How to make Chicken Gravy from drippings

10/26/2011 2:55 pm · 0 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

Chicken Gravy Recipe

Yesterday I told you all how Matt came to my rescue and cooked the chicken for me.  If you missed it click here... it may make you smile 🙂  So yes I did NOT cook the bird, but I did make the gravy and thought I would share the recipe in case some of you have never made gravy from the drippings before.

This time I had about 2 cups of drippings in the bottom of the baking dish after roasting the chicken in the oven.  Pour the drippings into a large sauce pan.  If there is lots of fat skim some of it off.  Heat the drippings up, over medium- heat and bring it to a boil

In another bowl add 1 tablespoon corn starch to 1/2 cup of cold water.  Mix till all the lumps are out of the corn starch and it is well mixed… then you can slowly add it your chicken drippings.  Whisk the whole time, to prevent lumps.   Stir at a full boil for 1 minute, then turn heat off and let stand for 1 minute.  Salt and pepper to taste (chicken gravy tends to need a lot of salt).

 If you like your gravy a little thicker add a little more corn starch to your “corn starch water mixture”

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