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Homemade Chicken Gravy Recipe
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Homemade Chicken Gravy

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"Make an easy homemade gravy out of chicken stock, heavy cream, butter, and flour."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    30 mins


  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour until fragrant, 10 to 12 minutes.
  2. Gradually whisk in cold stock. Reduce heat to low. Bring gravy to a simmer, and cook and stir until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in heavy cream, and season with salt, white pepper, and cayenne pepper.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 28, 2012

OH BOY! This is REAL Chicken Gravy! Don't be afraid to cook your roux - if needs to be cooked slowly to a blonde stage - like Chef John says it will smell like pie crust. Good chicken stock makes a huge difference with this gravy. I did add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the roux along with some white pepper. Then proceeded as directed....taste tasted and added a bit more. Will I make again? You bet!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 06, 2012

Just ok. I dont know if the cream was a good addition. It was looking beautiful (color and texture) before i added the cream. It lost the "look" of what i consider chicken gravy. Easy recipe for the novice though

Dec 27, 2011

This recipe was delicious. I used half and half instead of heavy cream because I didn't have any.

Apr 18, 2012

Excellent easy recipe. I didn't have the cream, added just a touch of milk and a little bit (about a teaspoon) of cornstarch. I also added a few dried parsley flakes and a tiny bit of sage. Just mainly for color and because I was serving it with a sage stuffing. Thanks for a great recipe.

Feb 25, 2012

I really enjoyed this recipe. I've never bought gravy mixes and have always tried my hand at homemade gravies, but they've never come out this good. I've always used oil and never butter and I think that, that makes all the difference. I didn't use cream, as I did not have it and the gravy was just as good. I did add a little bit of whole milk though. I will definitely use this time and time again. I know it was good because my husband enjoyed it and he is picky, picky, picky!! Thanks!!

Jan 16, 2013

This is a good, basic, well-written recipe for gravy that will appeal to all those who either have never made gravy or who aren’t confident preparing it. I used the drippings from a roasted turkey breast plus enough boxed chicken stock to make up the difference. The cream was a nice addition, something I don’t generally use. I didn’t care for the light color of the gravy, however, particularly since I was using it for sliced roast turkey, but a little dribble of Kitchen Bouquet fixed that right up.

Jan 22, 2012

Mmm, amazing! So good with our roast chicken and mashed potatoes. My gravy wasn't getting thick at a simmer so I increased the heat and brought it to a low boil whisking constantly (this is how my mom does it) until it was thick to my liking, then turned off the heat and added the cream, s/p and cayenne. Thanks so much for the recipe:)

Jun 10, 2013

think you'd do better using 1/2 chicken and 1/2 beef stock (Better Than Bullion brand), and also, 1/2 flour, 1/2 cornstarch. Make sure you cook the flour in the butter for at least 5 minutes at medium low heat 'til it starts to brown. Turn up the heat, and slowly add the cold stock mixed with the corn starch.


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  • Calories
  • 170 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 44 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 15.6 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 395 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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