Homemade Chicken Gravy Recipe

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Making homemade chicken gravy is a lot easier when you have the perfect recipe. Get a homemade chicken gravy recipe with help from a longtime cook in this free video clip.

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Hello, I'm Erika Monroe-Williams, creator of Thehopelesshousewife. com and television cooking expert. Today, we're going to be making chicken gravy and for this recipe you're going to need the drippings from one whole roasted chicken and you can cheat this by using extra stock, two tablespoons of butter, two tablespoons of flour, one cup of chicken stock heated works best, some salt and pepper to taste and one to two tablespoons of white wine, cooking wine. This is optional and one teaspoon of fresh thyme. So we're going to start this off by pouring our pan drippings into a cup. You could also use a fat separator if you'd like. We just need all the fat to go to the top and when it does we're just going to spoon that off. It goes right to the top because we don't want too much fat in the gravy. We've got our butter for that. So this is such an easy recipe and in my opinion you need this with a roasted chicken. It just makes it so much better and what better way to use those pan drippings. So I've got most of the fat separated here and taken off the top and we're left with this really flavorful drippings. So we're going to take this over to the fire and we're going to take our butter and we're going to melt it right in here with these pan drippings and then we're going to sprinkle our flour over that. So I'm going to head over to the oven. So this is the fire I was talking about, my gas stove. So we're just going to turn this on to about medium, the exact same pan that you roasted your chicken in and they've got these nice brown bits in here. So we're going to take our ingredients and we're going to start with butter and we're going to melt the butter right into this pan along with these brown bits. So we melt our butter. We just scrape the bottom of the pan, getting those nice flavorful bits and then we're going to take our flour and we're going to sprinkle it over the melted butter and pan browned bits and this is going to make our gravy thick. So we take it and we just really kind of blend this in until it's smooth. Okay, you really want to make sure that there are no lumps so get all that flour, there we go. Now we're going to take our chicken stock and pan drippings and we're going to whisk those in. Here's our pan drippings and our chicken stock, look at that. Now we want to heat this until it comes to a bubble. So I'm going to turn it up just a little bit. You can tell this is going to be a really flavorful gravy. Look at that coloring. So we want to bring this to a bubble. This is just about perfect. Now we want to cook this for about a minute after it starts bubbling, mix in our floury pieces here too, with all of our brown bits. You can already see the gravy thickening. You can take a whisk to this if you'd like as well, look at this beautiful gravy. And this is so simple, people are kind of intimidated by gravy but it actually is one of the easiest things to make from scratch. Okay see how thick and gorgeous this is. Now is the time to add the white wine if you'd like. This is optional. I think it gives it just a little extra flavor, whisk this in. Look how beautiful this is. You can smell the wine in there. Okay now I'm going to add the fresh thyme, look at that. Okay now we're just going to season with some salt and pepper to taste. And then you can pour this through a fine sieve if you'd like to get out the little herbs from the chicken or any of the lumps that there might be although this doesn't look like it has very many. So we want to take this off of the heat and pour it through a sieve so that we can get all of those brown bits and everything caught. So we have a nice smooth gravy. Okay you kind of just push this through. You can see all the gravy we have in here until it all comes out and there we have our chicken gravy.

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