving the 1/2 cup), that becomes the base of the gravy. As you saute the remaining ingredients, you add them to the boiling liquid, hope that helps :), sorry if it was worded wrong. Enjoy.

  • Olga B 11/20/2018, 3:23 pm Link Reply

    Thank you for recipe,
    I made this gravy and it came out really good!

    • Valentina's Corner 11/20/2018, 10:14 pm Link Reply

      Thanks so much for sharing, Olga! So glad to hear that. Have a most blessed Thanksgiving weekend.

  • Valentina 03/11/2016, 8:34 pm Link Reply

    Is it supposed to be very watery?

    • admin 03/13/2016, 2:22 pm Link Reply

      Hi there Valentina. No, it’s not suppose to be watery, it should be a thick gravy. Was yours watery? :/

  • Veronica 03/10/2016, 9:06 am Link Reply

    Thank you for this easy delicious dish my who familiy absolutely LOVES it!!!

    • admin 03/10/2016, 1:19 pm Link Reply

      That’s wonderful. I love how this can be served or anything. Makes dinner so much easier.. 🙂

  • Mariana 11/04/2015, 5:13 pm Link Reply

    Valentina, I made this dish for my hubby and baby yesterday he absolutely loved it! And hubby is a veryyy picky eater…So if he loved it must be more than EXCELLENT 🙂 Thanks again!

    • admin 11/04/2015, 5:53 pm Link Reply

      That is SOO great to hear Mariana. 🙂 My daddy is a picky eater so I know the feeling when something is approved, hoorayy! :O)

  • Mary 10/05/2015, 10:17 pm Link Reply

    Wow this is SO SO DELICIOUS!!! Thank you so much for posting this!! 🙂 Already planning on making this again this week when I have guests over

    • admin 10/06/2015, 12:16 am Link Reply

      Mary, how wonderful!. So happy to hear you approve and hoping your guests will as well.:) Have a good time..

  • Lana 03/14/2015, 1:28 pm Link Reply

    I am so excited I found your blog. I feel like cooking all day today. 😀

    • admin 03/14/2015, 9:56 pm Link Reply

      Lanka! That’s a great feeling, rather delighted I was able to tempt you, hehe:) :).

  • nata 12/01/2014, 11:24 pm Link Reply

    How much mushrooms shud I add?

    • admin 12/02/2014, 12:19 am Link Reply

      Nata,
      Thank you for catching that, 12 oz. :o)

  • Mariya 06/15/2014, 10:20 pm Link Reply

    I have been eyeing this gravy for a while but kept forgetting or thinking it won’t come out(i have problems with the flour part). I just made this and it is so good!!! My husband has to have almost everything with gravy and now I’m so happy I tried this and that you took the time to share:) by the way it’s really good with macaroni also! Thank you!!!!:)

    • admin 06/16/2014, 4:47 pm Link Reply

      Mariya,
      Oh I am so glad you approve!. It’s one of my favorites. :). PS It freezes great too if you ever want to freeze it. Then just thaw and whaalla you got yourself dinner;)…
      Thanks much for the feedback!.

  • Olesya 11/11/2013, 6:53 pm Link Reply

    So unbelievabley delicious!!

    • admin 11/12/2013, 11:40 am Link Reply

      Olesya,
      Thank you, your too kind.. 🙂

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