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“Perfect Every Time” Chicken Gravy December 27, 2013

Perfect Gravy.

Gravy used to be such a mystery for me….sometimes it would turn out, sometimes it wouldn’t (yes – LUMPS).  There is one simple trick that I learned – equal parts fat to flour.  That’s IT.  Why did it take me years to figure that out ?

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Our Christmas Dinner was as simple as it gets.  I prepped the veggies and chicken in advance (recipe here: https://locarbjabberwockey.wordpress.com/?s=christmas ) and just put the entire roasting pan in the fridge.  After all, we REALLY needed to see “The Desolation of Smaug” and wouldn’t be getting back home until about 5:30 pm.  The instant I walked in the door, I turned on the oven and popped the chicken/veggies in for about an hour and 15 minutes.

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I removed the veggies and chicken and put the pan directly on the stove (medium heat).  Leave all those burnt bits in there – they help create a super  rich, dark gravy!  There was about 1 tablespoon of chicken fat in the pan, so I added 1 tablespoon of butter.

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Perfect Gravy.

Since I had 2 tablespoons of fat, I added 2 tablespoons of flour, stirred it in, and let it cook for about two minutes.

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Perfect Gravy.

Now it’s just a matter of adding in some chicken broth (today it was from a can).  Moderation is what’s important here… I first poured in half a can and stirred until combined.  It immediately thickened, and I gradually added another can of broth.  But remember !  Don’t pour with too heavy a hand – it’s always easier to add more than to re-thicken it !  Each time you add more liquid, allow it to cook for a minute or two to see if it will thicken any more.

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Once the gravy is thickened, give it a taste.  I did not need to add ANY seasonings.  There was enough residual salt from the canned broth,butter and drippings and it was PERFECT.

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“Perfect Every Time” Chicken Gravy

1 Tbsp Chicen drippings
1 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp Flour
22 ounces (one and a half cans) chicken broth
Salt and pepper to taste

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Melt butter with chicken drippings over medium heat.  Add flour, and stir for about 2 minutes.  Gradually add the broth until gravy thickens.  You may need less (or more!) broth depending on how thick you like the gravy.

Season to taste.

Perfect Gravy.

Perfect Gravy

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10 Responses to ““Perfect Every Time” Chicken Gravy”

  1. dawnspitfire Says:

    we are ridiculous gravy lovers in my family! ! Love this. I’ve been making it for 40 years but telling someone else how is not my forte. I’m one of those nonmeasuring timing types. So I really appreciate you posting this!
    yay….I can just share this! !

  2. dawnspitfire Says:

    I’m so serious that I consider it a crime and a sin to throw away drippings!!!
    ROFLOL #true

  3. dawnspitfire Says:

    Reblogged this on dawn spitfire's blog and commented:
    LOVE GRAVY! ♥
    DON’T THROW AWAY THOSE DRIPPINGS! AKA #FLAVOR

  4. whatthemom Says:

    That really looks good. Wish I had it right now…it’s the daily “what’s for dinner?” Question looming…

  5. PigLove Says:

    That looks totally awesome my friend. AND it’s one of my favorites – chicken! I gotta show this to mommy so she can cook it. Thanks! XOXO – Bacon


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