How to Make Chicken Gravy
Rich, classic pan gravy adds the perfect finishing touch to many chicken dishes. Follow these easy directions to get it right.
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Turn flavorful pan drippings into classic pan gravy. Here¿s how to get started.
Step 1: Pour drippings into a measuring cup
After moving your roasted chicken to a cutting board, pour the pan drippings into a large glass measuring cup. Scrape browned bits from the pan into the cup -- they provide extra flavor.
Step 2: Measure the fat
With a spoon, skim and reserve the fat from the drippings. Pour 1/4 cup of the fat into a 2-quart saucepan (discard any remaining fat).
Step 3: Add flour to the saucepan
Stir 1/4 cup all-purpose flour into the fat in the saucepan.
Add enough reduced-sodium chicken broth to remaining drippings to equal 2 cups total liquid.
Step 5: Strain and season gravy
Strain the gravy into a serving dish to get rid of any lumps. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.