Uptown Chicken & Red-Eye Gravy

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"This is from Cooking Light. I have been making this for about 20 years. I serve it with slices of grilled polenta."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (191.2 g)
  • Calories 254.4
  • Total Fat - 6.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 105.7 mg
  • Sodium - 600.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 8.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.3 g
  • Sugars - 3.2 g
  • Protein - 39.2 g
  • Calcium - 22.5 mg
  • Iron - 1.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add the chicken; seal bag, and shake to coat.

Step 2

Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Combine ham, coffee, 1/4 cup water, and sugar; pour over chicken. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes.

Step 3

Add mushrooms; cover and simmer 5 minutes or until chicken is done and mushrooms are tender. Remove chicken and mushrooms with a slotted spoon, place on a platter, and keep warm.

Step 4

Combine 1 tablespoon flour and 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl, and stir with a wire whisk; add to cooking liquid in skillet. Bring to a boil, and cook 1 minute or until thickened, stirring constantly.

Step 5

Spoon over chicken and mushrooms.

Tips & Variations

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Delicious! Lots of flavour and easy to prepare. The meatiness of the portabello was a lovely bite with the chicken. Will be making this again for sure. Thanks for sharing Mike! Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.

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(5 Sep 2017)