Easy gravy recipe that anyone can make for the holidays. It uses turkey broth, but if you don’t have that you can simply replace it with chicken broth. With only a few ingredients you will have a delicious, fool-proof and lump free just like everyone loves.
I love this recipe because it only uses a few ingredients and virtually fool-proof. If you are a beginner don’t be worried you will get an amazing, thick, creamy, delicious and fuss-free.
If you are making a turkey you can use the drippings from the turkey, but you can also substitute drippings for packaged broth and it’s still delicious.
I grew up in a household where most things where made from scratch, especially things like gravy! My mom would never buy the stuff that comes in the packet, and there’s a huge flavor difference, plus, making it from scratch only takes a few minutes, and most people usually already have the ingredients they need to make homemade chicken gravy!
If you have roasted a chicken for dinner, be sure to save the liquid drippings at the bottom of the pan to add flavor to your gravy. Otherwise, you can make chicken gravy without them.
1/2 c. butter
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 c. all-purpose flour
4 c. of turkey pan drippings strained or chicken broth
Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in black pepper.
Slowly add flour, whisking continuously until mixture is smooth.
Slowly whisk in drippings or chicken broth into the pan. Make sure to whisk continuously. Cook gravy for several minutes until it thickens up.
Serve immediately or keep warm on low heat until ready to serve.
Gluten Free – Simply substitute corn starch for flour at a 1:2 ratio to make this gluten free. That means you’d use 1/4 c. corn starch instead of 1/2 c. flour.
Gravy with milk – If you are looking for a creamy gravy like sausage gravy just substitute part of the liquid for milk.
Avoid lumps – The trick to making gravy lump free is to whisk continuously and slowly add in the flour while whisking.
Thicker Gravy – If you would like the gravy thicker simply whisk in a little more of the flour or cornstarch. Although make sure you simmer it before you do this as it will thicken as it simmers.