How to Make Gravy With Chicken Broth

How To Make Gravy With Chicken Broth Gravy Made Easy As the days become cooler, cooks tend to start to turn back to winter comfort foods.  Foods such as a roast chicken and mashed potatoes are perfect to sit...

How To Make Gravy With Chicken Broth
How To Make Gravy With Chicken Broth

Gravy Made Easy
Gravy Made Easy

As the days become cooler, cooks tend to start to turn back to winter comfort foods.  Foods such as a roast chicken and mashed potatoes are perfect to sit down with on a chilly day, and nothing goes better with it than some homemade gravy.  Think gravy is too difficult to make?  Think again.  You can learn how to make gravy with chicken broth using just a few easy steps.

Method:

  1. Warm 4 cups of chicken broth in a small pot.  If you have some drippings from cooking the bird, you can add them for flavor, but it isn't necessary.
  2. Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in a fry pan.
  3. Add 4 tablespoons of flour and stir together to create a paste called a roux.  This is what will thicken the broth into gravy.
  4. Cook the roux for a minute or two, until it is golden brown.
  5. Slowly stir in the broth, using a whisk to combine the broth and the roux.
  6. Bring the mixture to a boil, then turn the heat down to a simmer and let it reduce and thicken.

That's all there is to it.  If you just remember the number 4, you can have homemade gravy in a snap.  4 cups broth, and 4 Tablespoons of both butter and flour.

Wonderful Turkey and Gravy
Wonderful Turkey and Gravy

Once you get the basic gravy recipe down, you can start to experiment with different flavors too.  Add some minced garlic, or maybe a tablespoon of onion, celery, and carrot.  Use herbs such as a bay leaf for a change.  And of course, you can use other types of broth, such as beef, turkey, or even vegetarian to make different kinds of gravy.

Cooking gravy can be an intimidating task for many cooks, but with this simple recipe, even a beginner can tackle the job.  Don't be afraid to try new things, and contact us for all of your cooking needs.