Homemade Chicken Gravy Recipe (With Pantry Ingredients)

Homemade Chicken Gravy Recipe (With Pantry Ingredients)

This Chicken Gravy Recipe is an easy recipe that is tried and true. You don’t need chicken drippings to make this flavorful gravy for your chicken or turkey meal. Come on in, and I’ll show you how easy it is to make a delicious gravy.

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Homemade Chicken Gravy Recipe

There are always those times when there aren’t enough drippings to make gravy from. Sometimes, you have some chicken you bought at the store and need a quick gravy to go over some mashed potatoes. I’ve even found myself with a small amount of gravy that I am positive will not feed my crew and I’ve used this method to add to the gravy.

Whatever the case, this is a great way to make gravy from scratch with little or no drippings at all. You’ll want to save this recipe for just those occasions.

Here’s what I love about this recipe: 

  • easy to make
  • the flavor tastes great over chicken and turkey
  • ingredients are easy to find and you probably have most at home
  • always a big hit

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FAQs

Make Ahead and Storage: 

Can I make gravy ahead of time?

Yes! You can make the gravy a day or two in advance. Store covered in the refrigerator.

Reheating: Reheat in a saucepan on low heat, with the lid on

Can I Freeze Gravy?

Yes. Gravy is a great recipe to freeze. Let it cool completely and store it in freezer bags, containers, or ice cube trays. When ready, place it in a saucepan with the lid on and warm over medium-low heat until heated through

Storing: Store leftover gravy in an airtight container in the fridge for a couple of days

What can I do to flavor bland gravy?

Use bouillon cubes! If it’s a chicken or turkey gravy, use a chicken bouillon cube. If it’s a meat gravy, then use a beef bouillon cube

What foods go well with chicken gravy?

Tips and Tricks:

  • making a roux is easy to do. Just melt butter in a pan, and then add an equal amount of flour to the butter. Whisk until it is mixed in
  • If you find lumps in your gravy, which is usually the case, then you can strain your finished gravy into your gravy boat
  • adding another bouillon cube to the gravy is a great way to add flavor to the bland gravy
  • if you can’t find the rotiserrie seasoning, just shake in some salt, ground pepper, onion powder, and a little bit of garlic powder
  • thin out the gravy  by adding chicken broth or water

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Ingredients:

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  • unsalted butter – I use unsalted so I have control over the amount of salt in my gravy. If you think it needs more salt, then you can always add it
  • all-purpose flour – this is going to be added to the melted butter to make a roux
  • water – this will thin the roux out
  • chicken bullion cubes – used for flavor and color
  • rotiserrie chicken seasoning – for a little extra flavor

How do you make Chicken Gravy without drippings?

  • In a nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat
  • Whisk in an equal amount of flour
  • Thin out the flour mixture by adding water and whisking constantly to avoid lumps
  • Add bouillon cubes and seasoning – continue to whisk
  • Strain any lumps out by pouring the gravy through a strainer over your gravy boat
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Homemade Chicken Gravy Recipe (With Pantry Ingredients)

easy to make chicken flavor gravy without drippings

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1/4 cup of unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 chicken-flavored bouillon cubes
  • 1 tsp. of rotisserie flavored seasoning

Instructions

  • In a nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat
  • Whisk in the flour

whisking gravy

  • Thin out the flour mixture by adding water and whisking constantly to avoid lumps

making chicken gravy

  • Add bouillon cubes and seasoning – continue to whisk until cubes are dissolved

making gravy

  • Strain any lumps out by pouring the gravy through a strainer over your gravy boat or a bowl

Notes

Can I make gravy ahead of time?

Yes! You can make the gravy a day or two in advance. Store covered in the refrigerator.

Reheating: Reheat in a saucepan on low heat, with the lid on

Can I Freeze Gravy?

Yes. Gravy is a great recipe to freeze. Let it cool completely and store it in freezer bags, containers, or ice cube trays. When ready, place it in a saucepan with the lid on and warm over medium-low heat until heated through

What can I do to flavor bland gravy?

Use bouillon cubes! If it’s a chicken or turkey gravy, use a chicken bouillon cube. If it’s a meat gravy, then use a beef bouillon cube

What foods go well with chicken gravy?

Tips and Tricks:

  • making a roux is easy to do. Just melt butter in a pan, and then add an equal amount of flour to the butter. Whisk until it is mixed in
  • If you find lumps in your gravy, which is usually the case, then you can strain your finished gravy into your gravy boat
  • adding another bouillon cube to the gravy is a great way to add flavor to the bland gravy
  • if you can’t find the rotiserrie seasoning, just shake in some salt, ground pepper, onion powder, and a little bit of garlic powder
  • thin out gravy  by adding chicken broth or water

 

 

 

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