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Have you seen the new Wonder Woman Movie? It opened on June 2nd, and my family cannot wait to see it, especially my girls. We got some temporary tattoos of Wonder Woman’s cuffs, and both girls put them. They felt so powerful!
Do you know what helps me feel like a Wonder Woman? Making a great lunch for my kids! Both Tyson® Chicken Nuggets and Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips from Sam’s Club the perfect summer lunch for my kids, and I can find family size bags at Sam’s Club for a great price. They’re so easy to prepare and always a hit with my family.
As we get close to the end of school, I tend to forget that I’ll be preparing lunch everyday in the summer time for my kids. Tyson Foods makes it so easy for me because my kids love their chicken. And, I love that I can stock up at Sam’s Club.
When I serve any kind of chicken, I serve it with cream gravy because that is my family’s favorite dipping sauce. When I was growing up, my mom would just make it from a mix . Many years ago as a new bride, my grandmother-in-law taught me how to make cream gravy from scratch on the stove with no lumps. Before I watched her make it, my attempts were always terrible, but she made it look so easy. I totally felt like a Wonder Woman when I made it to perfection the first time.
Here’s how I like to make it:
In a frying pan add two tablespoons of cooking oil like canola or vegetable oil, or if you have leftover fat drippings that works really well, too. Then, turn the temperature to medium heat.
Next, add the flour in one tablespoon increments and stir it in.
Here is the consistency. See the picture on the left? That is too runny. You want to keep adding flour and mixing it into the oil until it looks like the picture on the right, almost like a dough consistency. This is the secret I learned to gravy.
Next, throw in the salt and pepper. Some people LOVE a ton of black pepper in their gravy, but it’s always too spicy for my kids, so I only add 1/2 a teaspoon. Feel free to add more salt and pepper if needed.
Now you’ll add the milk 1 cup at a time and constantly stir. When you make this gravy, it only takes a few minutes, but you cannot leave the pan for a second. I find a wooden spoon does the best job as you constantly stir.
Stir it gently and continuously so the flour mixture can start to melt into the milk and become smooth and creamy as the milk heats up. If you don’t stir, the milk can scald and the flour will turn lumpy.
As you stir, you’ll gradually feel the gravy thicken. You’ll notice when you scrap the pan as you’re stirring, you’ll see more and more of the bottom of the pan. When you can see a long streak of the bottom of the pan, it’s usually thick enough.
As soon as it begins to bubble and is thick enough, remove it from the heat and serve it as a delicious dip for your Tyson® Chicken Nuggets.
This recipe will make a little more than 2 cups of gravy. I give everyone a little ramekin of gravy to dip or pour over their food.
To finish off a great lunch, I make some quick mashed potatoes, some steamed veggies, as well as my kids’ favorite fruit — watermelon. Yum!
Tyson® Chicken Nuggets with Cream Gravy Dip
- 2 tablespoons canola oil or fat drippings.
- 4 tablespoons flour
- 2 cups of milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Add oil to a frying pan and heat up to medium heat.
- Add the flour about 1 tablespoon at a time and mix up into the oil until it’s a lumpy consistency that is no longer liquid, almost like a dough consistency.
- Add the salt and pepper and mix up.
- Pour in the milk 1 cup at a time and begin stirring constantly with a wooden spoon.
- Stir continuously, making sure to scrape the sides every once in awhile until it has thickened, which happens after about five minutes or so.
- You’ll know it’s thickened when you scrap against the pan and can see a trail of the bottom of the pan last 1-2 seconds.
- Remove from heat and serve as a dipping sauce for chicken, steak fingers, mashed potatoes and more.
- Keep leftovers refrigerated up to 4 days.
Next time you need an awesome lunch for the kids, pick them up some Tyson® Chicken Nuggets or Crispy Chicken Strips at Sam’s Club and make this deliciously easy homemade cream gravy dipping sauce. They might think you’re a Wonder Woman, too!
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That dip sounds amazing. We make Tyson chicken nuggets all the time in our house and my kids will love this dip to go with them!
I love making cream gravy but have never thought tot to serve it alongside Chicken Nuggets. I always have Tyson Nuggets in my freezer. My 8-year-old grandson loves them.
I can’t wait to see Wonder woman! I have never made cream gravy before! As a lover of gravy, I have to try this out!
My husband makes the most amazing gravy but it’s not a cream gravy so I had to share this recipe with him. We can’t wait to try it.
That dip looks SO good! I am going try that the next time we have chicken nuggets! I just saw Wonder Women and I thought it was an excellent movie!
I used to eat chicken nuggets all the time when I was little, but I have never tried making them myself. I can’t wait to see that movie!
There is nothing like a good chicken nugget and this sounds like the best dip to go with them, I am going to have to give them a try.
I love those tattoos! They are too cute! And I just realized I don’t make gravy enough. This is such a great idea to serve with nuggets.
I love any kind of gravy. This looks so good! And I can’t wait to see Wonder Woman in theaters!
Cream gravy is one of those things that is easy to make but hard to make well. It looks like you nailed it with this recipe.
I’m always looking for fun, new dips for chicken nuggets and fries. This cream gravy sounds delicious. I think the kids would like it too.
Those chicken nuggets are totally delicious especially with that cream gravy dip. I enjoyed watching Wonder Woman as well.
This looks soo good! I love the idea of creamy gravy – I’ve never seen it before, but now I really want to try it! Such a great idea!
Tyson chicken nuggets make for a great lunch idea and this cream gravy dip would be great with them. The recipe for the cream gravy is something my mom would make but she would add hamburger. We would eat it over bread. It actually is what we would call Sh– on the Shingle. It taste great over a lot of foods. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
I am loving the Wonder Woman skin temp tattoos. Looks like you are raising your own little wonder woman.
The gravy looks good. Perfect for crispy chicken nuggets! Your girls sure liked it. Love those Wonder Woman temporary tattoos. My granddaughter would want to have that too.
Tyson Chicken Nuggets are a favorite snack in our home. It is tasty enough as it is but your creamy gravy dip would make it more special. Thanks for the recipe. My kids would love this.
Homemade gravy is the best and fat dripping adds such great flavor to gravies. My kiddos would love this, thank you for sharing.
We loved the new Wonder Wonan movie! Thanks for sharing this recipe my kids will love.