Easy, Homemade Chicken Gravy: Made At Home Mondays

Thise super easy, super delicious homemade chicken gravy takes less than 10 minutes to make and tastes incredible.  Once you make it you’ll never buy another can or packet of gravy again!

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Easy, Homemade Chicken Gravy

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup butter (or chicken fat)
  • 1/4 cup unbleached, all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth (homemade gives the best flavor)
  • Salt & pepper to taste (for me this is 1/2 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper)

Preparation:

  1. Melt the butter in a medium size saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Whisk in the flour to make a smooth paste.
  3. Over medium heat, continue to cook butter and flour mixture for 1-2 minutes without stirring until it is a light golden color.
  4. In a slow, steady stream, pour the chicken broth to the flour mixture, whisking the whole time.  You want to incorporate the broth into the flour mixture without letting any lumps form.
  5. Once all the broth is added to the saucepan, allow the gravy to come to a slow boil over medium heat.  Cook and stir for 3-4 minutes or until the gravy is thickened.  You may need to reduce the heat during this time to keep it at a slow boil.
  6. Remove from heat.  Whisk in salt and pepper to taste.  Allow to slightly cool, serve, and enjoy!

Notes:

  • I usually always use butter instead of chicken fat, because that’s what I have on hand.  Both kinds of fat will give it a really nice flavor, so use whatever you have.
  • You can use whole wheat flour instead of the unbleached all-purpose flour, BUT your gravy will not be as smooth and it will not get as thick.  This is one of the few things that I always use unbleached, all-purpose flour for.
  • Please try this with homemade broth!  It makes a big difference in the taste, plus homemade broth is extremely good for you!

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