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Carissa’s Good ‘n Crazy Simple White Sauce

This sauce is so versatile that it can be used to simply garnish mashed potatoes. It's best, however, when used in recipes like these: Creamy Chicken Enchiladas; Family-Friendly Chicken Curry Over Rice; and Homestyle Chicken Potpie. When using the sauce in a casserole-type recipe, season liberally so the flavor doesn’t become diluted.

Carissa’s Good ‘n Crazy Simple White Sauce
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Ingredients

  • 1 14.5-ounce can chicken broth (use homemade broth, if available)
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk, if needed to thin sauce
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2-4 tablespoons flour, depending on desired thickness of sauce
  • 1-2 chicken bouillon cubes (1 or 2 cubes for gravies, less for other meals)
  • ½-1 teaspoon Goya Adobo Seasoning (see note in Directions)
  • ¼- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼-1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Milk, if desired to thin the sauce (can use more chicken broth instead)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional items: For Tex-Mex, consider using cumin, oregano, green chilies, green chili sauce, red pepper flakes, etc.); and for potpies, use rosemary and parsley. And, of course, use curry for chicken curry recipes! Be creative.

Directions

  1. Determine the sauce thickness needed and thicken by adding more flour. A thinner sauce is good for casseroles and gravies; a thicker sauce is better for enchiladas and curry dishes.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.
  3. Add flour and whisk until well combined, about 1 minute. Working quickly (the flour and butter will burn if not attended), whisk in the chicken broth.
  4. Continue whisking until the mixture just begins to bubble and thicken. If sauce needs thinning, whisk in 1-2 tablespoons of milk or more chicken broth.
  5. Once cooked to desired consistency, reduce heat to a simmer and add seasonings to taste.
  6. Remove from heat and use in desired recipe.

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