Southern Chicken Fricassee

"This is a recipe I remember my mother making, since I was a child. Now DH loves it as much as I do. Its comfort food at it's finest! Great on a cold night. I like to serve it with garlic-mashed potatoes, fresh green beans, and French bread to sop-up the gravy. Mmm."
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  • Combine seasonings and flour.
  • Dredge chicken pieces in seasoned flour, shaking off any excess.
  • In a heavy skillet or Dutch oven, brown chicken pieces in hot oil, over medium-high heat.
  • This will probably have to be done in two batches.
  • Return the chicken to skillet and add water.
  • Bake in preheated 325°F oven, covered, for 1 hour.
  • Uncover and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove chicken to platter and tent with foil to keep warm.
  • Skim fat off of drippings, if desired.
  • Evenly sprinkle flour over drippings while whisking.
  • When incorporated, whisk in milk and bouillon cube.
  • Simmer over a low to medium fire, stirring often, until thickened.
  • Serve the milk gravy over chicken and garlic-mashed potatoes.

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